One of your new year’s resolutions may have been to save money or travel more. There are several areas in the U.S. that have cheaper airfare and hotel rates in the remaining winter months. Get out and explore one of these U.S. destinations while winter is still in full swing.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe boasts a rich Pueblo Native American culture. You will see adobe brick houses, Native American art, and, at night, a beautiful New Mexico sunset. The Southwestern food in Santa Fe is some of the best in the U.S. Hotels will offer hundreds of dollars off rooms during the winter season.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sin City is calling your name. Just walking down the Las Vegas strip and admiring the casinos and hotels is a day in itself. Right now, there are several different permanent and touring shows you can see at Las Vegas casinos and theaters. Hotels like Excalibur and Tropicana offer rates as low as $30 per night in the winter.
Denver is home to some of the best beer in the U.S. Take a trip to snowcapped Rocky Mountain National Park or enjoy downtown Denver’s museums and restaurants. Denver is one of the cheapest destinations for flights right now. Roundtrip flights out of Chicago are as low as $60.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Stroll the white sand beaches of Myrtle Beach before the spring breakers arrive. The weather is mild, averaging around 60 degrees. Take advantage of the seafood restaurants without the crowds. Room rates in Myrtle Beach are, on average, around $60 per night in the off-season.
From the Liberty Bell to Independence Hall, there’s always something to do in Philadelphia for history buffs. Philadelphia is full of indoor concert and theater venues to beat the cold. Like Denver, Philadelphia is cheap to fly to right now. Roundtrip flights are as low as $100 from major cities.
If you’re really looking to beat the cold, Miami is the place to be. Temps can range from 60-80 degrees in February. What else says relaxation like laying on a beach for a week? With several festivals and Miami‘s Romance Month in February, hotels and restaurants will be having specials to attract tourists. You can find hotel deals between $60-100 per night.
Whether you’re looking to beat the cold or just take an affordable vacation, winter is the time to do it. You can save big on travel and experience a place you’ve never been before.
About the Author: Ali is a guest contributor from Four Kachinas Inn, a bed & breakfast located in the charming Southwest town of Santa Fe.