Whether you’re looking for a winter wonderland or a warm escape, these are best places to visit in winter in the US! Snow-capped mountains, cozy chalets and secluded beaches are all accessible year-round but especially enjoyable during the colder months. Wherever you’re headed, but sure to plan for the weather in your dream winter destination.
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From the peak of Mount Whitney to the depths of Death Valley—that’s how many options there are for things to do near Bishop, California. If that’s a bit extreme, here are a few more ideas: birding and fishing, cool rocks and hot springs, 4 wheel drive and all-star skies.
We asked our audience to share their best road trip tips and advice. We were blown away at the responses! What would you add to this list of travel hacks?
The towns of Cedar City and Brian Head, Utah have thriving arts scenes and plenty of incredible restaurants, breweries and wineries. The only thing that could make these lively destinations even better? The vast stretches of public lands surrounding them, full of vivid red cliffs, wildflower-studded aspen glades, a national monument and two national parks.
The national monuments in the West help preserve Indigenous heritage, coastal ecosystems, the prehistoric past, and other sites of historical and cultural significance. From fossils and fjords to craters and cliff dwellings, you can see many beautiful places and learn incredible history at the national monuments in the western United States.
On the morning of your third day on the Olympic Peninsula, even more options await. We recommend choosing one of three expeditions: kayaking, exploring Hurricane Ridge, or whale watching.
Get ready to have everything you thought you knew about the American Southwest turned upside down, because Farmington, New Mexico, isn’t just another sleepy desert town. Here are a few surprising things you can do in Farmington, NM, during your gateway to the Four Corners.
Soak up the blend of historic buildings, classic road trip tunes inspired by Route 66, and the thread of Native American culture in the art and memorabilia. Take another look at it all by taking the Route 66 Zipline over town. Then, find your way to the Grand Canyon—without crowds.
Autumn in Colorado is a truly magical time of year. The air is crisp, opportunities to enjoy a warm beverage are plentiful (pumpkin spice latte, anyone?) and the changing aspen leaves dancing in the treetops and swirling through the air are breathtaking. We’ve put together a list of our favorite spots to enjoy fall colors in Colorado for you – happy leaf peeping!
El Dorado County is the birthplace of California’s gold rush, and the fever that inspired hundreds of thousands of emigrants to flock to the Pacific Coast—forever changing the course of American history. Today, modern travelers find small-town charm, outdoor experiences, and robust flavors that continue to thrive in Placerville, CA.