Winter is steadily approaching and as it nears, I get the craving for traveling to a warmer or unusual place where I can take some time for myself. Whether it be indulging in some much needed r&r or doing something adventurous, there are many places within the continental United States.
Phoenix, Arizona. Winter is the perfect time to head to Phoenix since the summers are almost too much to bare. However, in the winter months, the city becomes the perfect destination for lounging around the pool or hitting the golf course. While you’re there, consider taking a walk around the Desert Botanical Gardens or driving to see the Grand Canyon.
New Orleans, Louisiana. Looking to warm up during the holidays but want someplace a little less scenic and a bit more culturally rich? The Big Easy has culture and history for days, weeks even. Full of holiday activities and amazing eats, we all know you’re getting a cappuccino in a café in the French Quarter. But, think about visiting Audubon Zoo or spend a few afternoons picnicking on the lawns of City Park.
Santa Fe, New Mexico. If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, Santa Fe is a great destination to wet your eclectic appetite. The city is full of fun sites and local flare. At the same time, its super close to ski slopes on the mountains just outside of the city. While visiting, make sure you visit the Palace of the Governors and Canyon Road, located just blocks away from each other in downtown Santa Fe.
Las Vegas, Nevada. You might be thinking that this destination is not ideal for catching up on me time. However, Vegas is all about indulgence and luxury. The city’s main attractions are all of its amazing hotels and casinos. Whether it be the extravagant Bellagio or the lavish Venetian, each has their own restaurants, attractions, shopping, spas, and poolsides.
San Francisco, California. The Golden Gate City really has it all. With temperatures seldom below 50, even in winter, San Fran boasts a mighty list of interesting things to do and places to see. Catch the freshest sea food at the Fisherman’s Wharf, walk from museum to memorial to beach at the Golden Gate Park, or hop on a ferry to grab a historical site of Alcatraz Island.
What not-so-far away destination are you planning on utilizing this winter?