When someone mentions the term “vacation”, often images of beaches and bright sunny days are brought to mind. But what about those who love to travel through the holidays? We’ve compiled a couple of beautiful travel destinations for those individuals who love the crisp air, and maybe a little bit of winter snow.
New York, New York
New York City in the Winter is a sight to behold. While sometimes reaching well below freezing temperatures, the holiday season is really when the beauty of New York shines through. With the holiday season officially beginning after Thanksgiving, New York offers gorgeous seasonal experiences, such as the lighting of the tree at Rockefeller center or The Holiday Walk on Fifth Avenue to check out stunning window displays.
They don’t call Nashville “Music City” just because. Nashville offers a handful of music events in the fall and winter, such as Holiday Harmony and the CMA Awards. Nashville also offers visitors with a wide array of farm-to-fork eateries and delicious southern cuisine.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Autumn is an ideal time to visit Salt Lake City as this is when the crowds tend to die out and the vibrant foliage begins to showcase its true colors. Salt Lake City is a great place for hiking in the fall and snow sports in the winter time. Salt Lake City is also home to several pieces of architecture, many of which are churches or places of worship.
If there’s any time to visit the Windy City – it’s the fall and winter. With plenty of music festivals and street markets kicking off in the fall like the Latino Music Festival and the Christkindlmarket, Chicago is the place to be. The unique architecture of Chicago also takes the spotlight in October and November. Historic locations, such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, offer tours where you can warm up and take in some history.
The little-known town of Bend is full of life year-round, but it shines best in the glistening snow. You can stay at McMenamins or just go there for an evening to watch a movie, relax in their soaking pool, or discover their secret rooms. During the day, take a walk through Shevlin Park or stroll along the Old Mill River Trail for beautiful scenery. If you love to enjoy the outdoors in every season, Bend is the perfect destination for you!
We want to see where you travel to! If you’re taking an autumn or winter vacation, share your pictures with us on social media by using the #MYHYDAWAY hashtag. We can’t wait to see where you’re going. Safe travels from all of us at HYDAWAY!