Top destinations in America for winter holidays 2018, as recommended by TripsToDiscover.
1. Caladesi Island, Florida
Caladesi Island has been called one of America’s top “secret islands.” It stays warm all year long and boasts three miles of white, sandy beaches scattered with sea shells. In fact, you’ll find some of the best shelling on the Gulf of Mexico right here. There are no hotels and no cars on the island – you’ll have to take a ferry and then explore it on foot.
2. Catalina Island, California
Catalina Island is a great option for a more affordable vacation. Located about 20 miles off the Southern California coast via a one-hour boat trip from Long Beach, you can enjoy swimming through the clear waters that are filled with a diverse array of marine life. Lover’s Cove has been ranked among the top ten best spots in the world for snorkeling with sea stars, octopi, Garibaldi fish, eels and anemones just a few of the creatures you’re likely to encounter.
3. Las Vegas, Nevada
Sin City is a popular destination year-round, but it offers an especially ideal spot for warming up in the winter while enjoying sizzling entertainment at an affordable cost. In fact, some say it’s the very best wintertime bargain in the U.S.
4. San Diego, California
San Diego is renowned for its year-round pleasant weather and multitude of attractions. While it may not be warm enough for swimming in the winter, the mild temperatures are perfect for taking part in all sorts of other activities, while hotel prices are at their lowest. Enjoy taking a stroll on the beach while watching for whales as winter also happens to be whale migration season.
5. The Florida Keys
The Florida Keys, a string of tropical islands connected by US Highway 1 that stretch about 120 miles off the state’s southern tip, offer a variety of affordable winter vacation destination options.