As the polar vortex is rapidly approaching, you can bet that snow is coming along the way. Winter time is a beautiful time to take a walk in the crisp, quiet air or even enjoy the views through the window, cozied up by a fireplace. Bundle up your coats, because these are the most beautiful winter towns in the U.S. to add to your winter travel list.
There’s no better place to relax and play in the frigid dead of winter than in Stowe. Known as one of the top towns in the New England area for winter fun, Stowe offers a variety of options such as multiple ski slopes, dog sledding, ice fishing, and ice skating. If you’re looking to take in the dazzling views of winter through the glass, there are a variety of indoor options available as well, such as resorts & spas, indoor rock climbing, shopping, and cabin rentals. This is your ultimate destination for making the most of your winter.
Breckenridge offers over 300 inches of snow each year, hence known as the best town for hitting the slopes. However, this town is known as one of the top tourist towns in the state. The town is known for its mining history and artistic winter sculptures. It is also very well loved for its luxury hotels and spas, dining, and outdoor fun. Breckenridge offers the real experience of a winter wonderland.
There is no better place to get your winter hiking experience in than Bend, OR. The town gets less than 30 inches of snow, but the slopes are made ready for your ultimate ski/snowboarding experience. After hitting the slopes, climb down to mainland to enjoy dry fun of dining, shopping, and relaxation through Oregon’s nature. Don’t forget your snow boots, because you’ll want to experience the fascinating trails that the State has to offer. If you’re a fan of fresh, cool winter air, then this is the place for you.
Ketchum is known for having the world’s largest snow making machine, and olympic ice skating practices. They’re also known for their extravagant holiday season where you’ll want to spend your whole day outside (don’t forget about the amazing Fireworks show). If you’re looking to get your adrenaline rushing, Ketchum offers Heli-skiing and is a must try for those with skiing skills. Don’t forget to check out the town’s most famous, family-owned restaurant, Vintage.
For the most significant winter wonderland experience, Ogunquit is a great experience. Known as a tourist town during the summer months, experiencing the ocean in the dead of winter is a beautiful sight. With the lower winter prices, you can support the local arts and unique shopping experiences of the town’s winter season. The local holiday festivities will allow you to relax through the hustle and bustle of the winter season, while experiencing the local holiday cheer.