When we think of winter travel, we usually envision snowy destinations where you can ski, sled or snowboard. But since the United States is huge and varied in landscape, while researching some of the best places to go we realized there are a lot of different types of “winter” getaways!
Winter in Florida is completely different than winter in Texas or in the wild terrain of Wyoming. So no matter what your ideal type of destination is, there’s something for everyone.
We’ll be highlighting some amazing Airbnb’s that will make a winter weekend getaway even more special. Let’s check out some epic places to go this winter.
8 Ideal Long Weekend Getaways for Winter
With temperature highs in the 70s during the winter, Palm Springs is an ideal getaway for relaxation, shopping and even exploring the outdoors. Actually, hiking is better during winter when day temps are cooler. Get cozy at night though, because temps drop to the mid-40s. This beautiful Airbnb, the Rock House in Palm Springs, CA, features an outdoor fireplace and four-person hot tub. Yes, please.
Sonoma, CA is one of the most beautiful areas in California. With lush rolling hills, plenty of wineries and lots of sunshine, you will truly feel like you’re on vacation. Check out the gorgeous Zen House in Sonoma, CA on Airbnb, just a ten minute drive from downtown Sonoma.
What better place to rest your head in quirky Austin, TX than an adorable Airstream trailer? This Vintage Airstream in Austin, TX is in a beautiful garden oasis on a 1/2 acre of land complete with farm animals. Believe it or not, it also features a vintage claw foot bathtub. The perfect cozy place to rest your head after a day of exploring the city.
Winter getaways are definitely about cozy cabins and this one is no exception at Cozy Carnelian Bay in Tahoe, CA. Just a 15 minute walk to the lake and a 15 minute drive to the local and epic ski resorts, your days will be filled with playtime activities!
Want to get out of the country without a long plane ride? Time to visit our friends up in Canada this winter, especially the magical city of Montreal! This luxurious Skylit Loft in Old Montreal is the perfect place to retreat to while exploring the European charm of the city.
If you’re craving warm island weather this winter without leaving the states, the delightful Key West might be the perfect place. Just blocks from the famous Duvall Street and Hemingway House, staying at the Bella Vita in Key West, FL will make you feel like a true local.
Chicago is a great place to be during the holidays. If you love traditional holiday and winter activities like ice skating, shopping Michigan Avenue and yes, holiday pub crawls, then you need to visit Chi-Town! There’s definitely plenty of things to explore in this iconic city, plus enjoy a good night’s sleep at this gorgeous Historic Coach House in Chicago.
If you love skiing, snowboarding, natural hot springs and an old western vibe, there may be no better place to be this winter than Jackson Hole. The idyllic Modern Rustic Cabin Jackson Hole, WY is a sustainably built cabin in the woods just minutes from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ski area and the majestic Grand Teton National Park.