Wintertime is usually a favorite season for many, with all of the amazing holidays, as well as the fun places to visit. Perhaps this winter, you’re thinking of getting away on a budget. The good news is that there are plenty of other great spots for your winter vacation, whether you want to play in the snow or the sand.
Choose Miami and you’ll have a great time but, if there’s one thing that Miami is known for, it’s the exuberant prices for almost everything under the sun. So, to enjoy a Florida getaway without the high price tag attached, consider booking your trip to Destin, Florida.
From the crystalline waters to the fishing opportunities and the white sand beaches, Destin offers beauty and fun without you having to spend an arm and a leg to enjoy it. If your heart is set on a winter getaway to Florida, this could be the perfect place for you. Plus, it’s easy to get to with cheap flights from SLC and many other parts of the country.
Austin is a fun city and while it’s not at all near to the ocean, it still offers water fun in the form of kayaking in Austin’s rivers or boating on Lake Travis. Although Texas can see colder temperatures in the winter every now and then, for the most part, the climate can still have its warm days in the winter. So, if you’re looking for a warmer destination that offers great places to eat, a fun music scene, and a lot to see and do, Austin could be the perfect winter location for you.
South Padre Island, Texas
For those who have their heart set on a getaway to the ocean during winter, South Padre Island is an affordable place to visit. Nestled off the gulf shore in the southern part of Texas, you’ll find this unique area to be as inviting as can be.
It’s not pretentious, it offers plenty of shoreline, beautiful sand dunes, and all types of lodging, so whether you’re renting an RV in Texas or hope to stay at a local Airbnb, this is a great spot for you. Boating, bird watching, fishing, and swimming—there’s so much fun to be had in this south Texas gem.
A perfect getaway for Californians and beyond, Ventura is a charming location that doesn’t suffer from loads of traffic or pretentious celebrities. Offering much in the way of nature and fun, you can go kayaking or paddle board for some time in the sun, and then find some great seafood or tacos from local joints that have been around for decades. If you’re all about wineries or breweries, there are a plethora of options to choose from in this charming city.
Angel Fire, New Mexico
If you want a winter escape that involves skiing, Angel Fire in New Mexico may not be as well-known as the slopes in Vail or elsewhere, but it’s a beautiful gem with slopes that will make any die-hard skier happy.
From black lines for those who have been skiing for years to intermediate options for those who are just getting the hang of it, Angel Fire is a small town where you can enjoy a snow-filled escape at Angel Fire Resort.
Whether you want to escape to beaches or you want to enjoy the snow with your family or friends, there are plenty of affordable places to visit when you want to take a trip with your loved ones. While you may not have a budget to travel around the world or move somewhere unique as an immigrant, you can still have a wonderful time during the winter months at any one of these destinations.