8 Best Places To Visit In The US
The upcoming holiday season often brings plenty of travel places, whether you’re planning on heading home to your family or visiting friends you haven’t seen in a while.
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But with so many destinations to choose from, it can be hard to know where to go and what to see, especially when you have limited time off work or school.
Luckily, we’ve got you covered! Here are the best places to visit in December from the US.
California- The Best Place To Visit
There are a lot of California options for December, but one of our favorites is Lake Tahoe. The lake has snowy peaks and an incredibly blue watercolor year round, but during December it’s breathtaking.
There are many eye catchung places and plenty of things to do on or near Lake Tahoe with snow sports in winter and kayaking/sailing/boating/swimming in summer. You can even rent a cabin right on top of the lake!
The surrounding towns offer local shopping and dining as well as smaller casinos away from Vegas if you want to gamble for real money. And don’t forget about Napa Valley!
Florida- The Fun Travel Destination
If you’re planning on visiting South Florida in December, there’s plenty of sunny weather and fun activities at the place. Enjoy local holidays including Christmas Week and Kwanza during your visit for arts festivals, craft shows, parades, tree lightings, and more.
Whether you want to explore a botanical garden or do some shopping at Las Olas Boulevard shops, Florida has it all! And with warm temperatures throughout most of December (the mid-70s), there will be no shortage of opportunities for swimming or boating along South Florida’s coast.
Colorado- The Cool Place To Travel
You may not need a coat while visiting Colorado, but you might need your long johns. Temperatures during December can drop as low as -35 degrees Fahrenheit, but don’t let that scare you away.
With many amazing snow-covered hikes and activities, it’s easy to stay warm when visiting the place Colorado at any time of year.
Whether you’re looking for an easy weekend getaway or looking for things to do with kids, there is something fun for everyone throughout December.
Illinois- The Attractive Destination
Chicago, Illinois is one of those places that has something for everyone. In December you can enjoy ice skating at Millennium Park or Chicago Theater District.
Ski resorts are located just two hours outside of town. Some notable attractions include The Art Institute of Chicago, Oak Street Beach, and Navy Pier.
Texas- The Retro Place
Anyone looking for a winter escape with big-city amenities needs to look no further than Texas, especially during December.
The state’s capitol, Austin, offers a jam-packed calendar of local music events and holiday activities throughout most of December.
For an old-fashioned night out with friends or loved ones, head to Sixth Street, where you’ll find numerous restaurants and bars perfect for listening to live music.
On New Year’s Eve itself, there are fireworks displays over Lady Bird Lake (where Downtown Austin is located) at 8:00 pm and Midnight that should be visible anywhere in Downtown Austin proper.
And before you leave town make sure you go shopping on South Congress Avenue.
Washington State- The Stunning Place
Most people think of Washington as rainy and green, but when you go just a little inland into Washington State, there are several places that are stunning.
Wenatchee is home to some beautiful places, including Lake Wenatchee State Park which offers views of glaciers and Mount Adams. In Leavenworth, which is home to Bavarian-style architecture, you can see Christmas lights everywhere—even on Main Street.
It’s one of those picturesque towns everyone loves to visit during December. Yakima has numerous hot air balloon rides that make for a beautiful view of all it has to offer—and once you land, it’s known for its wineries and apple orchards.
Pennsylvania- The Activity Hub
Located at one end of a valley between two mountain ranges, Pennsylvania is home to several attractions. Winter in Pennsylvania offers plenty of activities.
The nearby ski resorts offer excellent skiing and snowboarding opportunities that are great for tourists as well as people who live there year-round.
The state offers exceptional ice-skating venues that are open during all months of winter. Visitors can also enjoy sledding, ice fishing, and cross-country skiing throughout most of the winter months.
Maine-The Lobster Place
While Maine is best known for its Lobster, there’s much more to love. Winter is a great time to enjoy views of spectacular waterfalls, hike coastal trails and explore shipwrecks along Maine’s coastline.
If you can brave the cold weather, it’s also a perfect time for ice fishing. For those who prefer warmer temperatures, check out a seasonal beer festival or take advantage of many museums that offer free admission.
Plus, enjoying some local seafood is not only less expensive during winter months—it just tastes better when it’s fresh!