Here’s the top winter destinations according to the popular travel guide, Let’s Go.
1. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
With an average winter-time temperature of 77 degrees, the Dominican Republic is a perfect warm-weather getaway. With travel companies offering great travel deals on all-inclusive resorts, Punta Cana is an affordable option for the budget conscious traveler.
2. Las Vegas, Nevada
With great hotel deals in the winter, and endless options for free entertainment, Sin City draws budget travelers in droves. For those who like flashing lights, casinos, and endless entertainment, but can’t quite afford a trip to Monte Carlo, Vegas is perfect.
3. Bangkok, Thailand
Plane tickets to Thailand may have some travelers cashing the check grandma gave them for Christmas a little early—but that will be the most expensive part of this trip. Backpackers flock to Thailand for its food, culture, and budget-friendliness. Travelers enjoy affordable accommodations, breathtaking sights and monuments, and a pleasant mix of internationalism and traditional culture.
4. Montreal, Canada
For travelers looking to escape the cold, this may not be the ideal destination, but for those who don’t mind bundling up, Montreal is an unconventional—and affordable—option. The city is so charming it’s easy to mistake it for Paris.
5. San Juan, Puerto Rico
Home to the famous Bacardi factory, as well as warm beaches and tropical rainforests, San Juan is an ideal destination for a much needed winter reprieve.
6. New York, New York
New York in the winter is magical. Ice skating in Rockefeller Center, seeing the window displays along 5th Avenue, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular are only a few of the exciting things tourists can enjoy. Accommodations can run a bit pricier than some of the other destinations on this list.
7. Ifrane, Morocco
Tucked away in the Middle Atlas Mountains, with red roofs and cute manicured parks, it’s easy to mistake this little slice of heaven in North Africa. It’s rare to get a chance to ski in Africa, but travelers love to take advantage of this sleep college town.
8. Dublin, Ireland
European cities like Dublin have become more and more budget-friendly. Dublin has the pleasant combo of being a big city, but the warmth and intimate feel of a small town. By the end of their trip, travelers to Dublin can expect to have developed a taste for Guinness and an appreciation for a bustling pub culture.
9. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Plain and simple, Buenos Aires is just cool. The people dress well, and everybody looks great. If this is a vacation with warmth in mind, look no further. Temperatures in January are in the upper 80s. For diversity, take a daytrip outside of the city, but make sure to return for some Buenos Aires nightlife.
10. Vienna, Austria
Vienna is steeped in history, and with coffee houses on every corner, travelers certainly won’t be missing Starbucks. The city is also easy to navigate and affordable—and English is widely spoken. It’s also a central point for travel to other cities in Europe like Budapest or Prague.
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