Who wants to be home this upcoming winter season? We know you’re all itching to get out there for a little change of scenery, so why not make that scenery the most beautiful it can be? Our below list highlights ten of the most beautiful spots to go for a vacation during the winter.
The Sedona desert town is surrounded by beautiful red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests. It’s noted for its mild climate and vibrant arts community. Uptown Sedona is dense with New Age shops, spas and art galleries. On the town’s outskirts, numerous trailheads access Red Rock State Park, which offers bird-watching, hiking and picnicking spots.
Located not far from Yellowstone, this park covers a whopping 310,000 acres of land and is named after the superb Teton mountain range, which is practically ancient, with areas reaching 9 million years old. Appreciate nature through unique wildlife and gaze in awe and wonder over clear bodies of water, formed by glaciers over the years.
The White Sands National Monument consists of a wide expanse of white gypsum crystal sand dunes in the north of the Chihuahuan Desert. Immerse yourself in this tranquil environment, easily one of the most beautiful places in our country.
The Golden Gate Bridge towers at almost 750 feet tall, measuring at 4,200 feet in length. It is one of the Wonders of the Modern world and is constantly touched up by a staff of 38 painters who maintain its impressive color. Guided bike tours and cruises allow for up-close-and-personal glimpses of this monumental structure.
Antelope Canyon, also known as Corkscrew Canyon, doesn't require too much hiking to reach this majestic place. Wavy rock formations make up the canyon, glowing in vibrant hues of orange, red, and even pink. It’s no wonder that this is the state’s most photographed attraction.
The formation of the Salt Flats began at the end of the last Ice Age, when the waters of ancient Lake Bonneville began to recede. Today, ground water slowly flows towards the Salt Flats, picks up dissolved minerals along the way, and percolates up to the surface. During the cooler months of the year (November to May), salt water evaporation slows down and the ground water floods the Salt Flats several inches deep.
Acadia National Park covers 49,075 acres of land, teeming with rare wildlife of all kinds. The park has its share of coastline shores and contains a wealth of historical significance thanks to Native American inhabitance. Drive up Cadillac Mountain and receive the reward of a picturesque scene that mixes the stunning seaboard with rugged, rocky terrain.
Lake Tahoe is one of the most famous freshwater lakes in the US. Located in the mountain range of Sierra Nevada, it's so transparently clear that you can see right down to its 70-foot depths! It's first believed to have formed during the ice ages, and most of its modern appearance has been around for two million years.
The Watkins Glen State Park is located in upstate New York, and to witness the water cascading down frozen would be a winter wonderland indeed! Watkins Glen is home to a gorge that holds a grand total of 19 gorgeous waterfalls. There are also plenty of places to set up camp if desired.
Savannah is an old city that is home to multiple fascinating sites, like Forsyth Park. Built in the 1840s and fitted with a stupendous fountain, romantic benches, and plenty of iconic oaks covered in moss for an even more calming aesthetic.