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Top Five Winter Resorts to Visit in 2022

When cold weather hits, it’s the season to be cozy. Winter’s a great time to travel since crowds thin, prices drop, and you can experience the American landscape in gorgeous new ways.

Whether it’s a winter vacation destination to a ski resort, hiking in snow-covered mountains, ice-skating at the Rockefeller Center, or strolling through a Hallmark Christmas card town, there are plenty of options for incredible winter escapes.

From a ski trip for the whole family, a solo luxury sauna or hiking adventure, to a romantic lodge and hot tub getaway, check out these top 5 winter resorts to visit in 2022.

1. Camden, Maine

Camden looks like a scene straight out of a New England Hallmark movie if you’re looking for a quintessential Christmas town. So, prepare to bundle up for a festive stroll around this charming “Crown Jewel” town. There’s plenty to see, with shops decked out in holiday cheer and life-size Christmas villages with the winter sunlight glinting off the water in the harbor.  

If you want to hike or ski, check out the Camden Hills State Park or race downhill at the nearby ski area. As a bonus, it’s the only place to ski with ocean views on the East Coast. 

What to see

Check out Christmas by the Sea, the Christmas festival held in Camden for 20 years. You can also see The Nutcracker performed at the Camden Opera House.

Where to stay

Enjoy waterfront marina views from the balcony, excellent service, and beautiful guest rooms that bring in rave reviews at the Grand Harbor Inn.

2. New York City, New York

Are you looking for a classic winter experience? Then, head to the Big Apple for some timeless winter sightseeing.

There’s no question that New York City knows how to do winter right. Enjoy cozy heated outdoor dining cabins, lighted store windows, bustling bar scenes, crisp walks through a snowy Central Park, or ice-skating at the Rockefeller Center rink under a giant Christmas tree will give you all the holiday vibes. Click on the link to read more.

What to see

Check out the 12-ton, 79-foot-tall Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center. It will have over 50,000 multicolored LED lightbulbs topped with a glittering, 900-pound, 3 million-crystal Swarovski star this year. Afterward, catch a carriage ride for a romantic tour around Central Park.

Where to stay

Just an L-train ride away from Manhattan in Williamsburg,The William Vale hotel has plush rooms with skyline views that will have you coming back for more.

3. San Antonio, Texas

Located in south-central Texas, San Antonio combines pleasant, mild weather with history and winter festivities.

History buffs can enjoy a visit to the Alamo historical site and museum to learn about the 1836 battle against Mexico for Texas independence.

Everyone can enjoy strolling through Art District, past gorgeous hotels, fine eateries, shopping, boat tours, and arching trees overhead dripping with a breathtaking display of multicolored Christmas lights along the San Antonio Riverwalk.

What to See

Check out show-stopping cityscape views from the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas.

Browse or grab something to eat near the San Antonio Market and shopping area.

Where to stay

For a luxurious contemporary feel in a city made from steel and glass, check into the Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk in the Arts District.

4. Charleston, South Carolina

The Holy City, named for its religious toleration and numerous churches, merges from a luxurious summer getaway into a classic holiday destination with just a few fresh falling snowflakes. Mostly, the weather stays mild in this historic city.

From the mouth-watering Low Country cuisine to lovely beaches, harbor views, and gorgeous historic mansions along The Battery and Rainbow Row, Charleston offers a genuinely unique winter resort experience.

What to See

Join a candlelight “Ghost of the South” tour at night or book a daytime Charleston walking tour or elegant carriage ride along the city’s cobbled streets.

Where to stay

Find Southern charm and unique craft cocktails at The Spectator Hotel or enjoy the luxury style, gourmet cuisine, and a spa experience that includes a couples’ massage, a candlelit evening, and a chilled bottle of Champagne at The Wentworth Mansion.

5. Jackson, Wyoming

If your family trip, solo escape, or romantic vacation destination is more likely to include active adventure and rugged wilderness beauty, Jackson, Wyoming, might blow your expectations out of the water.

Resorts such as Snow King Mountain Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and Grand Targhee Resort near the Grand Teton National Park offer multiple cold-weather activities that include hiking and skiing. This Christmas escape to the Great Outdoors also fuses luxury with a sparkling western winter atmosphere.

What to See

Head to Jackson’s town square, where you’ll find corner arches crafted from elk antlers and blazing with a spectacular display of twinkly Christmas lights. Follow the link to learn more.

Where to stay

Check into the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole for a combination of rustic charm and modern luxury with views of the majestic, snow-capped Grant Teton Mountains.

Many local ranches and resorts pull out all the stops for the holiday season. They have Christmas trees delivered to your room, festive Christmas wreaths, freshly baked cookies, smooth eggnog, and a horse-drawn carriage ride through the snowy landscape.

 Photo by Artem Beliaikin 

Post Author: Lillia Hall

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