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Winter Wonderland Vacations

After working hard, long hours at your job for months and sometimes years on end without a break, it is important to get a break. A good vacation can renew your spirit, give you a new outlook on your work and family, as well as keep you healthy. People often enjoy going to sunny locations like Miami, southern California, or the Caribbean during the winter months. But where do you go when you want to enjoy a winter vacation? The world is filled with beautiful winter wonderland destinations that are worthy of a visit. Here are a few to help you get your winter vacation research started.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah is a prime spot for skiing. One of the area’s draws is the fact that you can stay in a downtown hotel, then drive only a half an hour away to get to the slopes. The city also gets an A+ rating for affordability, making it a great destination for families with young children. Apart from skiing, you can visit Temple Square, the city’s most popular site for tourists. The Mormon Church is open to visitors all year round. They often host free family friendly movies, plays, and music events. The church even has several popular restaurants attached to it, making it a great place to find more information about other happenings in Salt Lake City.

Portland, Maine

New England is a great vacation destination any time of the year. What makes Portland, Maine such a draw during the cold winter months is its small town charm. The town is filled with beautiful antique stores, several microbreweries, and plenty of cozy bed and breakfasts that offer such great hospitality that you will wish you could take it home with you. The city also offers ornate mansions and picture perfect ocean views. If you thought the ocean was only for summer fun, think again. The ocean during the winter can be just as beautiful and romantic provided you bundle up properly. There are many restaurants that offer fresh, local seafood. The hotel prices are often lower during the winter months because it is considered off-season as tourists generally flock here during the summer and early fall. So if you are looking for a place to get good value for your winter vacation dollars, put Portland, Maine on your list of go-to spots.

Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler MountainCanada has some beautiful winter vacation spots. Whistler, British Columbia is located about 60 miles north of Vancouver. While vacation destinations in Whistler are known as a yearlong destination, it is particularly favored for its ski season that starts during the third week of November and lasts through April. Whistler has been named on several international “best of” lists. So if you consider yourself to be a ski bunny and you are ready to explore Canada’s Coast Mountain Range, then you should look into Whistler vacation rentals.

Planning your winter wonderland getaway is easy if you know where to look. You don’t have to feel like you have to go to a hot, overpriced destination during the winter months if you know it is really not your style. There are plenty of snowy, fun-filled destinations that will welcome you with open arms.

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