Top US Cities to Visit in Winter

Looking for popular winter destinations in the US?

If you’ve already looked at warm winter destinations in the US but still fancy getting away somewhere cold to ring in the holiday season and enjoy a true winter, we've got for you some great suggestions! Below, you have five of the top US cities to visit in winter where you can spend a great time with family and friends. In no particular order:

1. Chicago

Chicago Illinois is probably the number one US city to visit in winter and truly a place worth visiting, especially during the Christmas Holidays.

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During the month of December, the streets of downtown Chicago such as North State Street are filled with lovely holiday season lights and decorations all around such as the ones at the Macy’s State Street department store where you'll find an amazing 50-foot tall Christmas tree.
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Macy’s State Street is one of the largest department stores in the world boasting many shopping opportunities and restaurants.  Macy's State Street is in fact, one of the most popular spots during the holiday season because of the nearby Christkindlmarket, which is a lovely village which recreates a German traditional market. Besides shopping and dining, there are many other winter activities and fun things you can do in Chicago such as ice skating in Daley Plaza’s ice rink and checking out the museums.

2. Boston

There is no doubt that Boston Massachusetts is one of the top places to visit on the east coast of USA because of its rich history and cultural heritage. Boston is one of those cities that you can visit all year-round and the winter months are no different. Even during the winter, you can still enjoy Boston’s top attractions which include hopping on a trolley tour, or horse-drawn carriage and talking a walk along the historic Freedom Trail.
Top US Cities to Visit in Winter

There are also lots of fun things to do in Boston such as catching a game of hockey or basketball at the TD Garden Arena, or enjoying a night of theater and performing arts at Boston Ballet and the Boston Opera House where you can catch top shows such as the Lion King and Les Miserable. Besides sports arenas, art centres and theaters, Boston MA also boasts many pubs and bars, in particular Irish pubs, where you can soak in great atmosphere and live entertainment.

3. Buffalo NY

If you’re skiing enthusiast, Buffalo New York State is definitely one of the top US cities to visit in winter and not just for a skiing vacation! You can also enjoy cross-county skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.

Top US Cities to Visit in Winter

There are many skiing resorts and snow tubing parks within an hour’s drive of Buffalo, great for skiing and snowboarding. some of these include Buffalo Ski Club, Byrncliffe Resort, Kb Ski resort; and Allegany State Park which boasts miles of groomed trails ideal for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Besides snow-related activities, there are many fun things to do in Buffalo NY such as visiting museums, art galleries and more.

4. Stamford CT

Stamford Connecticut is located in the southwest of New England is another of the top US cities to visit in winter, especially if you’re looking for a vacation spot in New England within driving distance from New York City.
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If you’re looking for a place where you can take the kids in winter, Stamford CT boasts lots of family attractions and fun events such as Parade Spectacular and the Heights and Lights event in downtown Stamford.The Heights and Lights event happens on December 5th and it is definitely one of the best times of the year to be in Stamford because of the Latham Park Christmas Tree lighting and Santa rappelling down the Landmark Building's 22 stories.

You can also enjoy a bit of ice skating at nearby Terry Conners Ice Rink, which is just opposite Cove Island Park. Besides these, there are also plenty of fun places to visit in Stamford CT such as Stamford Museum which is a great to be during February because of the – Let It Snow Weekends event–  when Stamford museum sets up a massive sledding hill right outside for everyone to enjoy.

5. Manchester NH

Manchester New Hampshire is another of the top US cities to visit in winter and have a great time since there are lots of opportunities for interesting and fun things to do to suit everyone.

Top US Cities to Visit in Winter

In one hand, you have the Kaleidoscope Children’s Museum and the cool SEE Science Museum, which is one of the top places to visit in Manchester NH where families with kids and adult can have a great time. Then, there is also the JFK Coliseum Ice Skating Rink and the Verizon Wireless Arena where you can catch a game of hockey, a symphony concert, or exiting events such as Monster Jam’s Thunder Nationals.

If you’re wondering about outdoor recreational activities, you can enjoy skiing, tubing and snowboarding at the McIntyre Ski Area, which is located in the downtown area of Manchester NH at Derryfield Park.

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