We’ve put together a list of January vacation ideas in the US by region with some help by our travel friends.
Use this guide that features US travel ideas based on the part of the country you want to visit in January.
You’ll find amazing places to visit and fun things to do in January all around United States. Plus you’ll find tips and resources to find the perfect getaway destination in January.
We’ve teamed up with other travelers to compile this list of winter vacation ideas in the US: travel guides, road trip itineraries, things to do, what to pack, and where to stay on your USA vacation in January!
These USA winter destinations include getaways to escape the cold and enjoy the sun, as well as locations to participate in winter activities in the snow!
Thank you to our travel friends for sharing fun destinations and things to do in the US in January!
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Where to Travel in January: USA West States
Places to Visit in January: USA Mountain States
Where to Travel in January: USA Midwest States
Places to Visit in January: USA Northeast States
Where to Travel in January: USA Southern States
USA AUDIO TOURS (GuideAlong)
“Download the app to your phone – no cell or wifi service needed. Based on your GPS location, the app takes you on a guided tour of the area and points out all the interesting features and stops. It’s like having a guide in the car with you.”
What to Pack for a Winter Vacation
- Waterproof hiking boots
- Insulated boots
- Heavy wool socks – we LOVE Darn Tough Socks!
- Walking stick or trekking poles
- Wicking and quick-drying base layers
- Fleece jacket
- Wool, down or heavy-weight insulated jacket
- Waterproof rain jacket
- Insulating hat
- Insulating winter gloves
- Fleece neck gaiter or buff
- WATER – water bottles or hydration backpack
- FOOD – healthy snacks
- Flashlight or headlamp
- National Park maps
- Lip protection with sunscreen
- Polarized sunglasses
- Hand lotion
- Hand sanitizer
- First aid kit
- National Parks Pass