If you’re looking for fun winter vacation ideas in the US, take a look at our US travel ideas to see if there’s one that interests you.
Use our list of resources below to help you find the perfect US winter vacation destination to add to your bucket list.
You’ll find travel tips, attractions, recommended activities and a packing checklist to help you plan a fabulous vacation this winter.
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Winter Vacation Ideas in the US
Winter may not seem like a good time to take a trip, but it’s one of our favorite seasons to travel! Here’s a list US destinations that are awesome to visit this time of year.
- Things to Do in Utah in the Winter
- Utah National Parks in the Winter
- Arches National Park in the Winter
- Bryce Canyon in the Winter
- Bryce Canyon Winter Camping
- Canyonlands National Park in the Winter
- Capitol Reef National Park in the Winter
- Zion National Park in the Winter
- Moab in the Winter
Places to Visit by Month in the Winter
There are important things to know about visiting US national parks and other locations during this time of year. Check out these articles to know all about planning a trip during a specific month so you know in advance what to expect.
- Canyonlands National Park in December
- Canyonlands National Park in January
- Canyonlands National Park in February
- Capitol Reef National Park in December
- Capitol Reef National Park in January
- Capitol Reef National Park in February
Winter Travel Tips and Resources
Tips and resources for what to pack, what to wear, where to stay and other helpful information for taking a trip in the winter.
- National Park Coloring Pages
- National Park Scavenger Hunt
- National Parks Activity Pack
- National Park Themed Gift Guide
- National Park Gifts
- National Park Ornaments
What to Pack for a Winter Vacation
1. Hiking Gear
- Waterproof hiking boots
- Insulated boots
- Heavy wool socks – we LOVE Darn Tough Socks!
- Walking stick or trekking poles
2. Clothing – Layers
- 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
- Toilet paper (carry out in a bag – do not bury)
- Hand sanitizer
- First aid kit
- Bags to pack out trash