Gone home for the winter break and have some free time? Back at school but with no big assignments yet? There’s plenty of awesome winter break trips you can take with your friends to spice up your break! From New York City to Los Angeles, there is a trip for everyone. Ready to book a flight? Head to our website to purchase your tickets for a winter weekend getaway you won’t regret!
Go on a Weekend Ski Trip
Spending the weekend on the slopes? Count us in. Head to Stowe, Vermont for a snowy winter wonderland. Grab your group of closest friends and spend time by the fire at Stowe Mountain Resort. If you’re planning a longer trip, head to Smuggler Notch State Park and take a walk through the trails. Plenty of things to do and see in this town, not to mention all of the skiing and snowboarding!
Visit our neighbors to the North
If you feel like taking a longer trip, head up north and stop in one of Canada’s beautiful cities. Take a trip to Quebec to stay in the stunning Hôtel de Glace: the only ice hotel in North America. Lucky for you, it just re-opened on January 4. There is plenty to explore within the hotel including the Great Hall, chapel, ice slide, and an Ice Bar. Spend the night in one of the suites or just stop by for a drink served in a glass made of ice. Tours run from 10 am to midnight and admission is $24.99 for adults if you book ahead online.
Head into the City
What screams the new year more than New York City? Snow is falling, stores are stocked with gifts, holiday music is playing at Rockefeller Center. The perfect time to go to the Big Apple is over break when you can go spend the weekend with your friends. Take a trip to the Empire State Building so you can look over the entire city and snap a couple photos for the ‘gram while you’re up there. Bring your ice skates and glide across the ice right outside NBC studios. At the end of the day, you can grab a cup of hot cocoa and take a stroll through Central Park. NYC is the most quintessential place you can visit this holiday season and will leave you in good spirits for the start of the new year.
Soak in the Gold Fork Hot Springs
Head to this beautiful and remote hot springs located in Donnell, Idaho for a relaxing getaway. There are six hot springs, all naturally formed, with temperatures ranging from 85 to 110 degrees. Although there is a fee of $10 to soak in the tubs (cash only), you can definitely make the most of it and spend a day here hanging out with friends and escaping from reality. Note that proof of vaccination is required for admittance too. These hot springs are stunning in the winter when it snows and is the perfect destination for anyone interested in a winter break getaway.
Take a trip to Disney World
Take a trip to the most magical place on earth and spend the weekend exploring the various parks. Each winter, Disney decks each of their parks in beautiful lights and holiday decorations. Although they typically start taking down decorations within the first week of January, you’ll still be able to check out EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts (running January 13 through February 20) or take pictures with Mickey and Minnie and the rest of the gang. Grab your best friend and go on a much needed winter break trip that will make you feel like a kid again.
Visit an Ice Castle
What’s more fun than visiting an ice castle this winter break? You’ll feel like a snow queen or king in these magnificent castles made entirely out of ice. General admission varies by location, but starts at $15 during the week and $22 on the weekends. While you’re there you get the chance to explore ice sculptures, thrones, tunnels and slides. The great part is you can visit them in locations across the US including:
- New Hampshire
- New York
Take a Trip to Los Angeles
Who says it can’t be winter in LA? Go ice skating at Ice at Santa Monica which is open through January 16th. While you’re there take a hike in Runyon Canyon Park which is the perfect place to see views of Downtown Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign. Bonus: It’s free to hike and on clear days you can even see the ocean from certain spots.
Go on a Food Tour of New Orleans
Spend the weekend walking around the French Quarter and experience the lively streets of New Orleans. If you’ve never gotten the chance to experience this city, it makes for a great winter break trip. There aren’t as many tourists as there are throughout the rest of the year, and you’ll still be able to experience all of the classic Louisiana foods like jambalaya, seafood gumbo, and much more!
So what are you waiting for? Book your flight for one of these awesome winter break trips and get the most out of your vacay!