There are few things more exciting than escaping for a getaway, especially during the winter months, when cabin fever is at an all-time high. This year’s winter travel trends are guiding tourists to cold winter vacations, domestic destinations and family-friendly locations. Let one of 2019’s biggest cold weather travel trends guide your own winter getaway this year.

1. Cold Winter Vacations

Of course, warm weather winter vacations will always be attractive to shivering Americans who can’t wait for June to feel their toes again. However, 53% of Americans considering overseas travel during the winter aren’t interested in a change of climate.

2. Off Season Destinations

Winter is the busiest time of year at ski resorts and some warm-weather locations, but for other popular destinations, winter is the off season. In many cities across the US and Europe, opting for a winter getaway means fewer crowds, more locals and a more authentic experience.

3. Family Travel

Use holiday travel to visit far away family as a starting point for a winter family vacation. Take advantage of school vacations and work holidays to enjoy a quick trip together.

4. Winter Festivals

Holiday celebrations and winter festivals are often located in picturesque ski towns surrounded by snowcapped mountains. Festivities will add both charm and entertainment options to already beautiful winter destinations.

5. Domestic Travel

Squeezing a lengthy trip into a winter break from school or work can be a challenge. Instead, opt for a domestic vacation. Throughout the US, you can find everything from sunny beaches to sub-zero hiking.

6. A Different Kind of All Inclusive

Throughout the year, many travelers head to Caribbean beaches or cruise ships for all inclusive-style vacations. During the winter, a cozy, lodge-like all inclusive in a chilly destination makes for a relaxing getaway. Think fireplaces, wood-lined rooms, wool blankets and saunas paired with ice skating, ice fishing, snowshoeing and skiing!

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