winter The Best Winter Destinations  

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List Rules Vote up the top places to travel to when the weather is cold or snowy

The best winter destinations in the world are here to vote on in this list of the best winter destinations. Whether you're looking for the best beaches in the winter or the best place to ski and snowboard, this list should point you towards the winter travel spots the most people enjoy.

There are two kinds of places you want to be in the winter: places with tons of snow and great winter recreational activities like skiing and snowboarding, or places with bountiful sunshine where you can find respite from the brutal, cold winter you're enduring the rest of the time you're not on vacation. On this list, you're getting a look at both options. The best cities to snowboard and ski are right next to the cities with the best beaches. The cities with the best winter sports are next to the cities that have the warmest winter weather. Whatever sort of winter getaway you're planning, there's a city on this list for you.

What are the top cities for winter travel? What are the best winter vacation spots? What cities have the best skiing? Where are the best beaches in the winter? What cities are best for winter sports? There are a lot of questions that go into thinking about winter travel! Hopefully after looking at this list of the greatest winter travel spots- ranked from best to worst by travelers like you- will help you find your favorite winter destination. If you don't see your top winter travel spot on the list of the top winter travel cities, make sure to add it.
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Park City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Park City Utah, USA

2
37 14
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Aspen Colorado, USA

3
47 23
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Montreal Qu├ębec, Canada

4
35 14
Vail is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Vail Colorado, USA

5
33 13
Jackson Hole is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Jackson Hole Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA

6
47 25
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Boulder Colorado, USA

7
35 17
Banff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Banff Alberta, Canada

8
35 17
Telluride is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Telluride Colorado, USA

9
34 17
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

10
25 11
South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
South Lake Tahoe California, USA

11
27 14
Breckenridge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Breckenridge Colorado, USA

12
33 21
Prague is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Prague Bohemia, Austria-Hungary

13
27 17
Sun Valley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Sun Valley Idaho, USA

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18 9
Innsbruck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Innsbruck Tyrol, Austria

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18 12
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Anchorage Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

16
25 22
Kauai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Kauai Hawaii, USA

17
27 25
Key West is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Key West Florida, USA

18
12 9
Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Ketchum Idaho, USA

19
22 20
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Orlando Florida, USA

20
13 12
Nice is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Nice Alpes-Maritimes, France

21
21 21
Monte Carlo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Monte Carlo France, Monaco

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6 5
Taos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
BrendanOConnor added Taos New Mexico, USA

23
5 4
Munich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
punksnotdead added Munich

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11 11
Snowmass Village is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
analise.dubner added Snowmass Village Colorado, USA

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11 11
Bruges is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Bruges West Flanders, Belgium

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19 20
Granada is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Granada Andalusia, Spain

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12 13
Dortmund is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Dortmund North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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11 12
Corfu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Corfu Corfu, Greece

The Best Ski Resorts in Europe

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15 17
Bangor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Bangor Maine, USA

30
20 23
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Miami Beach Florida, USA

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13 15
Sapporo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Sapporo Hokkaido, Japan

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19 22
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
San Juan Puerto Rico

33
11 13
Stowe is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Stowe Vermont, USA

34
9 11
Queenstown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Queenstown New Zealand

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2 3
Weinsberg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
punksnotdead added Weinsberg Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany

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2 3
Leeds is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
punksnotdead added Leeds West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

37
8 10
Saint Martin (Island) is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Saint Martin (Island) North America

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9 12
Okemo Mountain Resort is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
grant1woods added Okemo Mountain Resort Ludlow, Vermont, USA - United States, North America  

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3 5
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
stpavel added Slovenia Europe

40
9 13
Playa del Carmen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Playa del Carmen Solidaridad, Mexico

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9 15
Wanaka is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Wanaka New Zealand

42
8 14
Turin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Turin Province of Turin, Italy

43
8 15
Tulum is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Tulum Mexico

44
14 23
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Los Angeles California, USA

45
3 16
Harbin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Winter Destinations
Harbin Heilongjiang, China