Surprise! Las Vegas has been named the Best Warm Destination for Winter Travel by WalletHub.
WalletHub took a look at 69 of the largest metro areas to find the best cold and warm winter holiday destinations. They analyzed 26 key metrics, ranging from “cost of the cheapest flight” to “number of attractions in each winter vacation spot.”
Las Vegas ranked No. 1 in most attractions, No. 3 in lowest travel costs/fewest hassles and most warm weather activities, No. 4 in weather conditions and No. 28 in local costs.
Here are the top 10 warm and cold winter destinations.
Best Warm Destinations for Winter Travel
1. Las Vegas
2. Los Angeles
3. San Diego
7. San Francisco
Best Cold Destinations for Winter Travel
2. New York
4. Kansas City, MO
5. St. Louis
6. Washington, D.C.
Best vs. Worst
- The average flight to a popular cold winter destination costs $326, lasts a little more than four hours and has 0.38 connections, whereas the average flight to a popular warm winter destination costs $455, lasts a little less than six hours and has 0.64 connections.
- Among cold destinations, Albuquerque, N.M., has the lowest price for the cheapest three-star hotel room, $41, which is 2.9 times lower than in New York, the city with the highest, $119.
- Among warm destinations, Killeen, Texas, has the lowest price for the cheapest three-star hotel room, $42, which is 5.3 times lower than in Honolulu, the city with the highest, $223.
- Among cold destinations, New York has the most restaurants per capita, 10.76, which is 10.3 times more than in Bridgeport, Conn., the city with the fewest, 1.04
Among warm destinations, Orlando, Fla., has the most restaurants per capita, 6.12, which is 23.6 times more than in Deltona, Fla., the city with the fewest, 0.26.