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From Jackson Hole to San Francisco, Here Are 8 Places We Can’t Wait to Travel to in 2022

Bundle Up and Explore These Winter Wonderland Destinations or Hit the Streets for a Full Day of Roaming Our Favorite Bustling Cities

Open up that brand new 2022 calendar, and pick a date for your next vacation. Whether you want to be tucked away in a charming mountain town or exploring a bustling city, these eight destinations will be a splendid time away. Some people may reset in a quiet setting, while others recharge being surrounded by fast-paced action and people—whichever you prefer, take your pick from these treasured U.S. places.  Winter Vacation Ideas


Mountain Escapes 

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Cozy up with a cup of coffee in hand as you watch the snow fall, or hit the slopes for an adventurous day at these winter wonderland destinations. A magical mountain getaway offers a change of pace and scenery, allowing you to reset before the upcoming months ahead. It’s time to catch a flight to one of these stunning mountain towns this winter.

Winter Vacation Ideas

Big Sky, MT

Montage Big Sky is the newest luxury property in Big Sky Country. With ski-in/ski-out access, a 10,000-square-foot spa featuring an indoor pool, a bowling alley and extraordinary dining experiences, you may never want to (or have to) leave the resort. However, Yellowstone National Park is only a 45-minute drive away, which is definitely worth exploring.

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Jackson Hole, WY 

Discover the charm of Jackson Hole with a stay at the modest yet chic boutique hotel, The Anvil. Dine at the Old Yellowstone Garage for a decadent, Italian-inspired meal before heading to the iconic Million Dollar Cowboy Bar for live music and a little Western dancing to fully embrace the wild west culture.

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Aspen, CO

From The Little Nell and Hotel Jerome in Aspen to The Viceroy in nearby Snowmass, this Colorado region offers the best of the best accommodations. Not to mention, there’s no disappointment in shopping, dining or adventuring, either. Known for incredible views, exceptional après-ski and a burgeoning arts and culture scene, you’ll want to make this your next snow-filled getaway. 


Lake Tahoe, CA

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The picturesque winter views of Lake Tahoe are undeniably breathtaking. With a stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, the winter activities, après-ski experiences, comforting cuisine and relaxing spa treatments are plentiful. Head to Old Town Tap for pizza and cold beer to help you unwind after a day on the slopes. 

Winter Vacation Ideas

Did You Know? 

Always a Favorite: While we love all of these destinations for a winter escape, summer months don’t disappoint! Summer activities in these mountain towns include fly fishing, hiking, biking and so much more. 

“Known for incredible views, exceptional après-ski and a burgeoning arts and culture scene, make this your next snow-filled getaway.”

Easy Access: Direct flights from John Wayne Airport (SNA) to Aspen Airport (ASE) are now available in December and January. What are you waiting for? 

Gone Exploring: Yellowstone National Park was the first-ever national park in the US, which President Ulysses S. Grant designated in 1872. 

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City Escapes 

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The hustle and bustle of a city can be invigorating, inspiring and maybe even a little overwhelming, but they definitely offer a whole lot of fun. From innovative restaurants to eclectic hotels, there’s always something new to discover—whether you’re in the Big Apple or Sin City. Grab your walking shoes, and let’s have a day in the vibrant cities we love most. 

Winter Vacation Ideas

Las Vegas, NV

Regardless of the reason you’ve found yourself in Las Vegas, you know it’s going to be an eventful couple of days (maybe even just 24 hours). Here’s what not to miss: stay at the all-new Resorts World and grab cocktails at The Gatsby Lounge. Then, have a boozy brunch at Kassi Beach House and hit Circa Sportsbook, the world’s largest sportsbook.


Los Angeles, CA

From rooftops to concert venues, downtown Los Angeles is a historic and happening destination. Trendy hotels like DTLA Proper, The Wayfarer and Ace Hotel provide a central location for you to shop at ROW DTLA, dine at Nick + Stef’s and maybe catch a Lakers game at Staples Center.  

Winter Vacation Ideas

New York, NY

One of the most beloved cities in the world, New York has an energy like no other. From famous eateries like Carbone and Katz’s Delicatessen to Broadway shows, Central Park and world-class museums, you (coincidentally) may not want to sleep! But you do need a homebase, so we recommend the Freehand New York, Pendry Manhattan West or The Plaza—iconic! 

“One of the most beloved cities in the world, New York has an energy like no other.” 

San Francisco, CA

Foggy mornings, rolling streets and fresh seafood come to mind when exploring San Francisco. Wander through the Ferry Building for artisan food, bike across the Golden Gate Bridge and rest your head at the captivating San Francisco Proper. There’s a lot of city to explore, so don’t be afraid to hop on those famed cable cars that’ll take you for a spin. 

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Did You Know?  

Don’t Miss This: Now you can catch an NFL football game in Las Vegas! The Las Vegas Raiders play at the new Allegiant Stadium, and it’s the city’s first-ever professional football team.

Welcome to New York: Almost 8.5 million people live in New York City! It is the most populated city in the US. 

Something to Consider: Take a ferry ride out to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco to see the infamous prison up close—it’s where American gangster Al Capone was housed.

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Taylor is a graduate from the University of Southern California with a degree in journalism. She is our Los Angeles and Orange County editor. You can find her dining at a new restaurant, in the ocean or planning her next adventure. Say hello!




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