"Cold" destinations for spring vacation are becoming increasingly popular in the US

By TravelWiseFeb 23, 2024 07:53 AMNews
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Spring vacations in Alaska
Spring vacations in Alaska. Source: Wikipedia

Spring vacations may conjure up images of warm weather, swaying palm trees, and sun-drenched beaches. However, this year, Americans are choosing to spend their time away from home in more unconventional places.

Vacasa, a vacation rental management platform, reports a significant increase in the number of bookings in cold-weather destinations such as Alaska and Colorado. "In 2023, Alaskan cities like Anchorage and Girdwood saw a 17 percent increase in spring break interest, while Colorado cities like Steamboat Springs, Vail, and Beaver Creek saw a 14 percent and 11 percent increase, respectively," says Kristen Taylor, vice president of operations at Vacasa, according to Yahoo.

"Cold" destinations for spring vacation are becoming increasingly popular in the US
''Cold'' destinations for spring vacation are becoming increasingly popular in the US. Source: Wikipedia

Both Anchorage and Girdwood are known for their abundance of outdoor activities, including glacier tours, hiking, skiing, and aurora watching. Anchorage is also an ideal base for exploring four of Alaska's most beautiful national parks: Denali National Park, Kenai Fjords, Clark Lake, Katmai, and Wrangell-St. Elias.

"While we know that many travellers would love to lounge on a beach towel, spring break can also be a time of adventure," Taylor adds.

Other places in the U.S. that may see more visitors this spring break are Tucson, Marana and Oro Valley in Arizona as Vacasa reports a 17 percent increase in bookings. Interest in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg in East Tennessee also increased by 14 percent.

Earlier, TravelWise reported that travel experts have identified the worst and best time to visit New York.

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