Top 6 cities in the USA for the perfect winter getaway

By TravelWiseFeb 14, 2024 22:11 PMNews
Winter landscapes in the USA
Winter landscapes in the USA. Source: Clay Banks via Unsplash

There are so many charming towns in upstate New York that are perfect for experiencing the magic of the winter tourist season.

The WNBF News Radio website named seven American cities where you can plan a winter escape.

Top 6 cities in the USA for the perfect winter getaway
Lake George. Source: designtaylorandjones via Unsplash


Beacon, located in the Hudson Valley, is the perfect place for a winter vacation. This artistic city is renowned for its Dia:Beacon art museum, which boasts a unique collection of contemporary art. Visitors can enjoy browsing antique shops, exploring original boutiques, and indulging in local cuisine at charming restaurants.


Situated in western New York, Ellicottville is a premier ski destination catering to winter sports enthusiasts of all levels. Holiday Valley, the city's popular ski resort, offers downhill skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing. Visitors can also experience the thrilling Sky Flyer roller coaster and snow tubing at the nearby Holiday Valley Tubing Co.


Hunter is a picturesque mountain town renowned for its premier winter sports destination, Hunter Mountain Resort. With over 60 trails and a vibrant ski scene, this town attracts visitors from across the United States. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Hunter offers a wide range of snow sports and comfortable ski accommodations.

Lake George

Located on the southern edge of the scenic Lake George, this village is a winter wonderland that enchants visitors with its natural beauty. Lake George offers classic winter activities such as skiing and snow tubing, as well as unique experiences like ice fishing and dog sledding.

Lake Placid

Nestled in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid is a dream destination for winter enthusiasts. Renowned for its history as a two-time host of the Winter Olympics, Lake Placid boasts the iconic Whiteface Mountain, providing exceptional skiing opportunities for all skill levels. Visitors can also enjoy ice skating on Mirror Lake and explore the festive Main Street, brimming with unique shops and cozy cafes.


Situated in the Thousand Islands-Seaway region, Watertown offers a unique winter experience. Explore its historic Public Square, filled with independent retailers, art studios, and local cafes. The New York State Zoo showcases local wildlife in winter habitats, while Thompson Park features scenic trails for skiing and snowshoeing.

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