The 6 Places To Be Outdoors During This Winter In The United States
When temperatures drop, the idea of a getaway to a warm place becomes increasingly tempting.
Although the snow is covering some parts of the country, the United States has a wide range of landscapes, such as beaches and deserts, with temperate climates that will help you fight the winter cold. If you want to be outdoors this winter, consider these six destinations:
Palm Springs, California:
In Palm Springs , California , there is much more than palm trees (although you have to admit that they embellish the landscape). You can admire the vast view of the desert from the top of the cable car and stroll through Spanish architecture and world-class museums in downtown Palm Springs. And you do not need to keep warm, because the city stays above 20 degrees Celsius throughout the winter. This luxurious destination is only 170 kilometers east of Los Angeles and 200 kilometers northeast of San Diego, California.
Winter is a fantastic time to tour the Andreas Canyon, located south of Palm Springs, California. You can enjoy the desert landscape without suffering from the heat.
Caladesi Island State Park, Florida:
Located 40 kilometers by car and a ferry trip northwest of St. Petersburg, Florida , is Caladesi Island ( Caladesi Island ), famous for its calm and romantic seascapes. The weather is perfect at this time of year, because the average maximum temperature is about 23 degrees Celsius. In this Florida State Park , you can do many activities, such as sunbathing, hiking or kayaking in the mangroves and the bay.
The azure blue waters, white sand beaches and a relaxing environment made Caladesi Island, Florida, earn its reputation as one of the best beaches in the United States.
This is the best time to visit the island of Moloka’i , Hawaii . Moloka’i is located about 40 kilometers off the southeast coast of the island of O’ahu, and can be reached by boat or plane. It is known as the “friendly island” and is home to the Kalaupapa National Historic Park (Kalaupapa National Historic Park). The park is located on the north coast of the island and offers an impressive view of the Pacific Ocean that is further enjoyed at an average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius. While on the island, you can explore Kaunakakai, a fishing village in the southeast of the island, or the impressive Halawa Valley (Halawa Valley) on the east end.
Beautiful view of Halawa Beach Park on the secluded island of Moloka’i, Hawaii.
January is the best time to visit Scottsdale , Arizona . This city, located just between Phoenix and the Tonto National Forest, enjoys a pleasant climate with an average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius, very different from the extreme heat that is experienced in the desert during the summer. The winter weather is ideal for golfers, who flock to the many fields in central Arizona. If you want to have a good view of the desert, walk the 2-kilometer trail to the top of Camelback Mountain (Camelback Mountain), which is 824 meters high.
During the summer, it may be very hot to explore the amazing desert landscape that surrounds Scottsdale, Arizona. But the winter weather is perfect for hiking.
US Virgin Islands:
If you can not decide between going to the beach, visiting the lively center of a city or taking a sailboat ride through a perfect bay, you can do all three things in the US Virgin Islands ( US Virgin Islands ). This tropical paradise in the Caribbean is made up of three islands: St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. Each of them offers something different. You can enjoy an outdoor shopping and dinner outing in St. Thomas ; explore the beautiful crescent-shaped beaches and the Virgin Islands National Park (Virgin Islands National Park) of St. John , and visit the stunning Buck Island Reef Island National Monument (Buck Island Reef National Monument) and the unique Dutch architecture of St Croix. And in all three you will find spectacular beaches. The temperature stays around 25 degrees Celsius at this time of year, and the islands are barely 2½ or 3 hours flight from Miami, Florida.
Each of the three islands that make up the US Virgin Islands has something unique to offer. But all enjoy a warm climate, beautiful landscapes and many beaches.
If you want a getaway to a warm climate, but one that is full of unique and extravagant culture and charm, go to Austin , Texas . The temperature in the city rarely drops below 17 degrees Celsius, making outdoor attractions even more tempting. Spend time touring by boat the Lady Bird Lake (Lake Lady Bird) in the middle of the city or explore the Zilker Botanical Garden, which has 10.5 hectares of plants and trails.
You do not have to get too far away from Austin, Texas, to experience the great outdoors attractions. You will find many natural attractions, such as the Lady Bird Lake, in the heart of the city.
Palm Springs Canyon