Best and Worst Cities for Winter Travel

by Kimberly Krol

Nov 29, 2014

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Looking for a good spot for a winter getaway? Americans spend about $53 billion yearly on winter-related travel, so leading finance social network Wallethub conducted an in-depth analysis to find 2014’s Best and Worst Cities for Winter Holiday Travel.


Wallethub identified the best and worst winter travel destinations and departure points using 16 different metrics such as airfare costs, flight times, the number of flight connections and hotel costs.


See below for some of the findings, or read the full report here.


Best U.S. Departure Points for Domestic Travel


Salt Lake City


Valley of the Sun



Best U.S. Departure Point for International Travel



Washington, D.C.


Greater Twin Cities


Top Domestic Destinations

New York

Las Vegas Valley

Greater Orlando


San Francisco


Top International Destinations

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Cancun, Mexico

London, United Kingdom

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Paris, France



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