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Top 5 Winter Destinations for Travelers

December 1, 2021 | Traveler Tips

Winter is coming. If you’re looking to soak in the season, choose one of these top five winter travel destinations for your next travel assignment.

New York City, NY

There’s something special about winter in New York City, with spectacular seasonal activities you can’t experience anywhere else. You can visit the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, go ice skating in Central Park, see the lights sparkle in the store windows on Fifth Avenue, watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve and so much more. The hustle and bustle of the big city mixed with festive celebrations create winter magic that’s guaranteed to cast its spell on you. Plus, the snowy streets and sparkling city lights will have you feeling like you’re the main character of your own holiday rom-com!

Salt Lake City, UT

Winter in Salt Lake City is filled with crisp, snowy mornings on the slopes, heavy coats and streets lined with twinkling lights. With world class resorts and scenic mountain ranges a short drive from the city, Salt Lake City provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor adventures like skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, snow tubing and more. Seasoned movie buff? Take a drive up to the mountains to catch a film at the Sundance Film Festival, which takes place every January/February. With the balance of big city amenities and small-town charm, Salt Lake City is the perfect place to spend the winter season!

Burlington, VT

Have you ever dreamed of living in a quintessential New England small town? Burlington, VT, is straight out of a Hallmark holiday movie and has a lineup of seasonal activities available to residents and visitors. Outdoor enthusiasts can ski, snowboard or snowmobile through the mountains, while others may prefer bundling up and taking a stroll down Church Street in the heart of the city. Walking under the twinkling Christmas lights — preferably with a hot chocolate in hand — you can pop in and out of the local shops and visit the Winter Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. If you have a sweet tooth, stop by Lake Champlain Chocolates and Sugartree Maple Farm for some locally made treats or grab a scoop of ice cream at Ben and Jerry’s, which was founded in Burlington!

Bethlehem, PA

When a city is known as Christmas City USA, it’s probably no surprise it made our list of top winter destinations. Walking the streets of Bethlehem, PA, feels like you’ve been transported to the Christmas markets of Eastern Europe. The city was founded on Christmas Eve over 250 years ago by Morovian settlers, providing rich European influences. In the winter, these influences are seen in Bethlehem’s Christkindlmarkt and Christmas City Village, two German-inspired Christmas markets held on weekends throughout the season. Walking around the markets, you’ll find festive displays by artisans, live music and glass blowing demonstrations. Other popular attractions include sleigh rides through the nearby Poconos mountains and visiting the Morovian Book Shop, the oldest continually operating bookstore in the world.

Bend, OR

With views of the snowy mountains beckoning you to spend a day on the slopes, Bend, OR, is the ideal mountain escape to take your next assignment. While skiing is a large draw to the city, other offerings include snowmobiling, sledding, snowshoeing and more. If you’d rather admire the snow from inside, grab a drink or bite to eat at a restaurant or brewery in Downtown Bend and the Old Mill District. Or, if you really want to heat things up, go for a day trip and take a dip at a nearby hot spring. Whatever activities you enjoy in the winter, Bend has it all!

If you’re ready to find your next travel assignment in a place where you can embrace the cold winter months, browse our open jobs and apply today!

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