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The US is a great holiday destination with beautiful nature, exciting city life, as well as many historic sights to see. During the winter, there’s a plethora of exciting holiday destinations to explore.

Going on holiday and seeing something other than the usual can broaden our horizons and give us a break from the humdrum and never ending chores of everyday life. If you’re from Canada and want to see what’s across the border, these are some holiday destinations to consider.

Cajun Mardi Gras in Louisiana.

Cajun Mardi Gras in Louisiana. Photo by Linda Aksomitis

Check out some of these attractions in the USA.

Relaxation in Orlando


For the people who love the warm weather and wearing shorts during the winter months, Orlando is the place to be. People choose to go for a beach holiday or a stay at a nice resort such as those that Westgate Resorts offer, which you will discover if you visit website.

Staying at the resort near Orlando, Florida, gives you the opportunity to have a relaxing break. Here you can do what you feel like, and when you need a break from sunbathing you can attend one of the many activities available, such as ceramic painting, hiking, and other sports.

And of course, there’s always Orlando’s theme parks: Disney World, Universal, and SeaWorld!

Winter Wonderland in Alaska


The boundary between Alaska and northern Canada is 1,538 miles long, and the state contains some of the most beautiful wilderness land in North America. Visiting Alaska during February is a winter wonderland. You’ll find adventure with snow covered landscapes that provide great opportunities for taking photos.

Since there are few hours of daylight during the winter time, don’t miss out on the Northern Lights, which you can watch for hours.

Ski in Colorado


If you prefer wearing winter gear instead of shorts, Colorado is a good destination for those cold winter nights. They have some of the best ski resorts in the country, and there are several variants of skiing, for example heli-skiing, where you jump from a helicopter instead of a ski lift. Stay at a cozy cabin or try winter camping during January to celebrate the new year.

Party at Mardi Gras in Louisiana


Mardi Gras is one of North America’s most popular winter festivals, with New Orleans, Louisiana, being the epicenter for many celebrations. Indeed, celebrations run for the entire period from Twelfth Night (the last night of Christmas which begins Epiphany) to Ash Wednesday. Every community, from the smallest to the largest, hosts parades that are an explosion of exciting costumes and music.

The tradition, which stems from medieval Europe, attracts thousands of locals and tourists yearly. And if you think you’ve already attended Mardi Gras, try Cajun Mardi Gras, a Louisiana celebration like no other!

Hiking in Arizona


If winter snow isn’t your preference, hiking in Phoenix or Scottsdale is a great winter activity. During the day, temperatures range from 60 to 80 degrees, which is great for hiking. In the mountains there are a variety of trails whether you’re a beginner or an expert. While you’re there, go and explore downtown Phoenix, as there are fun bars and excellent restaurants in the city.


About the Author

Charles Kirk is a Canadian freelance writer who loves neon lights, tinkering with vintage timepieces, and reading steampunk.

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