Top 10 places to visit this winter

Surf Air Staff Writer

October 23, 2023

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As winter's embrace draws near, there's no better time to indulge in the enchanting world of luxury travel. In our quest to curate the most opulent winter escapes, we've turned to the pages of Travel + Leisure magazine to bring you the crème de la crème of destinations across the United States. From sun-kissed coastal hideaways to snow-covered mountain retreats, these carefully selected gems promise a symphony of experiences that will ignite your wanderlust. Let us guide you through a world of lavish adventure as we unveil the top 10 places to travel this winter, setting the stage for a season of unforgettable journeys.

10. Sarasota,Florida

Fly to Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ).

Surf Air recommends: Explore the stunning Ringling Museum of Art, relax on the pristine Siesta Key Beach, and catch a performance at the historic Asolo Repertory Theatre for a cultured and sun-soaked visit to this Florida gem.

9. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fly to Allegheny County Airport (AGC).

Surf Air recommends: Visit the Andy Warhol Museum, take the Duquesne Incline for breathtaking city views, and savor a Primanti Bros. sandwich for an authentic taste of Steel City.

8. Sun Valley, Idaho

Fly to Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN).

Surf Air recommends: Enjoy world-class skiing and snowboarding at the Sun Valley Resort in the winter, go hiking or mountain biking in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area during the summer, and savor a meal at the iconic Sun Valley Lodge.

7. Burlington, Vermont

Fly to Burlington International Airport (BTV).

Surf Air recommends: Stroll along the scenic waterfront of Lake Champlain, explore the vibrant Church Street Marketplace, and take a trip to nearby Ben & Jerry's factory for ice cream enthusiasts.

6. Key West, Florida

Fly to Key West International Airport (EYW).

Surf Air recommends: Visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take a snorkeling or sunset cruise, and enjoy a slice of Key Lime Pie at Blue Heaven for the ultimate Key West experience.

5. Palm Springs, California

Fly to Palm Springs Airport (PSP).

Surf Air recommends: Relax in the natural hot springs at Spa Resort Casino, explore the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, and ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway for breathtaking mountain views.

4. Louisville, Kentucky

Fly to Louisville Municipal Airport (2J3).

Surf Air recommends: Tour the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs, explore the Louisville Mega Cavern for an underground adventure, and indulge in some delicious bourbon and fried chicken.

3. St.George, Utah

Fly to St George Regional Airport (SGU).

Surf Air recommends: Hike through Snow Canyon State Park, take a scenic drive through Zion National Park, and unwind at a luxurious spa resort for a rejuvenating desert escape.

2. St.Louis, Missouri

Fly to Spirit of Saint Louis Airport (SUS).

Surf Air recommends: Visit the iconic Gateway Arch, explore the Missouri Botanical Garden, and indulge in some delicious barbecue at Pappy's Smokehouse.

1. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Fly to Jackson Hole Airport (JAC).

Surf Air recommends: Hit the slopes at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in the winter, go wildlife viewing in Grand Teton National Park, and take a scenic float trip down the Snake River for outdoor adventures in a picturesque setting.

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