Whether you want to escape the cold or take advantage of winter, February is a great time of the year to do so. From Denver to Orlando, here are Tripping.com’s eight best cities in the US to visit in February.
Get Inspired In These 8 U.S. Cities In February
1. Honolulu, Hawaii
For tropical weather, Honolulu is the perfect place to go - that's why it is one of our top snowbird destinations. You can relax on the beach, go scuba diving at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and see the sunset from a catamaran. You can also visit the Waikiki Aquarium, the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, or try surfing for the first time. Try checking out these five beautiful rooftop bars for good measure!
2. San Diego, California
Take a trolley tour through San Diego as you enjoy the warm weather and escape the snow this February. Work on your tan as you go sailing, whale watching, or wakeboarding. Spend a few hours exploring Coronado Island, Sea World, or visit the famous San Diego Zoo.
3. New York City, New York
If you don’t mind the cold, New York City is a beautiful city to visit during the winter months when Central Park and 5th Avenue have a fresh coat of snow. Go ice skating at Rockefeller Center or sledding through Central Park. February in New York also includes the annual NYC Beer Week and the Westminister Kennel Club Dog Show.
4. Miami, Florida
Spend your February vacation at one of Miami’s many beaches, such as Bal Harbour or Sunny Isles Beach. Go dining, dancing, and shopping down the famous Ocean Drive or go on an art deco tour.
5. Phoenix, Arizona
In Phoenix you can take a tour of Chase Field, go hiking up Camelback Mountain, or see over a 1,000 animals at the Phoenix Zoo. Experience the beauty of the desert at the Desert Botanical Garden or learn about Native American culture at the Heard Museum. You can also hike through South Mountain Park for views of the city, or go to the Grand Canyon if you're interested in a longer trip.
6. Denver, Colorado
If you love winter, Denver is the place to be in February. Go ice-skating on the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park or go skiing at Vail, which is one of the biggest ski resorts in the world. If it’s a little too cold for you, take a break from the outdoors to explore the Denver Art Museum or the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
7. Orlando, Florida
Enjoy the warm Florida weather this February as you explore Disney World, Universal, and SeaWorld. If you need to cool off, visit a waterpark such as Wet ‘n Wild Orlando or go swimming with dolphins in Discovery Cove. In Orlando you can also go deep sea fishing, kayaking down the Econlockhatchee River, or take an airboat tour through the Everglades. Want to go for longer? Here are some of the long-term Florida destinations we recommend nearby.
8. Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake City is filled with outdoor winter activities. You can go skiing at Deer Valley Resort, snowmobiling in the Wasatch Mountains, ice-skating at the Gallivan Center, and cross-country skiing through Millcreek Canyon.
This article was written by Colleen Regan.