2012 Early Bird Vacation Destinations in the US
Fancy an early vacation in the US? If this is the case, you should think well whether you’d like to hit the slopes while it’s still peak season or warm up somewhere in California or Florida. No matter what your choice, chances are high that you will spend less money than in other months, as January is not a common month to go on vacation – which also means you won’t be bothered by the crowds, if I come to think about it. Take a look at these 2012 early bird vacation destinations in the US and see what appeals to you:
Los Angeles, California
There are several reasons why one would want to travel to California in the middle of winter: escape snow and freezing, enjoy some sun and most importantly, beat the summer crowds. There’s plenty to do around Los Angeles at this time of the year, from visiting attractions such as Universal Studios, Getty Museum or Magic Mountain to strolling the high street shops in Santa Monica or Beverly Hills in search for discounted designer clothes and accessories.
Denver is often regarded as a terminal rather than a touristic city itself: summer or winter, millions of tourists pass through Denver in their way towards the Rockies and the famous Colorado resorts. Spending a weekend in Denver might prove to be the most inspired decision you made this winter: the city is famous for its clubs, awarded restaurants and as well as its theme parks and museums.
Those with an interest in live music will be surprised to discover Austin’ s music scene. It’s hard to imagine a better place for jazz, blues and even soul fans to get totally absorbed in a jam session and listen to some of the best bands in the US play in the cosy atmosphere of a Texan club.
Key West, Florida
A favourite vacation destination for writers like Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams, Key West is part American, part Caribbean. This is one of the warmest and sunniest places in the US at wintertime – and, due to its historic centre and literary past, a destination with a heavy historical and artistic load. January gives the start for the Key West Literary Seminar, a great chance to meet some really famous authors of the moment.
It’s peak season in Hawaii which means that the weather, water temperature and nature are at their best. Maui is famous for its diving and snorkelling spots, but also for the beauty of its tropical forests, numerous waterfalls and black-sand beaches.