When people think about nature vacations, they often consider doing them during the summer. But why? Have you ever considered that some natural settings can become even more beautiful and magical during the colder months? And you don’t have to travel far away to enjoy an amazing winter vacation. To help you pick your next adventure, we bring you this list of the 10 best national parks to visit in winter!
1. Big Bend National Park, Texas
This national park is the border between Mexico and the US, and you can travel between the two countries by rowboat. So, if you ever decide to visit this natural wonder, you can pay the symbolic amount of and take a ferry across the Rio Grande while enjoying a delightful view. During the summer, temperatures can be dangerous, going over 100 degrees. But if you visit in the winter, you can enjoy pleasant weather as temperatures are around 60-70 degrees on average.
2. Olympic National Park, Washington
If youre a fan of winter activities, you will surely enjoy skiing in the Olympic National Park. During the colder months, they create a dedicated area for this sport, called The Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area. Enjoy a radical activity with all the proper safety conditions and have a fun and adventurous winter vacation.
3. Virgin Islands National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands
Taking a vacation during the winter doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to endure cold temperatures. If you try to escape the cold weather, head out to the Virgin Islands National Park, where the temperatures are usually above 80 degrees, even during the winter. Swim around the warm waters of Trunk Bay and explore the magical forests of the island of St. John. If you are a nature-enthusiast, you will be pleased to know that there are more than 30 species of fish and coral that you will be able to observe and identify. Also, one of the most popular activities to do in the winter around here is whale-watching. Exciting, right?
4. Death Valley National Park, California
The name is quite scary, and it’s justified. This place is known for setting the record for the highest air temperature – the boiling 134 degrees! Going there during the summer? Forget about it. But during the winter, you can get mild temperatures that are quite pleasant, and since it’s not a very crowded place, you can enjoy a peaceful and relaxing vacation.