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We Know the Best Places to Visit in January in the USA

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Seasonal Getaway Ideas

January ushers in a breath of fresh air for everyone. Kick off your new beginnings with a dream vacation that will pave the way to an exciting new year! Plan a getaway to one of the best places to visit in January in the USA. Maybe you’re planning to count down and pop bottles of champagne on New Year’s Eve in a big city. Perhaps you’d prefer a quiet beach retreat to escape the cold of your hometown. Wherever your heart takes you, rest assured that laughter, adventure, and rejuvenation will greet you at a Select Registry property!

Read on for some of our favorite places to visit and access our Romantic Getaway Guide to plan a dreamy winter escape with the love of your life!

The Best Places to Visit in January in the USA

Warm Winter Retreats

West Palm Beach, FL

Escape to sunny West Palm Beach in January and indulge in a lavish experience unlike any other. Treat your taste buds to the best flavors of Florida, in the heart of this gorgeous city, at some of the best restaurants in the Palm Beaches. Splurge on a shopping spree at high-end boutiques, peruse exhibits at prestigious art museums, and have the trip of a lifetime!

sun sets behind west palm beach palm trees beautiful pinks blues and purples

Stay at Casa Grandview

Casa Grandview exudes an air of subtle sophistication. A unique combination of Caribbean themes and Mediterranean flair set the scene for your dream vacation in paradise. Enjoy basking under the sun’s rays as you enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning. As a cherry on top, the property’s central location allows for easy access to all the best things to do!

Casa Grandview

Key West, FL

Key West, FL, boasts high temperatures in the mid-70s in January. Due to the weather, Key West is a year-round destination! This stunning slice of heaven-on-earth makes the perfect stop on an East Coast road trip! Don’t pass up an opportunity to stroll along beautiful beaches at the Southernmost point in the continental United States.

Pier at the beach in Key West, Florida USA

Stay at The Mermaid & The Alligator

Revel in luxurious accommodations, studded with charming decorations, at the Mermaid and the Alligator Bed and Breakfast! Warm, rich, and vibrant colors bring this lovely B&B to life! Fill your day with adventures on the island. Then, return to your home away from home to occupy your downtime in a relaxing atmosphere.

The Mermaid and the Alligator

Unforgettable New Year’s Eve Parties

New Orleans, LA

It comes as no surprise that New Orleans tops the list of the best cities to visit for New Year’s Eve celebrations! Cross this bucket list destination off your list. This brilliantly colorful city paints the picture of an exciting experience you’ll remember for years to come. Who knows? Maybe you’ll feel inspired to make welcoming the New Year in NOLA an annual tradition.  

New Orleans French Quarter

Stay at La Belle Esplanade

La Belle Esplanade stands out as a local landmark with an unparalleled personality of its own. A lively assortment of rainbow colors emit energy, capture interest, and set the scene for a wild adventure in New Orleans on New Year’s Day! Open your mind to the curious charm of this one-of-a-kind inn experience. You’re in for such a treat.

La Belle Esplanade

Chicago, IL

Pop bottles of champagne, ooh and ahh over crackling fireworks, and ring in the New Year in the Windy City. When you think of Illinois, Chicago undoubtedly comes to mind. Whether you’re planning to attend a black-tie affair or hoping to discover the city’s hidden gems, you’re guaranteed nothing less than an invigorating time! From exquisite dining to rich cultural scenes, Chicago has something for everyone!  

Chicago skyline green grass tall skyscrapers

Stay at Lang House B&B on Sheridan

The Lang House B&B on Sheridan captures the essence of bygone days while still providing the modern comforts and luxuries of today. Guests admire the American Foursquare Prairie-style architecture. It doesn’t hurt that the location of this historic property puts you near all the best things to do and see in Chicago!

Lang House B&B on Sheridan

Chilly Weather Adventures

Taughannock Falls State Park

Seeing Taughannock Falls State Park in January is like walking into a winter wonderland. The sight of the frozen falls stuns visitors and inspires feelings of amazement and awe. As the crisp, cold air roses your cheeks, your heart fills with a childlike fascination as you stand in front of this natural wonder. Additionally, it’s the perfect place to embark on various outdoor adventures such as sledding, snowshoeing, and ice skating!

Taughannock frozen falls in the winter the water freezes beautiful winter wonderland

Stay at the Inn at Taughannock

After a busy day exploring snow-covered nature trails, cozy up with a warm cup of tea or coffee at the Inn at Taughannock. This astonishing boutique hotel possesses Victorian-inspired features and overlooks the beautiful Cayuga Lake. Escape the madness that January brings to the Big Apple and enjoy a quiet retreat in New York.

Inn at Taughannock

Stay Select

While planning your vacation to one of the best places to visit in January in the USA, consider staying at a Select Registry property to ensure your dream vacation becomes a reality! Plan a romantic getaway for a honeymoon or anniversary. Maybe you’d rather organize an adventure for the whole family. With properties ranging from manors and mansions to lodges and luxury cabins, you’re bound to find the perfect fit for your getaway!

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