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Best Places to Travel Inside the US for Every Season of the Year

Traveling is all about timing. While there are places that are great to visit at any time of the year, some are best enjoyed during a specific month.

In this article, we’ll look at the best places to visit in the USA according to each season. It’ll help you plan accordingly for the utmost holiday fun!


1. Yellowstone, Wyoming

Summer is the best time to fully explore Yellowstone. All the parks facilities, roads, and natural attractions are open and accessible to the tourist. You can do a bunch of water activities, go horseback riding, explore hiking trails, and watch the diverse wildlife.

2. San Diego, California

San Diego is the finest city to explore in summer. From its magnificent coastline, world-renowned zoo, summer festivals, and thriving nightlife, this city has something for every traveler.

3. Portland, Maine

Portland in summer is all about music and cultural festivals, open-air concerts, ocean breezes, delicious lobster, and contemporary art. You can spend your vacation here enjoying live music and craft beer.


1. Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is where you want to soak in the fall colors. The city even has the most haunted history which makes it the best place to celebrate Halloween.

2. Ouray, Colorado

Ouray, also known as the "Switzerland of America”, offers many hiking opportunities for adventure lovers. You can even soak up in hot springs after a long day.

3. Santa Fe, New Mexico

Fall brings out beautiful weather and picturesque golden-yellow Aspen trees in Santa Fe. Here you can spend your days hiking, camping, and star gazing.


1. North Pole, Alaska

Alaska truly comes alive in the winter. The city of North Pole is fully immersed in Christmas decorations and you can enjoy their winter festivals, skiing, ice fishing, and bonfires. If you head to its neighboring city Fairbanks you can also experience the best view of the northern lights.

2. New York City

If New York City is on your travel bucket list, then winter is the best time to visit. You’ll get to experience the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, snow-covered city, ice skating in central park, and the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Times Square.

3. Bend, Oregon

Winters in Bend attract outdoor enthusiasts who love skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. This mountain city also houses many breweries serving locally produced beers that you can enjoy next to a fire pit in cold months.


1. The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys is the perfect spring break hotspot for people who enjoy beautiful white sand beaches, an extensive coral reef ecosystem, and never-ending aquatic activities.

2. Pella, Iowa

Spring in Pella is the time when thousands of tulips bloom and you get to celebrate the Dutch heritage during the annual tulip festival. Apart from that, the city also has many heritage museums and villages that you can explore during your trip.

3. Park City, Utah

Park City has a bright sun with clear blue skies and melting snow during spring. It’s the perfect time to go skiing, enjoy spring concerts, and explore the city’s mountains and parks.

Summing Up

From the music festivals in Maine and haunted houses of Chicago to the northern lights in Alaska and the tulip festival in Pella, there’s a perfect vacation destination for every season in the United States.

If you’re ready to start planning, visit Seventy Eleven and explore the different travel options we offer both within and outside of the US. And to read more such interesting travel articles, head over to the Seventy Eleven blog.


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