The Most Affordable Winter Vacations in the U.S.

The Most Affordable Winter Vacations in the U.S.

This article originally appeared in Travel+Leisure.

Editor's Note: Those who choose to travel are strongly encouraged to check local government restrictions, rules, and safety measures related to COVID-19 and take personal comfort levels and health conditions into consideration before departure.

Looking for an affordable winter escape? Whether you’re dreaming of heading south to sunnier shores or hoping to hit the slopes this ski season, winter getaways can be expensive. Choosing the perfect destination can be key to saving on your next vacation, so picked these 10 places for their great winter rates and found properties with below-average prices in each. Luckily, many of these spots happen to be located near major airports, too, so you can look for a great flight deal to save even more.

Breckenridge, Colorado

From Vail to Telluride to Steamboat Springs, Colorado has some of the nation’s best ski resorts, but travelers on a budget should opt to stay in Breckenridge, according to This charming town has everything you need for a perfect ski vacation: You can hit the slopes on 187 trails across five peaks, explore the historic downtown, and even take a ride on the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster — all before resting at Gravity Haus, a trendy ski-in/ski-out hotel, or The Lodge at Breckenridge, a 45-room hotel offering great mountain views.