Best Places To Visit In January: Where To Travel This New Year
January is a great month for new beginnings and cheap travel deals. Here you'll find all of our deals on cheap flights, vacations, hotels, and cruises that will have you traveling over dates in January. Whether you're looking for a winter vacation in New York City, cheap flights to the Caribbean, or discounts on hotel stays in Europe in January, this is the page for you.
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The top 5 January destinations
What better way to kick start the new year then heading off on an exciting adventure somewhere new? Whether you want to get out of your winter funk with a trip somewhere warm and sunny or face the cold head-on in beautiful snowy locales like Jackson Hole or Chamonix, we’ve got plenty of choices for you. If your New Year’s resolution was to travel more and save money while you do it, you’ve come to the right place.
Death Valley, California
Death Valley’s infamously high summer temperatures (it will reach up to 120°F at its peak) make for mild and hike-able weather in the winter (generally between 40-60°F on average). Walk through the Martian landscape and admire the gradually shifting colors of the peaks and valleys of this California gem. For a unique experience, book a multi-day guided hiking tour that takes you deep into the park, letting you sleep under an ultra-bright canopy of stars.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
January in Argentina is peak summer, so shed your winter coat and break out the shorts for a wander through this ever-changing metropolis. The neighborhoods of Buenos Aires are perfect for exploration–duck into open-air cafes to sip mate and snack on empanadas, or stroll through the sprawling Bosques de Palermo park. For a morbid but fascinating excursion, check out the Recoleta cemetery with its towering mausoleums and tombs to notable Argentines like Eva Perón.
Upscale skiing can be found in Chamonix, a top French getaway for Europeans looking to hit the slopes. If skiing isn’t really your thing, you can always try your hand at winter hiking or snowshoeing to better immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Mont Blanc mountains. Unwind after your day out with some traditional winter French fare, like raclette or pot-au-feu.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Cambodia’s most well-known attraction, Angkor Wat, can be found on a trip to Siem Reap. As Cambodia’s driest month of the year, January is a particularly nice time to visit the temples, which tend to be overrun in peak summer when the weather is hot and muggy. After exploring the temples, take a walk through the streets of the city to sample traditional Cambodian street food like a num-pang sandwich or sweet sticky rice.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Gorgeous at any time of the year, Jackson Hole sits astride the National Elk Refuge and just south of the gorgeous Grand Tetons National Park. It has long been a popular ski area, but it’s ideal for groups with mixed interests, as relaxing spas, hike-able parks, wildlife spotting, and much more are just a stone’s throw away. For a fun group outing, grab a pair of skates and head for an afternoon of ice skating.