If you’re looking for winter destination ideas or natural landscapes to explore this season, the Sun Belt region, covering from the southwestern and southeastern United States, offers warmer highs and plenty of outdoor space. The October to January months are perfect for snowbirds flying south for a winter break, especially when the northern states are rapidly dropping in temperature. These cities are traveled to during all seasons and provide a perfect escape for outdoor activities that may still allow you to maintain your distance while providing an extra dose of sunshine and fresh air. Ideal for a mix of of recreation and relaxation, here's our list of destinations across the Sun Belt for travel inspiration.
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Hilton Head Island | South Carolina
One of the top islands in the U.S., Hilton Head Island is only 12 miles long and 5 miles wide. Shaped like a foot off the coast of South Carolina, Hilton Head is checks the box for those who love long walks on the beach. travelers enjoy this beach town’s southern charm. Home to 24 championship golf courses, and event destination for the PGA TOUR, Hilton Head is a go-to for golfer’s, who enjoy golfing during the fall season at legendary Harbour Town Golf Course, with the landmark lighthouse in the backdrop. Hilton Head also features quite a number of bicycle trails spanning over 60 miles.
Average temperature during the winter months is 70 degrees highs/ 49 degrees lows.
Average highs of 77 degree during October, December highs at about 62 degrees.
Hilton Head Island Airport (HXD)
Flight Time to Hilton Head, SC from New York
1 hour 40 minutes
More places in South Carolina to fly by private jet:
• Myrtle Beach – a popular Atlantic coast resort destination
• Charleston - the capital of South Carolina
• Beaufort - a historic American city on Port Royal Island
Asheville | North Carolina
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a great reason to go to Asheville during the autumn, for a scenic drive or hike. Full of small-town charm, offering plenty of food and beer options, this locale checks out through the autumn and winter months. Shoppes, art galleries, breweries and restaurants define the cityscape. The landmark Biltmore is one of the most grand architectures in all of America, and a must for those who visit (especially during the holiday period). For a serenely spiritual experience, Lake Junaluska near Asheville and is a retreat full of color and relaxation. And, for winter activities, the Cataloochee slopes, only 35 miles west of Asheville.
Average temperature during the winter months is 58 degrees highs/ 38 degrees lows.
Average highs of 68 degrees during October, December highs at about 50 degrees.
Asheville Regional Airport
Flight Time to Asheville, NC from New York
1 hour 55 minutes
More places in North Carolina to fly by private jet
• Kitty Hawk, Outer Banks – where the first flight was commanded by the Wright brothers
• Raleigh - the capital city of North Carolina
• Charlotte - the "Queen City" is the business and financial hub of NC
Naples | Florida
Situated on the eastern side of the Florida peninsula, the Gulf Coast ocean water is considerably warm, even into December. With a selection of five-star luxury beach resorts suitable for family vacation or a more private winter getaway, Naples can be oceanside simply by stepping outside. White sanded Marco Island is directly linked by bridge and only a half hour drive away, just south of Naples. Or if you’d rather take the scenic route, charter a yacht to truly experience the magnificence of Florida’s Paradise Coast, then dock at a marina to enjoy the town. Also, if you envision yourself getting some high-end holiday shopping beneath palm trees with an ocean backdrop, Naples offers exactly that with the Village at Venetian Bay, the 5th Ave South, and Waterside shops.
Average temperature during the winter months is 81 degrees highs/ 64 degrees lows.
Average highs of 85 degrees during October, December highs at about 76 degrees.
Naples Municipal Airport (APF)
Flight time to Naples, FL from New York
2 hours 40 minutes
More places in Florida to fly by private jet:
• The Florida Keys - the southernmost point of the U.S. made up of tropical islands
• Destin, FL – a popular vacation spot in northern Florida's Panhandle
• The Palm Beaches – a top destination year-round for private jet travelers
Scottsdale | Arizona
A desirable urban community in Arizona with an abundance of luxurious hotels, restaurants, shops art galleries and golf courses. If you are looking to relax, you can head to one of the many outstanding desert resorts and spas. Golf is particularly popular in Scottsdale – you can play where the pros do on one of Scottsdale’s finest public, desert-style courses. For those who enjoy wine, the Scottsdale Wine Trail covers all of the acclaimed vineyards in the area. It is a great destination to make the most of the outdoors with 182 miles of walking trails across the beautiful McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Average temperature during the winter months is 75 degrees highs/ 42 degrees lows.
Average highs of 86 degree during October, December highs at about 68 degrees.
Scottsdale Airport (SDL)
Other places in Arizona to fly to:
• Phoenix - The always sunny and warm capital city
• Sedona – trails for hiking and campgrounds for outdoor seasonal activities
• Lake Havasu City – a popular spot for water sports in the desert
Denver | Colorado
As a city, Denver is the capital city of Colorado, a state that is just known for its eventful city, natural wonders, outdoor recreation. Families can enjoy the Denver Botanic Gardens, aquarium and art museum. Day trips and fresh air are synonymous with Colorado… There are 41 state parks in Colorado, with many close to the Denver area. The Red Rocks in Roxborough State Park are quire majestic, and the imagery evokes “Pride Rock” from Disney’s The Lion King. Imagine yourself in the spectacular outdoor amphitheater. Indian Hot Springs is enjoyable during the fall. From the Flat Irons to the Rocky Mountain National Park, there is plenty to explore. Also fun to hop are the many distilleries and wineries.
Average temperature during the winter months is 58 degrees highs/ 27 degrees lows.
Average highs of 68 degree during October, December highs at about 47 degrees.
Denver International Airport (DEN) or Centennial Airport (APA)
Flight time to Denver, CO from New York
3 hours 52 minutes
More places in Colorado to fly by private jet:
• Boulder - enjoy restaurants in this city at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains
• Aspen – A top ski resort destination with shoppes, restaurants and more
• Vail – A town that embraces everything outdoors
Reno-Tahoe | Nevada
The Reno-Tahoe area is the convenient nature spot to enjoy the autumn while planning for winter without the rush. Reno calls itself “the biggest little city in the world”, north of Las Vegas, and it certainly shouldn’t be overlooked as a choice destination. During the autumn you can still enjoy kayaking Lake Tahoe. To add to you hiking list, the Tom Cooke Trail and the Mt. Rose summit, which pleasantly ascends 2300 feet to a phenomenal view of the Lake Tahoe basin, accessible to wanderers. Ski season begins late-November so you can plan an extended vacation.
Average temperature during the winter months is 56 degrees highs/ 28 degrees lows.
Average highs of 70 degree during October, December highs at about 46 degrees.
Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
Flight time to Reno, NV from New York
5 hours 45 minutes
More places in Nevada to fly by private jet:
• Las Vegas - The Strip is perhaps one of the most exciting places on Earth
• Red Rock Canyon National Park - A scenic drive through Nevada's Mojave desert
• Incline Village & Crystal Bay - Ski the slopes or enjoy Lake Tahoe
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