The Most Scenic Winter Towns in the World
From Banff to Lake Bled and Jackson, Wyoming, these towns make the best spots for a winter vacation.
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Your winter travel instincts may be to put as much distance as you can between yourself and the snow. And of course, there’s nothing wrong with that. Swapping out the harsh New York City air for a palapa and blue skies certainly doesn’t hurt when your face is wind-burned from the cold. But, winter is also a perfect opportunity to see the towns all over the world that truly come to life in the snow. Just like Turks and Caicos is best seen in the sun, the European Alps towns are best seen amid a blanket of snow.
Scenic winter towns also have an undeniable romance that they don’t often get credit for. Travelers looking for a romantic winter vacation often tend toward the likes of the Maldives or the Bahamas. And while, again, the romance of a secluded beach is not to be overlooked, there are few things more romantic than experiencing the overwhelming beauty of winter before curling up by the fireplace with a cocktail. For those planning a cold-weather getaway this winter, whether, with your spouse, your go-to travel companion, or your entire family, these are 10 of the most scenic winter towns in the world.