Top 10 Beautiful Places to Visit in January in the United States 2024

New York City – New York

January in New York is magical despite the snow. Recreate movie sequences where big snowflakes fall to the sidewalk as characters stroll down brightly lit streets between buildings.

White Sands National Monument – New Mexico 

One of the best US January destinations! White Sands National Monument is unique in America! Though January brings snow, the park's massive dunes remain white sand. 

Crater Lake National Park – Oregon

The deepest lake in North America, Crater Lake, is even more magnificent in January with snow.

Cannon Beach – Oregon

This gorgeous West Coast Beach is another top US January tourist destination. Oregon's and possibly the west coast's most gorgeous beach is Cannon Beach.

Death Valley National Park – California

Death Valley National Park is one of the hottest locations on Earth—not in January! Fewer people visit this time of year despite beautiful 67°F temps.

Palm Desert – California

Palm Desert is a great January retreat for sunseekers due to its hot temps, clear skies, and many attractions. 

New Orleans – Louisiana

While partygoers come to New Orleans in February for Mardi Gras, some who wish to avoid the crowds go in January for preliminary festivities. 

Jackson -Wyoming

Jackson, only minutes from Grand Teton National Park, is a great winter hideaway for those who want snow to avoid it.

Charleston – South Carolina

The Charleston Festival is in January, but this ancient city has much more to offer even in mild weather.

Las Vegas – Nevada

Las Vegas partying and glitz continue in January! Vegas is great this time of year because of the low crowds and heat. Walking The Strip is more fun when it's not 100°F!

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