Top 5 Vacation Spots for the Active Traveler Pack Your Bags and Get Going!

It’s officially December, which means it’s finally the holidays (cue holiday cheer)!

Unfortunately, the 66 Audio HQ in Los Angeles, like a lot of places closer to the equator, doesn’t get a snowy winter wonderland like everyone else. We’re just aching for an escape to the snow! On the flip side, the snowier cities are hunkering down and looking for an escape from the chill.

We’ve decided to put together a list of our favorite holiday getaways that will satisfy the adventurer within you as well as provide that escape from whatever weather you might be braving.

Check them out:

The Grand Canyon.

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Photo Courtesy of Curbed

Although the Grand Canyon does get pretty chilly during the winter months, it only enhances the canyon’s natural beauty.  This vacation spot is perfect for the active traveler.  Not only can you enjoy these wondrous views during an afternoon hike, but you can explore the history of the area in the Grand Canyon Village.  Because the winter brings cold temperatures to the Arizona spot, you can also lodge in the village. The Grand Canyon was deemed the #2 best spot to hike in north America, and also #1 most affordable destination in the US, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good deal?!

 

Kauai.

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Photo Courtesy of ABC News

Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian island chain but that doesn’t stop this location from being anything short of surreal.  Between the low key vibes of the island, the crystal blue water, and lush forests, this location is the perfect spot for the active traveler seeking a warm winter this season.  Grab your swimsuit and some hiking boots because spending time on one of the best islands in the world doesn’t seem half bad for the holidays!

 

The Chilean Lake District.

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Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Birch

While not as wild as the Chilean Patagonia to the south, the Chilean Lake District will offer a sense of adventure to its visitors.  During the months of December-January, most people are drawn to the area due to its moderate temperatures.  The lakes offer a wide array of activities including white water rafting, fly fishing, rock climbing, and kayaking. If none of those suit your needs, the town also offers great food, culture, and walkable towns.

 

Yosemite.

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Photo Courtesy of HopAmerica

For all of you in seek of a proper holiday season this year, Yosemite is the place to be.  Only a couple hours from San Francisco, Yosemite is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and doesn’t require a reservation to visit the national park.  It is a hiker’s dream, offering some of the most iconic imagery such as the towering waterfalls, millennia old sequoia trees, and unique rock formations.  As the #3 best adventure vacation spots in the USA, this is a place you will not want to miss out on this holiday season.

 

Quebec City.

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Photo Courtesy of To Europe and Beyond

Quebec City, also referred to as ‘New France,’ will have you feeling like you’re in Europe, without the price tag.  The city has been named the #2 best affordable winter vacations and the #1 best ski destination.  Whether you decide to hit the slopes or walk the cobblestone streets and indulge in croissants, you’re bound to find some wintery fun in this historic village.

Whether you’re looking for a warm place to escape to the cold, or a cold place to fully embrace the holidays, any of these spots would be the perfect location to jump start your New Year’s resolution and get active!  So grab your BTS Pro, book that flight, and get moving.

We would love to see pictures of your winter travels with your headphones (and repost them!). Be sure to tweet us at @66Audio or tag us on Instagram!