The new year has brought unseasonably warm weather to the south east, so if a mild beach vacation is in your sights, take it! If you want to visit somewhere that is anything but mild, check out these hot hot hot spots or get below zero for the best in alpine and winter fun.
Death Valley National Park in the California desert is one of the world’s hottest spots. This natural wonder boasts the highest recorded temperature in the Western hemisphere at 134 degrees Fahrenheit. The park is mild in the winter, making now the time to head there to see some of the most spectacular creatures the US has to offer. Winter is also the time when the majority of the annual rain fall hits, creating magnificent and rare wildflower blooms. But don’t worry, “a lot” of rain in the desert is a mere half inch. You probably won’t even need an umbrella.
Vegas is the place to set up base camp before your desert adventure. This gorgeous home with a private pool is the oasis you’re looking for after returning from your trek. Six bedrooms is plenty of space for the whole family to spread out or bring a couple of friends along. The updated and loaded kitchen has everything you need for packing a picnic for your nature exploring gang.
If you want to get chilly, head to Canada’s Yukon Territory for some record setting lows. The town of Snag once dropped to -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit. No worries, this natural wood home in Whitehorse is toasty and cozy. Nearby hot spots include Tahkini Hot Springs for warming back up. If you’re looking for extreme fun in the extreme cold, visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve where you can see moose, muskoxen, and mule deer in their natural habitat.