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The 10 Best Winter Vacation Spots

Planning a winter getaway? Whether it’s a culture crawl, a sun-and-fun getaway, or a ski trip to a winter wonderland, U.S. News & World Report’s latest “Best Winter Vacations” report has you covered.

Based on a 50:50 combination of expert and user opinions, reflecting such factors as sights, culture, people, food, shopping, family, nightlife, adventure, romance, and accessibility, U.S. News picked 20 visit-worthy destinations out of more than 300 under consideration for the 2017-2018 winter period.

Here are the top 10:

  1. Rome
  2. Dubai
  3. Honolulu – Oahu
  4. Quebec City
  5. Auckland
  6. Seville
  7. Rio de Janeiro
  8. Serengeti National Park
  9. Hawaii – The Big Island
  10. Breckenridge, Colorado

There’s a spot for every travel taste on the list. Which means you have no excuse for staying home this winter.

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After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.

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