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Top 5 WARMEST Places In the US To Visit This Winter

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The US in the winter is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The diverse weather across America in the winter ranges from bitter cold to tropical warmth. With all the stunning destinations to choose from, you can either be in a winter wonderland or tanning on the beach. 

It's important to note that the southern states experience the mildest winters. Here are the Top 5 WARMEST Places In the US to Visit This Winter. 

Top 5 Warmest Places in the US To Visit This Winter

*Temperatures are based on a three-month average using December, January, and February.

5. Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix Warm Winter USA

Phoenix, Arizona has one of the warmest winter climates in the western US. The average daily high is 58°F (14°C) and nightly lows reach 46° (8°C). Precipitation is minimal with just a few inches of rain. Snow is extremely rare and usually only happens during a winter storm. 

4. Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles USA Warmest place

Los Angeles, California is one of the most popular destinations in the US attracting millions of visitors every year. The average daily high during the winter is 58°F (15°C) with nightly lows only reaching 48°F (9°C). Los Angeles receives minimal preciptiation in the winter and usually only occurs during storms. The last snowfall was is 1962.

3. Orlando, Florida

Orlando Florida Warm Winters USA

Orlando, Florida is internationally renowned for it's beautiful weather and of course, Disney World. Daily highs during the winter average 62°F (17°C) and the average lows only go down to 51°F (11°C). The only snow you'll find in Orlando is artificially created at Disney World during Christmas. It's one of the hottest places in the US during the winter!

2. Tampa, Florida

Tampa Florida Second warmest places in the usa

Tampa, Florida claims the second warmest winter climate in the USA. Daily highs average 62°F (17°C) and lows around 53°F (12°C). Precipitation falls in the form of rain only and averages just a few inches per month during the winter. 

1. Miami, Florida

Miami warmest places in the usa

Miami, Florida holds the title for the warmest city in the USA during the winter. It also offers some of the hottest weather in the US! Daily average highs in the winter reach 70°F (21°C) and nightly lows only drop to around 62°F (17°C). Miami is a popular destination for international travelers and snowbirds looking to escape the cold winters of Canada. Forget about snow, you'll be tanning on the beach! 

Top 5 Warmest Places in the USA To Visit This Winter

5. Phoenix, Arizona

4. Los Angeles, California

3. Orlando, Florida

2. Tampa, Florida

1. Miami, Florida

Curious about the coldest cities in the US during the winter?

USA Coldest Cities in Winter:

Here are the top 5 COLDEST cities you might want to take a rain check on until spring. 

1. Minneapolis, Minnesota:  Average High  19°F (-7°C)

2. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Average High 25°F (-8°C)

3. Chicago, Illinois: Average High 26°F (-3°C)

4. Rochester, New York: Average High 27°F (-3°C)

5.  Buffalo, New York: Average High 27°F (-3°C)

Check out the Top 5 Warmest Cities in Canada during the winter!

Source: Current Result

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Leslie Perez

Thursday 10th of February 2022

I think Key West should be #1


Monday 7th of February 2022

I think Honolulu may have something to say about this list.