Top Spots to Escape the Cold for President's Day

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It’s no gamble that Las Vegas will be a warmer place to visit right now than New York.

Bone-chilling cold weather has been in the headlines often lately, from Winter Storm Jonas in the East to Arizona in the West. So where are people planning to ditch their parkas and escape to?

The travel site Expedia crunched its flight-booking data for the most popular warm-weather destinations on its site from January through March. And the biggest winter hotspot, it should be no surprise, is Las Vegas, Nevada.

The second-most-booked warm-weather spot is Orlando and all its Disney attractions. That’s followed by Cancun, Los Angeles, and Miami.

Cancun is the most popular warm-weather destination for President’s Day, according to Expedia.

Drilling down further, Expedia looked at which warm-weather spots are most in demand for President’s Day weekend. Perhaps because of the extra travel day south of the border, Cancun comes out on top, followed by Orlando, Vegas, L.A., and Miami.

Expedia also looked at cold-weather destinations getting the most winter flight bookings.

Top Five Cold-Weather Spots:

1. New York
2. Denver
3. Washington, D.C.
4. Chicago
5. Seattle

Best Warm Weather Deals

If you’re interested in flying someplace with the best hotel deals, Expedia says the best warm-weather deals can be found in these cities during the winter: New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Phoenix.


This article was previously published by Greg Keraghosian on