December is a great time to travel if you love holidays and holiday destinations. Some cities are more magical, but they also attract more people. It's also perfect for snowbirds to escape the cold or, if you're coming from a warmer climate, it's a good time to explore places that are too hot at any other time of the year. Winter is undoubtedly the best time to visit California's deserts.
Joshua Tree National Park is one of the best places to visit in the colder months. Temperatures in the park drop on average in December to a range of about 40 degrees F at night and close to 60 degrees F in the afternoon, making daytime hiking and rock climbing infinitely more enjoyable than the unbearable summer heat. Head 30 miles south of Yellowstone and you'll find Grand Teton National Park, a park that can still be enjoyed in December. Most of the park is only accessible by cross-country skiing or snowshoeing during this time of year, but the isolation is worth it.
See this BMTM post for a deeper look at winter in Grand Teton. If you want a December full of towering mountains, Colorado is the ideal place. On the one hand, the state is known for having the most “fourteen” (mountains over 14,000 feet) in the country. Do you want to see some otherworldly landscapes with names like “alien throne” and “dragon eggs”? Visit Bisti Badlands Wilderness in New Mexico to enjoy all that and more.
This incredible portion of untouched nature is a must-see place in New Mexico because of its uniqueness. The Bisti wasteland covers an enormous area of 45,000 acres, with no real trails or trails to follow, making them ideal for travelers looking for a truly rugged adventure. For those looking for a getaway to the sandy beach in the middle of winter, Marco Island is the perfect choice. Welcome to Be My Travel Muse, one of the best women's travel blogs in the world, which receives more than 5 million readers a year.