Orlando named top winter travel destination

City Beautiful beat out Las Vegas, Cancun

By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor
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ORLANDO, Fla. - Cold fronts may be creeping across the majority of the U.S., but Orlando is still warm and sunny, making it a perfect destination for winter travelers looking for reprieve from the frosty weather.

Travel and booking site TripAdvisor announced the City Beautiful as the No. 1 winter travel destination where Americans can save based on search interest and average weekly cost.

“Americans thinking past the holidays and booking their winter vacations may want to consider traveling soon after the New Year, when some of the best rates are available,” Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor, said in a press release. “Based on TripAdvisor booking data, those that visit these hotspots during mid-late January can save an average of 16 percent compared to February or March.”  

For Orlando, the least expensive winter week is Jan. 16-22, which is 14 percent cheaper than booking during the most expensive week -- March 13-19. Guests can expect to spend, on average, $150 per night on a hotel room, $330 on a domestic roundtrip flight, $23 per meal and $76 for tours for a total of $1,870.

Based on that price, Orlando beat out hot spots like Las Vegas (No. 2), Cancun, Mexico (No. 3) plus Fort Lauderdale (No. 4) and Key West (No. 10).

To see the full list of top winter travel destinations and the breakdown of how much a visit to each of those cities would cost, visit TripAdvisor.com.

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