ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A WalletHub study ranking the Best Winter Holiday Destinations for 2023 has been released. According to the study, Albuquerque ranks as the 12th best cold destination for winter holidays.

To determine the ranking, WalletHub compared 70 of the largest metro areas based on 37 key metrics. Factors in consideration included travel costs, weather, attractions, local costs, activities, safety, and more. Ranking locations were grouped into two main categories: “For Cold-Weather Lovers” and “For Warm-Weather Lovers.”

Source: WalletHub

Best Winter Vacation Destinations for Cold-Weather Lovers

  1. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
  2. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
  3. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
  4. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
  5. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
  6. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
  7. St. Louis, MO-IL
  8. Kansas City, MO-KS
  9. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
  10. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

Best Winter Vacation Destinations for Warm-Weather Lovers

  1. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
  2. San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA
  3. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX
  4. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
  5. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
  6. Charleston-North Charleston, SC
  7. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
  8. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
  9. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ
  10. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA