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Focusing on cost and convenience rather than scenic beauty, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 60 of the largest U.S. metro areas grouped by warm and cold weather. (Image: File photo)

D.C. ranked the 3rd best cold weather destination

Winter may be the most polarizing season of them all -- you either love it or hate it, and the two sides just can't fathom how the other feels the way they do! Personally, I'm a winter fan, which made me psyched to see that D.C. was ranked highly on Wallethub's list of the best places to visit this winter -- we ranked third behind Chicago and Portland!

Focusing on cost and convenience rather than scenic beauty, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 60 of the largest U.S. metro areas grouped by warm and cold weather. Each destination was analyzed based on 32 key metrics, primarily the expense and hassle of traveling to each location, but also on other indicators, such as weather forecasts, safety and variety of activities.

If you're planning a winter escape, check out Wallethub's top destinations for both cold-weather lovers and warm-weather enthusiasts.

Best Cold Destinations for Winter Travel

  1. Chicago, IL
  2. Portland, OR
  3. Washington, DC
  4. Pittsburgh, PA
  5. New York, NY
  6. Seattle, WA
  7. Minneapolis, MN
  8. Philadelphia, PA
  9. Boston, MA
  10. Denver,

If you're not into the cold, here's where Wallethub suggests you escape for the winter.

Best Warm Destinations for Winter Travel

  1. Orlando, FL
  2. Las Vegas, NV
  3. San Diego, CA
  4. Austin, TX
  5. Los Angeles, CA
  6. Houston, TX
  7. San Antonio, TX
  8. San Francisco, CA
  9. Tucson, AZ
  10. New Orleans, LA

You can see the full list of cold and warm weather destinations here. Happy wintering, folks!

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