24. New Orleans, LA
Why you should go: Average winter highs in the 60s make exploring New Orleans a breeze. Explore by bike to cover ground from Magazine Street in the Garden District all the way through the Arts District, downtown, and the French Quarter. You’ll be able to avoid the crowds, too, if you visit before the droves of tourists return for Mardi Gras in March.
Why it’s a steal: Flights to NOLA go for a median airfare of $256 between December and March. You can nab a room for an average nightly rate of $229.
Where to stay: The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery is as charming as it sounds, with luxurious rooms that make good use of the original warehouse’s exposed brick, polished concrete and timber beams (rooms start at $137 per night). It’s also just a 10-minute walk to the French Quarter.
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