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The Best Places to Visit in the US in January - Thrillist

News flash: January is an excellent time to travel. You can save on off-season deals at many spots around the country, you’ll encounter fewer flocks of tourists vacationing for the winter holidays, and you’ll start your new year off on a memorable note. Still, zooming in on where exactly to go in these United States can be a bit dizzying. That’s why we did the research for you to present the ultimate itineraries for January 2024 group getaways. Reserve now, thank us from the slopes. (Or will you mix it up and do a California wine country getaway or St. Louis culinary and culture tour this year? Decisions, decisions.)

Healdsburg, CA

Oenophiles, this one’s for you. Take a break from your reality with lovely days spent moseying around Healdsburg Plaza and its neighboring boutiques, galleries, and wine stores, touring and sipping your way through scenic vineyards, and even paying a visit to the rollicking Russian River for a hiking or biking excursion. Another compelling reason to visit in January? A new dinner series, TOWN (which stands for Traveling Off-Season for Wine Night) will host the Dinner of Dreams on January 25, taking place under a simulated night sky at Hotel Healdsburg with food from Dry Creek Kitchen and stellar local wines aplenty. If you don’t stay at Hotel Healdsburg, Montage Healdsburg, The Madrona, or Harmon Guest House, are other nearby options.