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Beaumont-Port Arthur area makes top winter vacation destinations list

As the holiday season approaches, many people will be planning and booking vacations in the weeks ahead. A new WalletHub roundup highlights the top winter vacation destinations across the U.S. and a number of Texas areas made the cut.

Best winter vacation destinations

On Tuesday, WalletHub released a roundup of the “best winter holiday destinations” in the U.S. To determine these rankings, WalletHub said it used various metrics including area safety, activities, attractions, weather, travel and local costs as well as “hassles” to compare a number of U.S. metropolitan statistical areas.

The company’s “best winter vacation destinations” lists were separated into individual rankings for people seeking either warmer or cooler areas for holiday travel. Overall, Georgia’s Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta MSA topped the cold weather roundup.

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While no Texas cities were listed on the “top cold-weather destinations” roundup, the Lone Star State makes a number of appearances on WalletHub’s list of destinations for people seeking a warmer winter vacation.

Among the destinations for “warm-weather lovers,” the Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown area topped WalletHub’s list with a total score of 66.69, enough to edge out runner-up Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise (66.66).

On the same roundup, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington made the cut at No. 4, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land claimed the No. 5 spot and San Antonio-New Braunfels ranked No. 6. Other Texas areas on this list include Killeen-Temple (No. 24), McAllen-Edinburg-Mission (No. 26), Corpus Christi (No. 32), Brownsville-Harlingen (No. 35) and Beaumont-Port Arthur (No. 37).

Written by R. Dallon Adams

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