Weather, travel costs make Valley fourth best winter holiday destination, says WalletHub

Posted at 7:02 AM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 10:10:53-04
You've heard the song, right? "I'm dreaming of a sandy, brown, cacti-filled Christmas."
Maybe that's not quite how it goes...
Regardless, a recent report by WalletHub named the Phoenix metro area the fourth best destination for holiday travel.
Check out the top ten in the map below.

For warm-weather destinations, Phoenix came in at the number four spot and Tucson at number six.  Some factors the study took into account are travel costs and hassles, local costs, attractions, weather conditions and activities. The Valley ranked high on the list for travel costs and, of course, weather conditions.  Other findings:
  • December is the most popular month for winter holiday travel
  • The average American considers 10 days the perfect length of a vacation.
See the full report, including best cold-weather destinations here.