Ten Best Cities for Winter Holiday Travel — Including Denver

Already got the holidays on your mind? Us, too — and that includes potential travel destinations.

But which ones offer the best combination of attractions, weather and low cost? 

WalletHub crunched the numbers to find out, and there's good news for people planning a staycation: Denver's among the top ten — meaning you can experience one of the season's best metro areas without going anywhere.

Look below to count down the photo-illustrated top ten, supplemented by Wallethub data. To see the original post, featuring much more information and scoring methodology, click here.

Number 1: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia
Overall score: 64.19
Travel costs and hassles rank:  9

Local costs rank: 6
Attractions rank: 7
Weather conditions rank: 2

Number 2: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Overall score: 62.56 
Travel costs and hassles rank: 22

Local costs rank: 1
Attractions rank: 9
Weather conditions rank: 1

Number 3: New York-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Overall score: 59.89
Travel costs and hassles rank: 21

Local costs rank: 32
Attractions rank: 1
Weather conditions rank: 10

Number 4: St. Louis, MO-IL
Overall score: 58.34
Travel costs and hassles rank: 6

Local costs rank: 15
Attractions rank: 13
Weather conditions rank: 7

Number 5: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Overall score: 58.20
Travel costs and hassles rank: 5

Local costs rank: 20
Attractions rank: 6
Weather conditions rank: 5

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