Atlanta named best cold-weather winter holiday destination in the nation
Don Johnson (left) holds his daughter Tyler on his shoulders as snow falls at Atlantic Station in Atlanta during the annual Christmas tree lighting on Nov. 23, 2013. The all-day celebration had live music, arts, live reindeer, delicious winter treats, and activities for the whole family. This year’s tree lighting at Atlantic Station will be Saturday, Nov. 21. JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL
Analysts at WalletHub compared 130 of the nation's most populated metropolitan areas and examined five key dimensions: travel costs and hassles, local costs, attractions, weather conditions and activities.
The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell area ranked in the top five for cold-weather activities and weather conditions and also ranked among the top 10 for travel costs and hassles, local costs and attractions.