Best Cities for Year-Round Weather

By PropertyClub Team
Sep 23rd 2023
As the seasons change, a lucky few get to live in a climate of mild temperatures every day of the year. If you're looking for a break from the biting cold or blazing hot, read on to discover the ten best cities for year-round weather. 

hash-markTop 10 Best Cities for Year-Round Weather

  1. San Diego, California
  2. Honolulu, Hawaii
  3. San Juan, Puerto Rico
  4. Los Angeles, California
  5. Tampa, Florida
  6. Santa Fe, New Mexico
  7. Phoenix, Arizona
  8. Charleston, South Carolina
  9. St. George, Utah
  10. Las Vegas, Nevada

hash-mark1. San Diego, California

The best city for year-round weather is San Diego. Nestled along the Pacific coast, San Diego enjoys a Mediterranean climate characterized by mild winters and warm, dry summers. The temperature varies between 50 degrees and 77 degrees Fahrenheit, rarely going outside of that range. 

The city's coastal proximity and gentle ocean breeze moderate temperatures year-round, offering a pleasant environment for outdoor activities. Its consistent marine influence keeps extremes at bay, creating a haven of sunny days and comfortable humidity levels.

Average temperature in summer: 75 degrees Fahrenheit

Average temperature in winter: 66 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity: 58-76% 

Total days of sunshine: 266 days

hash-markHonolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu is also one of the best cities for year-round weather. Honolulu's tropical paradise boasts a perfect blend of trade winds, balmy temperatures, and abundant sunshine. Depending on your altitude, temperatures here vary between 76-85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Its equatorial location ensures minimal seasonal variations, granting residents and visitors alike a continuous experience of idyllic weather. With its inviting beaches and lush landscapes, Honolulu offers a haven of warmth and beauty.

Average temperature in summer: 85 degrees Fahrenheit

Average temperature in winter: 72 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity: 64-70% humidity

Total days of sunshine: 271 days

hash-markSan Juan, Puerto Rico

Another one of the best cities for year-round weather is San Juan, Puerto Rico. The city revels in a tropical paradise climate characterized by warm, humid winters and vibrant, sun-soaked summers. Nestled amidst lush landscapes and surrounded by azure waters, the city benefits from its coastal location, boasting a climate that rarely ventures into the realm of extremes. With San Juan's diverse terrain, spanning from pristine beaches to lush rainforests, the weather here provides a pleasant experience all year round.

San Juan, however, is a bit more humid than many of the other areas. Florida ranks as the most humid city in the United States, being surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean – and San Juan is about 3.2% more humid than even Florida.

Average temperature in summer: 85 degrees Fahrenheit

Average temperature in winter: 75 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity: 65-80%

Total days of sunshine: 248 days

hash-markLos Angeles, California

Los Angeles basks in a Mediterranean-like climate, featuring mild, wet winters and dry, sunny summers. Shielded by coastal mountains, the city enjoys relatively stable conditions, rarely experiencing extreme temperatures. The iconic SoCal climate entices outdoor enthusiasts year-round, as the city's diverse landscapes, from beaches to mountains, offer a vast playground under a perpetually welcoming sky.

Average temperature in summer: 77 degrees Fahrenheit

Average temperature in winter: 69 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity: around ~55% year-round

Total days of sunshine: 292 days

hash-markTampa, Florida

Tampa is another one of the best cities for comfortable weather year-round. Since it's on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, these huge bodies of water regulate extreme temperatures. However, as we've noted above for San Juan, while temperatures may be mild, the humidity isn't for everyone. Since Tampa has a subtropical climate, the humid season (which runs from May through October) has humidity levels in the realm of 72-77%.

Still, with its abundant fishing opportunities and seemingly unlimited sunshine, Tampa is a great option for those looking for mild weather.

Average temperature in summer: 84 degrees Fahrenheit

Average temperature in winter: 65 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity: fluctuates from 69-80%

Total days of sunshine: 246 days

hash-markSanta Fe, New Mexico

Another city with fantastic weather throughout the year is Santa Fe, New Mexico. While it technically sits in the middle of the desert about 400 miles east of Scottsdale, due to its elevation (at 7,000 feet), Santa Fe has four distinct, mild seasons – and it's one of the coldest cities on our list. In contrast to subtropical cities, Santa Fe has a very dry, almost arid climate. It remains fairly steady, seldom encountering drastic temperature variations, which is why it comes in at number 6 on our list.

Average temperature in summer:A65-70 degrees Fahrenheit

Average temperature in winter: 30 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity: varies between 45-60%

Total days of sunshine: 283 days of sunshine

hash-markPhoenix, Arizona

There's no easier way to put it: Phoenix is hot. With 53 days around the year topping 110 degrees Fahrenheit, Phoenix is easily the hottest city on our list. It has a desert oasis climate with arid summers and mild winters. Since Phoenix sits in a desert valley surrounded by mountains, the hot air gets trapped inside (a phenomenon that scientists call a "heat dome"), while the updraft of rain and clouds can't make it into the city.

However, that hasn't stopped people from moving there. Many people love the heat: Phoenix is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the United States.

Average temperature in summer: 91 degrees Fahrenheit

Average temperature in winter: ~63 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity: 36%

Total days of sunshine: 296 days of sunshine

hash-markCharleston, South Carolina

If you're looking for a city with great year-round weather on the east coast, Charleston, South Carolina, could be the place to go. Temperatures here are a bit more varied and colder than in many of the other cities we've listed. Lows in the winter are typically around 40 degrees Fahrenheit, while highs in the summer are around 80 degrees. With a subtropical climate right off of the Atlantic, summers are hot (but not too hot), and winters are cold and windy (but not that cold and windy), making Charleston a great destination if you love the change of the seasons but hate the extremes.

Average temperature in summer: 81 degrees Fahrenheit

Average temperature in winter: 55 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity: varies between 67-79%

Total days of sunshine: 209 days

hash-markSt. George, Utah

St. George has a desert climate with hot summers and mild, sunny winters. It is located in the extreme southwestern section of Utah, at the north point of the Mojave Desert. The result: tons of sunshine, lots of heat – but still four distinct seasons. With breathtaking rock formations and a steady climate, this area draws in people from all over the world.

Average temperature in summer: 85-90 degrees Fahrenheit

Average temperature in winter: 45-55 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity: varies between 10-45%

Total days of sunshine: 255 days

hash-markLas Vegas, Nevada

Finally, Las Vegas also has an arid, desert climate (since it's also, big surprise, part of the Mojave Desert). It boasts over 300 days of sunshine per year and is constantly drawing in more and more residents. The weather in Las Vegas is characterized by long, hot summers and relatively mild winters.

Average temperature in summer: 87 degrees Fahrenheit

Average temperature in winter: 53 degrees Fahrenheit

Relative humidity: 31%

Total days of sunshine: 294 days

hash-markBest Cities for Year-Round Weather Final Thoughts

In a world where weather can be unpredictable, these ten cities offer year-round comfort. Each city on this list invites residents and visitors to pick and choose the weather they'd like. If you're looking for mild and humid, check out Tampa. If you're looking for hot and dry, check out Phoenix. These cities guarantee a level of comfort and sunshine that you can't find anywhere else.