Winter is beautiful, isn’t it? The glittering snow, all the beautiful holiday displays, bundling up in your warm cozy house. What a wonderful time of year . . . well, at least at first it is. Have you gotten tired of winter? The drudgery of bundling up as tight as you can, and living where the air hurts your face would get to anyone. You might consider taking some time to get away. Modern travel means that if you are ready to kick over snowmen and run screaming for the hills, you have the option to select from hundreds of locations where you can break out your shorts, sunglasses, and swimsuits. Take a look at these warm retreats to escape the winter weather at least for a little while.
One of the most beautiful beach retreats in Mexico, this getaway boasts an average temperature of 80 degrees all year long. Their beaches are legendary, so that means watersports galore! Unpack your bathing suit, slip on that beautiful cover up and get ready to frolic in the sand, far away from anything that even LOOKS like a snow plow.
One foot off the plane and you will realize Will Smith sang a song about this city for a reason. Miami’s searing temperatures and Cuban culture will steal your heart away. Take in the beach, eat at one of the many amazing restaurants and enjoy the incredible nightlife. You might feel like you’re in an episode of Miami Vice.
If you’re looking for a warm getaway, but don’t like the beach, San Antonio may be just the place for you. Check out the city’s historic Alamo, take in the amazing architecture, and of course, there’s the food. San Antonio is considered by many to be the birthplace of “tex mex” food, and they do not disappoint.
Don’t be afraid to go a little further from home in your pursuit of fairer weather. Grab your passport and skip the whole continent. Madeira may have almost 100 miles of coastline, but it isn’t a just a beach location. If you love to explore, take in the spectacular cliffs and go for a beautiful drive around the area. No snow tires required.
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is more than warm weather, it is a total experience. You can sun yourself on their incredible beaches, take a beautiful trip to the top of their famous Table Top Mountain by cable car, and experience wildlife in a way you never have before. The biggest surprise? Boulders beach, a location not far from the city that is home to roughly 3,000 penguins. Nobody is expecting that from your African vacation!
The Cayman Islands have what are considered some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. If you’re looking for a fabulous place to scuba dive, look no further. If you are searching for a getaway that is family friendly, head over to Stingray City, or the Cayman Turtle Farm, where the whole family can get in touch with nature.
You may never have been to Rio De Janeiro, but you’ve probably seen their famous Christ The Redeemer statue. That’s not the only attraction in this beautiful beachfront town. You can tour the art galleries in Santa Teresa, or even visit Ipanema beach to sunbathe. Try one of our other picks for beautiful beaches in Rio here.
There is a reason why Dubai has been the playground for the rich and famous for many years now. You can expect incredible beaches, fabulous architecture and amazing shopping. While you’re there, be sure to visit the Dubai Marina, or splash around at Wild Wadi Water Park. This is a gorgeous urban paradise that is unforgettable. Give our ultimate Dubai itinerary a try.
Don’t feel like you have to bring the kids: Disneyland isn’t the only draw that brings millions of tourists to Los Angeles every year. The city of angels has always been a popular destination spot, and it will likely continue forever. In Los Angeles you can peruse the galleries at Getty Center, stroll the Hollywood Walk of Fame, or even ride the famous Ferris Wheel at the Santa Monica Pier.
Say goodbye to your chapped lips, heavy coat, and window scraper. It is time for a get away to warmer weather and sunshine. With these incredible warm retreats, you might just find you’re never coming back.