As temperatures cool down and the holidays are approaching, it might be time to take a much-needed vacation in warmer weather. Taking in the sunshine and getting an extra dose of the great outdoors is beneficial for maintaining mental and physical well-being. Here are some vacation destinations to inspire your winter escape.
1. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ft. Lauderdale is a great destination for both families and individuals seeking a change of scenery. Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of Visit Lauderdale said, “We are graciously welcoming everyone, and I mean everyone, to come join us and experience our tropical paradise rich with culture, flavor, and unique experiences. Our diversity is our strength, and we are proudly telling this story to the world.” Ft. Lauderdale features beaches, boardwalks, and boating, perfect for anyone looking for rest and relaxation.
2. Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale is the trendy heart of the Phoenix Valley. Between Old Town, Fashion Square Mall, and Top Golf, there’s plenty for families, friends, and couples to enjoy. The dry, temperate weather is pleasant for walking during both the day and evening. Senna House, A Curio Collection Hotel by Hilton is one of the many resorts in Scottsdale that adds a luxury feel to a vacation. In Scottsdale, there’s plenty of hiking and swimming (in heated pools) even in the winter months.
3. San Diego, CA
There’s something special about the salty air from the boardwalk welcoming you to San Diego. The temperature is too brisk for swimming in the winter, but the beach still offers the opportunity to see plenty of marine life, especially seals. The historic sites and the zoo in San Diego are perfect for families seeking to add educational value to their vacation.
4. Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas is home to many activities for tourists, including a wide variety of museums. The Hoover Dam is less than an hour away, which provides a tour of the site’s history and the gorgeous scenery of Lake Mead. Check out Rainbow Vista and Fire Canyon Overlook for some easy hikes that are suitable for families searching for the natural beauty that Vegas has to offer.
5. International: Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is a great no-fuss winter vacation destination. There’s no need for a passport, international phone plan, or any currency exchange. Discover Puerto Rico has comprehensive resources on where to stay, what to see, and what to eat. Their description of Puerto Rico is that it’s “for those looking for the balance of award-winning beaches, world-class culinary delights, natural wonders, heart-pounding adventure, and of course, sunshine. Temperatures range from around 70-85 degrees year-round, making it an ideal weather destination during the winter months.”
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