Winter’s chill isn’t for everyone. If you’re the type to hide under the covers when the temperature drops, a warm vacation idea for winter might be due. Ditch your fleece pajamas and thermal socks for some coastal sun or desert heat. If you’re still deciding where to go, here are five winter destinations to warm you up:
For a break from the cold, head to Orlando and enjoy some of the world’s top theme parks. December through February, you’ll find some of the most pleasant temperatures in Orlando (averaging between 60-70 degrees), making it an ideal time to visit. In between all of the fun, break for a game of golf on one of the area’s many courses. Stay in a villa rental for more space and value.
Palm Springs, California
This desert town is home to abundant sunshine, clear blue skies and warm temperatures (rain is a rarity). Averaging mid-day temperatures around 70 degrees in the winter, Palm Springs is a great escape. Stroll downtown Palm Springs for great shopping and dining, or lounge by the pool at your rental home. The kids will love exploring The Living Desert Zoo or visiting Boomer’s for bumper boats, mini golf, rock climbing and more.
Even the thought of a tropical retreat in the Hawaiian Islands can warm you up. Known for its unspoiled, white, sandy beaches and laid-back lifestyle, Hawaii is a true paradise. Start your morning off with some surfing before breaking for lunch on the beach. With temperatures around 90 degrees, you won’t be looking for those heavy blankets. Browse homes to swap in Hawaii.
The Greek Islands
Traveling to Greece in the winter months provides some great perks for budget-conscious vacationers. You’ll find off-season discounts and fewer crowds, and you’ll also get the opportunity to observe the infamous Greek epiphany. To really kick back and relax, stay in a home and enjoy some quality winter family vacation time. Visit the islands’ gorgeous beaches for stunning views and warm sunshine. Find homes to swap in Greece.
Alabama Gulf Coast
The Gulf Coast of Alabama has sun and sand to offer no matter the season. With mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine, you can get your winter fill of beach time. Take a stroll along the coast, play a game of golf, or indulge in some fresh Gulf seafood (winter is oyster season!). You’ll find plenty of specialty and boutique shopping too. Find a beach home rental and soak up some time on the deck or balcony.