Winter is almost here, which means cold weather, scant sunlight and that gloomy slump we experience when we’re stuck inside. When you’re dreaming of that 75 and sunny weather with a brisk breeze along the water, look no further than these warm winter vacations along the coast.
This gorgeous city is the hub and capital of the Bermuda island, brimming with colonial architecture, art culture, crystal caves and sandy pink beaches along the coastline of the Atlantic. You can spend your day exploring breathtaking scenes along the coast with boat tours and other thrilling water activities, like snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing and jet skiing. Aside from the water, the Hamilton art scene is quite impressive, being home to works from the likes of Georgia O’Keeffe and Joshua Reynolds.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
This resort city lies on the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula and is known for its white beaches, beautiful clear waters, and picture-perfect stone bluffs. Temperatures in the upper 70s make this an ideal warm weather winter vacation. During the day, you can snorkel, take a cruise, sail, go parasailing or even horseback ride along the sandy beach. After dusk, you’ll find a thriving nightlife culture, with plenty of bars, restaurants and clubs along the shore.
Key West, Florida
If you’re looking to travel within the States during the cold months, Key West is the quintessential warm winter destination. With luxurious hotels, restaurants and sunset cruises, you’ll find yourself in a romantic paradise along the east coast. Prepare to be greeted by warm, seafoam green water, sandy beaches and perhaps a margarita.
A warm winter weather vacation doesn’t get much better than a day spent in Jamaica along the Caribbean Sea’s vivid blue waters. In the resort town of Negril, you can walk along Seven Mile Beach, which stretches across the coast, or dive into the Blue Hole Mineral Spring. You might just find some of the best spicy jerk chicken you’ve ever had, grilled and sold right on the streets.
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
On the Dominican Republic’s Atlantic north coast, this historic port is flourishing, offering travelers both culture and beaches. The beautiful island of Cayo Arena is surrounded by crystal clear water and sandbanks where you can snorkel, lay on the beach, eat and drink amidst incredible views. If you want to catch a break from the beach, you can golf on Playa Dorada’s scenic 18-hole course or explore the famous 16th century Spanish fortress, Fortaleza de San Felipe.