Global Travel Reviews: 5 Winter Getaways

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Winter can be an incredible time of year, but while some people love the cold and snow forming in soft chilly blankets all around, others would rather escape to warmer climates. This piece serves as our guide for those who prefer the comfort of basking under the warm sun on a beach, with sand between their toes. Here are our 5 getaway recommendations to warm up your winter.

San Diego, California

One of the easiest (and least expensive) ways to escape winter is a trip to San Diego. Although the water may be a little chilly, San Diego has a diverse variety of surf breaks along the coast making it a fantastic surfing destination for beginners as well as experienced surfers. You’ll also find that the beaches are incredibly clean and that the sun is almost always shining! Additionally San Diego is a very fun city, with great nightlife, bars, and restaurants as well as plenty of activities and entertainment.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is as resilient as it is beautiful and has made incredible progress in rebuilding its infrastructure and tourism. With world class beaches, it’s a terrific time to experience their incredible hospitality! It is one of our must-visit destinations. Book your stay outside of Old San Juan and venture into town to enjoy the incredible food and culture as well as supporting the local community.

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Significantly less crowded than it’s neighbor Cancun during the early spring and winter months, Playa Del Carmen is a beautiful destination to escape to during winter. Enjoy the pristine beaches that line its coast and all scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing they have to offer. Or walk around town and enjoy incredible food and shopping!

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is truly a magnificent place. In the past years it has become known for an impressive list of attributes, but more than anything, people come for the perfect beaches, crystal clear waters, professionally designed golf courses, and fine cigars. It can be hard to believe that such a place is so easy to get to from the United States.

Key West, Florida

Florida is one of the most popular destinations for many people during the winter, so you need to know where to go to avoid the crowds. Miami tends to be at its busiest around December and January, but the Keys are surprisingly less crowded.

Now our sun-loving friends, you are prepared to escape the ice and snow and move on to warm waters and golden beaches!