Escape the frosty feeling of Old Man Winter, and find yourself a warmer destination during the holidays this year. The beach is calling, and you would not want to feel like you let a relaxing vacation pass you by.
Take the time to consider following the birds and heading south (or west) for your winter celebrations. Here is a short overview of a few of the best warm-winter getaway destinations in the United States.
Punta Gorda, Florida
The relaxing atmosphere and affordable prices of Punta Gorda make it a welcoming destination for those traveling with a party of adventurers. There is plenty of fun in the sun to be had on the shores of Punta Gorda.
From jet skis to snorkeling and an array of aquatic activities, you will not find yourself bored. The average weekly cost of a rental stay in Punta Gorda is a manageable $523 per week for a 2-bedroom place.
San Diego, California
San Diego is a notoriously family friendly destination that almost never sees temperatures below 60 degrees, so escaping the cold is a certain outcome of visiting this destination. The kids will be sure to enjoy San Diego’s world renowned zoo and miles of breathtaking beach access.
Escape the troubles of the California wildfires, and create a space of safety in San Diego. Take the crew on a sightseeing cruise around the San Diego Bay, and treat the family to a night of fine dining. The Hotel Del Coronado is a great resort that even caters to kids.
Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Alabama
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are beach bathing neighbors. The area is a wide world of awesomeness for families, with go-karts, mini-golf, bumper cars, and even a chance to go on a simulated skydive at the Track Family Recreation Center in Gulf Shores.
On the Orange Beach side, you can experience an array of live entertainment, dancing, and excellent cuisine. The average weekly cost of staying in a condo in Gulf Shores is $785 for a two-bedroom rental.
Seabrook Island, South Carolina
The coastal community of Seabrook Island, South Carolina offers world-class golf courses, horseback riding, and refreshing, nature-wrapped tennis clubs. For those who enjoy the finer things in life, Seabrook is the place to go.
The Golden Isles Of Georgia
The Golden Isles of Georgia include Sea Island, Jekyll Island, and the beautiful St. Simons Island (Little St. Simons Island, too). The Atlantic Ocean sets the scenes of these islands, and the senses could easily be overloaded with the gorgeous landscapes and sweet, salty air.
The weekly rental averages of the area are not the most inexpensive, but well worth the cost. Spend the $1,200 giving your family the best Christmas vacation of the decade, and visit the Golden Isles of Georgia.