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5 Warm Winter Destinations to Escape the Cold

5 Warm Winter Destinations to Escape the Cold

Winter is a wonderful time of year for so many reasons. The sparkling snow, family gatherings, and cheerful season is a happy time for many travelers, but even the most serious winter lovers can quickly grow tired of the low temperatures and the prospect of spending more time indoors.

We have searched every corner of our world map for perfect warm winter destinations to beat the chill. Here are 5 that are guaranteed to warm your bones and make you forget all about the cold weather on your vacation!

 

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

 

If you prefer white sand over white snow, Mykonos is the perfect destination for you! This picturesque seaside town maintains a winter temperature of around 60 degrees without a snowflake in sight.

While you’re here, you can take a ferry ride around to other islands, lounge on the gorgeous white beaches, and admire the quaint and stunning Greek architecture. There are historic churches found around the island that you are welcome to tour, as well.

 

The Bahamas

A resort in the Bahamas

 

With winter temperatures in the mid to upper 70s, a close proximity to the eastern US, and direct flights from many airports, the Bahamas have earned a spot as one of the best warm winter destinations.

Here, you can forget about the icy chill back home and relish in the tropical paradise! Some fun you can have in the sun includes boat tours, snorkeling and scuba diving, exploring local gardens and national parks, and even swimming with pigs!

 

Namibia

A cheetah chillin' in the Namibian sun

 

If you’d rather skip the beach and escape the cold weather to vacation in the desert instead, the African country of Namibia deserves a pin in your map!

Tourism is a huge industry in this area, which makes sense because there is so much to do and explore! It is a prime warm winter destination to partake in an African safari to get up close and personal with a variety of wild animals. It is also popular among skydivers and other extreme sport enthusiasts.

Check out the local wildlife, learn about the unique local culture, and climb some sand dunes, all before lunchtime! The possibilities are endless in Namibia.

 

Fiji

An island resort in Fiji

 

This unique country is made up of 332 volcanic islands, with only 110 inhabited by humans. With winter temperatures in the mid 80s, Fiji is the warmest winter destination on this list.

The unique ecosystem and impressive amount of biodiversity here makes it very popular for scuba divers and nature enthusiasts of all types. If that’s not your cup of tea, you can immerse yourself in the local culture, take a sea kayak out to explore a remote island, or explore one of the historical sites.

Whatever you decide to do, just be sure to make your way to the beach every evening for a breathtaking view of the sunset!

 

San Diego, California

A bird's eye view of San Diego

 

If you want to skip the international flight and escape the cold weather with a vacation to the beach, San Diego is the warm winter destination you have been looking for!

The city boasts over 70 miles of coastline, making it a premier destination for surfers. When you’re done beachin’, you can take off on a day cruise, check out the famous San Diego Zoo, or explore any of several museums around one of California’s most well-known cities.

The welcoming mid-60s temperatures will help you forget all about the cold waiting for you back home!

 

So what’s on your winter travel bucket list? Are you embracing the cold or looking to escape it? If you fall into the latter category, hopefully this list helped you narrow down your next warm winter destination!


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