5 Warm Weather Places to Visit This Winter

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Oahu Hawaii beach hotelSnow, sleet, frozen rain, and black ice, wet, drizzle, frostbitten fingertips, and the never-ending bundle-up -- has the cold winter weather got you down? Well, come then, dream with me. Let's escape (if only in our minds) to several warm-weather vacation hot spots. Sun, sand, and flip flops, where are the best summery-type locales to head to when it's cold and dreary at home?

Maybe you really are planning a warm-weather getaway this winter -- and if so, lucky you. But if not, close your eyes and go with me. I swear it gets a few degrees warmer after the jump.

5 Warm-Weather Places to Visit This Winter (even if it's only in your mind)

Oahu, Hawaii

Oh, Oahu, what a lovely, warm place to get away from the winter blues. Swimming, surfing, and snorkeling, visit Waikiki and Honolulu or island hop over to Kauai, Maui, or big island of Hawaii.

Cancun, Mexico

Visit ancient ruins, go sailing, and enjoy beautiful sandy beaches in the tropical sunshine. And let's not forget the fresh seafood and authentic Mexican cuisine.

Orlando, Florida

Take the family to some of the nation's most thrilling theme parks while enjoying Orlando's wonderfully balmy temperatures. Beaches are close by for sandcastle-building, too!


The Bahamas are located just 50 miles off the Florida coast. There you can indulge in the calm, crystal blue waters and pristine beaches of the Caribbean. The kids will enjoy seeing the exotic birds and an abundance of marine life.

Palm Springs, California

Modern architecture and swimming pools galore can be found in Palm Springs. There are many kid-friendly resorts with kid activities from which to choose. In other words, keep the kids busy while you and your partner lay around getting kissed by the sun.

Where are you going (or do you wish you were going?) for sunshine this winter?


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Peajewel Peajewel

I actually won tickets to St Lucia on Cafemom at Mother's Day and we are hoping to go very soon.  We are currently looking into prices for the land package.  We are just not sure if we will be able to go with the both of us being laid off. 

KonaN... KonaNannie

Skip Oahu and head straight to the Big Island! Then island hop to Oahu for the day if you want! Plenty of sunshine in the 80's here!

tazdvl tazdvl

I would love to go to Cancun.

frysh... fryshannon34

Orlando all the way here!!

clean... cleanaturalady

I am not going anywhere, unfortunately.  I have been to Cancun and Orlando, though.  Nice places to visit. 

MomIWant MomIWant

Living in Northern Ohio, by February we tend to forget what sunshine is.  I'm not sure I will be able to actually go anywhere, but I am going to use your pic as my screen saver and my dd bought me some sunshine in a bottle I keep on my desk at work to remind me that just because it is 5 deg and 10 inches of snow on the ground here, somewhere there is warmth and sunshine and a girl can dream! LOL

Ashly... Ashlynnsmommy07

my mom is in Uruguay right now - I'm so jealous!!

sodapple sodapple

i wish to go further south, it is summer in South America so any country will do =-) 

Pnukey Pnukey

Eh. Spent 30 years in SoCal, and now in OK I am enjoying an actual real winter.

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