Where to Vacation This Winter

Thanksgiving weekend was marked by heavy snowfall and bad weather in many parts of the U.S. Predictions indicate that temperatures are likely to be below average in many parts of the northeast over the next few months. Once the holidays have passed and family gatherings are over, you may want to head south toward warmth and sunshine. Luckily, it doesn’t have to cost much and you don’t have to leave the country.

Texas

Hitch up your recreational vehicle and head to the Lone Star State. You are sure to find the perfect fit among the hundreds of RV parks, campgrounds and resorts throughout the state. Stay just a few miles inland from the Gulf Coast shore, such as kemah rv parks, and you can save money while enjoying peace, quiet, sunshine and fishing.

Arizona

If beaches aren’t your thing and you prefer desert scenery or city excitement, book a flight to one of the many sunny spots in Arizona. Scottsdale has gorgeous hotels, many under $100 per night. For entertainment, enjoy scenic hikes during the day, museums or theater in the evening and your pick of nightclubs until the sun goes down. Tucson has similarly enticing weather but is known for its history, architecture and culture.

California

Perhaps a classic road trip is your style—time to explore the legendary Pacific Coast Highway. Start in Los Angeles where you can enjoy the sun and sea at one of several beaches or indulge in people-watching along ritzy Rodeo Drive. Back on the PCH, head south and savor endless views of gorgeous coastline. Don’t forget to leave time in your schedule to stop and watch surfers mastering the waves of the many iconic beaches along the way. End your trip in sunshiny San Diego or take a quick day trip over the border, in case you decide you do want to leave the country after all.

Author: Erik Gray