Little Known Warm Weather Destinations
The weather in NYC has been freezing! Last week it went down to 8 degrees. Finally this weekend it’s going to warm up a bit and we can go outside. Looking forward to a change in the temp has had me daydreaming about where I could go for a warm weather vacation.
Here are some great warm spots to visit this winter that are affordable and won’t be over packed with travelers.
Perdido Key’s literal translation means “Lost Key,”With an average temperature of 75 degrees and 343 days of sunshine, it’s surprising the key is a long-hidden retreat in Florida.
Go kayaking, charter a boat, watch the dolphins, walk a trail, spend time on the beach, eat some fresh seafood, then see what you can find to do in the afternoon. Don't forget the limitless seafood dining options!
Corpus Christi possesses all of the main ingredients of an ideal weekend getaway: the sun, the sea, the sights, plus exhilarating and engaging activities the whole family can enjoy. Spend the day on the beach soaking up the sun or wind surfing, the breezy city's favorite pastime. Visit the massive Texas State Aquarium with its new Dolphin Bay, a protected habitat for dolphins unable to survive in open water. Stroll through fabulous flora and fauna at the Botanical Gardens. At the Museum of Science and History, check out the recreated Pinta and Santa Maria, two of the ships Columbus used to sail to the new world. At night, head to the historic Harbor Playhouse for original community theater and a true taste of what Corpus Christi is all about.
Cartagena, a gorgeous fishing village on Colombia's Caribbean coast, has excellent beaches, a historic old town (that's entirely walkable) and beautiful colonial architecture. It's also one of the safest places in the country, so it's no wonder it's a popular port of call for cruise ships. Need a break from exploring the cobblestone streets? Stop at an outdoor cafe for excellent pastries and people-watching.
This Caribbean destination exudes a distinctly French air, enticingly spiced up by West Indian warmth. Local culture and cuisine combine both influences. The stylish isle is made unique by the lush Mount Pelee. Black sand beaches and rainforests are found in the north, with yet more beautiful sands to the south. Sights include La Pagerie, birthplace of Napoleon's Empress Josephine, and Diamond Rock, a 600-foot pinnacle, once registered as a British warship.