It’s the middle of winter and right about now, you’re probably hoping for a little more sun.
Considering it’s been an exceptionally cold one so far, you’re probably dreaming of a brief escape to help get you through until the spring arrives.
Although you’ve probably thought once or twice about booking a trip to a warmer climate, the hefty prices and effort of planning might be holding you back.
That’s why we’ve rounded up some the best and most affordable long weekend getaways you can plan this winter. If you’re in the Atlanta area, these trips will give you the extra sunshine you need – and deserve – without breaking the bank.
While Miami may be famous for attracting the spring break college crowd crowd, you can beat the drunken revelries by heading south during the winter months. Enjoy the waves, soak up the sun in the warm temperatures and partake in the local nightlife. Whether you just want to relax on the sand, catch some rays or party it up, you’re sure to find the break from the monotony you need so desperately.
Book with Hotwire at the end of January or early February, with prices starting at $317 per person, including flights and a 4 star hotel for three nights.
2. Bahamas cruise
What could be more relaxing than a cruise to the Bahamas? Imagine yourself sipping an exotic drink on the deck with the pool in front of you. You’ll stop off at some white sandy beach later in the, enjoy a nice meal and probably meet a few interesting people as well. Sound too pricey? Don’t worry, it’s far more affordable than you’d imagine.
Book with Cheap Caribbean for cruises as low as $274 per ticket for four nights in January.
3. Los Angeles
Imagine walking down the star studded sidewalk of Hollywood Boulevard, with the iconic sign in the background. You can enjoy all the city’s wild attractions and even swing over to the beach to catch some sun and sand. If you’re not already California Dreamin’, check the prices and you’ll realize it’s totally within your budget. Why not make your Hollywood dream come true?
Book with Hotels.com at the end of January or early February with prices starting at $337 per person, including flights and a 4 star hotel for three nights.
Can you picture yourself relaxing by the ocean holding a piña colada? Then maybe you should be heading south of the border for some quality relaxation close to the surf. You’ll forget the winter woes as you enjoy the sunny Gulf of Mexico resort area. Maybe you can try snorkeling or even scuba diving for the first time?
Book with Hotels.com at the end of January or early February with prices starting at $355 per person, including flights and a 4 star hotel for three nights.
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