Planning Your Winter Vacation

Planning Your Winter Vacation

With winter approaching fast, it’s no surprise sunnier states are seeing an increase in hotel bookings as well as flights for the winter. This winter, predicted to be one of the coldest, is already on everyone’s mind and people are beginning to plan their winter getaways to warmer climates, such as Florida, California, and Mexico. Rather than face a rough winter with snow, ice, and freezing temperatures, why not plan a winter vacation to take a break from work and the harsh winter weather? Whether you choose to relax in Southern California with pristine beaches and hotels featuring beautiful Southern California swimming pools, or Mexico, featuring clear water and exciting nightlife, you can’t go wrong. If you’re dreading the impending drop in temperature and the harsh weather conditions that come with it, it may be time to look into a warmer climate vacation.

Where should I go?
When it comes to choosing a destination for your vacation, there is a wide selection to choose from. You may choose to enjoy Southern California with pristine white beaches, with San Diego a hop and a skip away or perhaps you’re looking to leave the country to visit a tropical paradise like Mexico or Costa Rica. No matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong with warm weather, active nightlife, and beautiful beaches. Most of these destinations offer fun for all ages, so bring the whole family!

What are the benefits of a winter vacation?
Besides the fact that you get to take a break from the cold climate (and work) for a week or two, there are various benefits to taking a winter vacation. It’s been proven that vacations are important to your mental health and it’s important to take breaks from the winter months, which are when most people become depressed. Studies have shown that depression has a direct correlation to the weather, when people are stuck inside with dreary weather is when depression typically sets in. A mild case of the winter blues can be cured with a great vacation in a totally different climate.

When should I go?
Typically, the best months to get great deals on hotel rooms, flights, and activities are between the months of October to March, the winter months (December, January, February) being the most ideal. It’s also important to keep in mind that the earlier you book your vacation, the better! Besides from being cheaper, this also gives you time to plan and look forward to your winter vacation.

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold winter climate or chase away the winter blues, a winter vacation to a warm climate destination can be the highlight of your winter. Most destinations offer fun for the whole family and can often be cheaper than a summer vacation. Whether you’re looking to relax next to a Southern California swimming pool or enjoy a night out in Costa Rica, a winter vacation could be exactly what the doctor ordered.

Jake Alexander is a part of an elite team of writers who have contributed to hundreds of blogs and news sites. Follow him @JakeAlexander17.

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