Best U.S. Beaches for a Winter Vacation

Snowstorms are raging over the Rockies. Snow blowers are roaring across the Great Plains. Temperatures have taken a nose dive in the Midwest.  New Englanders are swapping out their radials for snow tires and chains. Winter has officially arrived, and people trapped in chilly northern states are already dreaming of soft, warm breezes and sun-kissed beaches. There’s nothing like a healthy dose of southern sunshine to chase away the winter chills.

From the Atlantic to the Pacific, America’s southern boundary is lined with beautiful beaches that offer frozen northerners a warm and welcome respite from winter’s blustery cold. A warm, sunny winter beach vacation is the perfect way to warm up and chase away the winter blues.

The U.S. offers many great winter vacation options; but if you want to go somewhere warm and sunny, these are our favorite U.S. winter beach vacation destinations:

  1. Stretching along Southern California’s scenic coast from Santa Monica and Malibu to San Diego, Southern California beaches offer endless variety and stunning vistas. Choose from San Diego’s broad public beaches close to the city’s many attractions or experience luxurious Newport Beach or relax in tropical Laguna Beach in the heart of the California Riviera.
  2. From eastern Alabama to southern Florida, the Gulf Coast offers miles of gorgeous beaches. If you’re not a fan of big crowds, schedule an Alabama beach vacation to Orange Beach or Gulf Shores. If you enjoy being in the center of the action, choose Destin on the Florida Panhandle. For tropical luxury, head for Sarasota or Longboat Key.
  3. If you like to mix beach time with gourmet dining, fabulous shopping and exciting nightlife, Miami beaches are the ultimate winter vacation destination.

Escape winter’s cold; book winter beach vacation rentals on today!