10 Affordable Winter Getaways

Winter is approaching pretty quickly, and the holiday season is almost upon us. There is only so much cold weather that a person can take before they look for a warm place to go, so are you fantasizing about an affordable, sunny getaway this winter? If so, here are 10 affordable winter getaways that you can consider.

1. Las Vegas, Nevada – Las Vegas is one of the most affordable winter getaways. First of all, Las Vegas provides plenty of hot sunshine. As far as attractions around Las Vegas there are the casinos, Hoover Dam, Caesar’s Palace and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area just to name a few. The question should not be “what can you do in Las Vegas?”, but, “What can’t you do in Las Vegas?”

2. Puerto Rico – Because of its location in the tropics, Puerto Rico offers you nothing but wonderful sunny weather. You can also take in the sun and sea at Flamenco Beach or Sun Bay or you can visit El Yunque, the only tropical forest in the US National Forest System and experience endless shopping options in San Juan as well.

3. Orlando, Florida – This place draws crowds irrespective of the time of year. If you visit Orlando you can also visit Disney Land, which is a very popular attraction in the area. You are never too old to visit Disney Land! You can also take a hot air balloon ride in December or you can enjoy the whit sandy beaches and go back home with a tan that everyone will envy.

4. Jamaica – Winter in Jamaica can be a whole new experience for seniors. As this winter getaway is so large, you need to choose exactly where you will go. Popular affordable winter getaways in Jamaica include Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril. Whether it is walking the beaches of Seven Mile Beach in Negril or climbing Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios, you are guaranteed to have a good time in Jamaica.

5. Miami Beach, Florida – Although winter time is the peak time in Miami Beach, planning ahead will enable you to get some really good discounts on air fare and deals on hotel accommodations. Miami Beach offers you a plethora of attractions including Ocean Drive, Bass Museum of Art, Jungle Island and South Beach.

6. Los Cabos, Mexico – Winter time is the best time to visit Mexico. Los Cabos is located at the tip of Baja California. Spending your winter here will enable you to visit many beautiful sunny beaches and have perfect weather in winter and plenty of outdoor activities as well. Los Cabos is a great place with many brilliant attractions as well.

7. Phoenix, Arizona – If you are going to Phoenix in the winter you can hike Camelback Mountain, the iconic landmark that sits in the middle of the Valley. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, this is the perfect winter destination. Other attractions include the Desert Botanical Garden, Arizona Science Center, Japanese Friendship Garden and the Farmer’s Market.

8. Bahamas – Although you may think the Bahamas is not within your budget, you will be happy to know that you will be able to find a hotel with an average nightly rate of $112. Going to the Bahamas in the winter enables you to enjoy interaction with a dolphin, visit the marine habitat at Atlantis, snorkel and scuba dive in Thunderball Grotto and take in the sun at Cabbage Beach.

9. Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Although less popular than Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale is also one of the best winter getaways in Florida. Here, you can walk down Las Olas Boulevard taking in the array of goods, restaurants and boutiques that line the street, enjoy the quiet solitude of Fort Lauderdale Beach and visit Stranahan House, one of the oldest residences in Fort Lauderdale.

10. Dominican Republic – This is a winter destination where you can enjoy beautiful, tropical weather all year round. There is an endless array of affordable things you can do in the Dominican Republic. You can go on affordable sightseeing tours, go fishing, mountain biking and even participate in some action sports.

These are the 10 best affordable winter getaways you can consider for yourself this winter. Make your plans now or you will miss out on some great deals and discounts. Enjoy the holidays and don’t forget your sun lotion.

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