It’s time to just escape the cold weather and find a destination where you can avoid the crowds, relax, and spend some time warming the soul. If that peaks your interest, then here are a handful of winter hibernation hideaways you should consider.
When the weather outside turns cold, wet, and windy, it doesn’t matter how much hot chocolate, soup, or any other type of comfort food you consume. Winter just has a way of chilling you to the bone and wearing you out. Maybe it’s time to just escape the cold weather and find a destination where you can avoid the crowds, relax, and spend some time warming the soul. If that peaks your interest, then here are a handful of winter hibernation hideaways you should consider.
Goa, India– long recognized as one of Asia’s most affordable holiday and vacation destinations, the tropical city is the ideal alternative to spending the cold winters in America and Europe. Average hotel stays are reasonably priced (many less than $50/night) thanks to the Tourism Bureau’s winter vacation promotions.
Los Cabos, Mexico – located on Baja California’s southernmost tip is Los Cabos, a city primarily known for its high-priced resorts and world-class sportfishing. Although hotel prices tend to be pricey here, you can still find some excellent bargains on several of the less frequented resorts farther away from the center of town.
Charleston, South Carolina – characterized by its antebellum homes, historical sites, and romantic B&B’s, Charleston was also recognized by the New York Times as being one of the South’s “best dining out towns.” Mid-week rates at many 4 and 5-star hotels are surprisingly reasonable during the peak season as it is, so it’s a real bargain during the winter.
Hamilton, Bermuda – During summer and fall, Bermuda is literally overrun with tourists but you can enjoy a quieter, more relaxing vacation here during wintertime. With tourist traffic being considerably slower during this time of year, many of the hotels pull out all the stops with their off-season offerings.
Napa, California – for the avid oenophile (wine aficionado or connoisseur) that is looking for a great place to escape the winter chill, the vine country of northern California can’t be beat. Aside from the high-dollar hotels, there are a number of smaller lodges strewn among the hundreds of acres or oak-strewn countryside.
St. Lucia Island – this island is the epitome of pure Caribbean peace and relaxation at its finest. This ultra-romantic island has no shortage of places to refresh and rejuvenate at prices that are amazingly affordable. Whether you choose to party at the club scene or you just want some alone time with your significant other, St. Lucia has just about anything you can imagine.
Nha Trang, Vietnam – If you are looking for a more exotic vacation spot, the sunny beaches of Nha Trang await tourists. Warm and sunny, the stay and food are quite affordable. The white sand beaches and aquamarine sea is known for amazing surf, perfect for adventure sports, and snorkeling. For history buffs and cultural aficionados, temples dating back to the 9th century hold allure.