A beautiful aerial view of Miami. Image credit: Lance Asper/Unsplash
Looking to freeze before the winter break? Why not try one of these warm-weather vacation spots in the United States?
Are you sick of the cold yet? Getting away from it all is the best way to get through the rest of winter. Why not plan a winter getaway to one of these sunny destinations open all year?
As with most current travel, checking travel requirements for each destination is best before making any reservations. When you’re ready to begin planning, download the NYBC Luxury app for quick access to local, professional chauffeurs. The app allows you to cancel or change any ride quickly and easily.
Miami, Florida – A Beach Paradise
Miami’s white-sand beaches and warm temperatures beckon those seeking to escape the cold.
While the coastal metropolis sees a slew of winter visitors in December for the annual Art Basel fair, there’s plenty else to do in the winter.
Miami has a thriving dining scene, from international heavyweights to local Cuban-influenced fare. Quinto La Huella and LEKU are notable stops.
There are also some visually stunning Art Deco structures worth driving by. Download the NYBC Luxury app and schedule a chauffeured ride through the Art Deco Historic District between Fifth and 23rd Streets.
Not to mention that during the winter, daytime temperatures can range between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit (18 and 24 degrees Celsius).
Death Valley, California – One For The Hikers
In the summer, Death Valley is one of the hottest places on the planet, with temperatures similar to those in the Sahara. This desert valley comes alive in the winter.
In the winter, Death Valley has daytime highs of 73 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius) and clear sunny days ideal for hiking.
The Complete Circuit begins at Golden Canyon and is ideal for the daring. Walk up to Red Cathedral’s burnt-red walls, past the clay and mudstone badlands, and Zabriskie Point. From this vantage point, you can see the entire Death Valley before descending through the narrow and steep-sided Gower Gulch.
If the conditions are favorable, you can witness the start of wildflower season in the national park as early as mid-February. Blooms of gold, purple, pink, and white can appear from the desert ground, transforming the arid landscape into a sight to behold.
You could also stay in Las Vegas, a two-hour drive away. Book NYBC Limo chauffeur service by the hour from your Las Vegas hotel to Zabriskie Point for an unforgettable sunrise experience.
Los Angeles, California – A cultural, sunny winter getaway
Los Angeles is a fun place to be in the sun all year. In winter, average daily highs hover around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius), ideal for enjoying the 70 miles of glittering coastline.
When you’ve had your fill of art, it’s time to experience Los Angeles’ multicultural dining scene.
There’s something for every palate in Los Angeles, from contemporary Mexican at Mrame to seafood-focused fine dining at Angler. Koreatown is a thriving neighborhood with hundreds of Korean restaurants, including Park’s BBQ and Ham Ji Park. Try Izakaya Hachi and Koshiji in South Bay for Japanese specialties.
Every neighborhood in Los Angeles has something unique to offer. With such a large city, downloading the NYBC Luxury app and booking a chauffeured ride is worth downloading to get you around comfortably and efficiently.
U.S. Virgin Islands – Island hopping this winter
Looking for something a little out of the ordinary? Why not plan a winter getaway to the United States Virgin Islands?
The United States territory is located in the Caribbean islands and consists of three main islands: St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. While all have white-sand beaches and year-round sunshine, the latter is ideal for snorkeling and diving excursions.
Hawaii – Enjoy some incredible scenery.
Hawaii in winter is an excellent choice for an island getaway a little further from home.
Hawaii’s rugged volcanic peaks, turquoise waters, and lush vegetation provide the ideal backdrop for your winter getaway.
Try Maui for the stunning Kaanapali and Wailea beaches or Kauai for the island’s walking-only sections. Lanai is ideal for a more rustic island experience, while Honolulu offers excellent sightseeing opportunities.
Swimming is a year-round activity in Hawaii, and the pristine beaches host incredible moves, from surfing Waikiki to snorkeling with manta rays.
Consider taking a sustainable tour of a taro or coffee farm away from the coast to connect with the local communities. Hawaiian culture is a strong thread that winds its way through the islands.
Book an NYBC Limo chauffeur service to take you to and from the airport to make the most of your time away from home. With complimentary 60-minute wait time for airport transfers, flight tracking by our chauffeurs, and real-time status updates on rides, you can travel knowing that NYBC Luxury is ready for you wherever you’re going.