5 warm weather vacation to take this winter
How many of you, want to go on vacation around Christmas and winter time, but always have the thought of oh it’s too cold! Or not the season, wel think no more I have found the best 5 spots for you to spend the winter in warm tropical weather. Which I myself will be attending to 5 places on this list below
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Just a 2.5-hour flight from Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas rocks an easy commute and exotic appeal during America’s winter months. While the 20-mile stretch between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo is dripping in luxurious hotels that have entertained the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, and George Clooney, our favorite sleep is the ultra-romantic Esperanza Resort. Set between bluffs on the Baja peninsula, the secluded casitas, suites, and villas are done up in airy, traditional Baja-style decor with handcrafted Mexican furniture and beds draped with soft linen canopies. If you’re in need of a break from lounging on the beach, Wild Canyon ATVing is certain to get your blood pumping. With a personal guide and your own ATV, you’ll follow routes that whip you between barren desert vistas and beaches stretched along the Sea of Cortez. In town, grab dinner at Los Tres Gallos, an authentic Mexican spot off the beaten path of Cabo’s strip that serves killer pozole, mole enchiladas, and tamarind margaritas in an outdoor courtyard.
Key West, Florida
Florida as a destination is one of the best winter vacations in America for a reason; with both Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastlines, the state is all about the beaches. Skip over Fort Lauderdale and South Beach, however, and hole up at the Ocean Key Resort & Spa, where tasteful island-themed decor and a convenient locale—near Old Town, Mallory Square, and Key West Harbor—set you up for an exceedingly relaxed stay. Right out the hotel’s front door, you’ll want to hit Duval Street, a 1.25-mile stretch through downtown Key West that serves as the epicenter for all things eating, shopping, and drinking. When hunger hits, head for Louie’s Backyard, a cafe-style Caribbean-American restaurant that resides in a Victorian home right on the ocean. No surprise, all of their top-billed plates are seafood, including cracked conch with mango chutney and sautéed gulf shrimp
Once you arrive in Cuba, you’ll be in need of a welcome drink. Do so like Hemingway, and head for his favorite bar, Floridita, on the corner of Obispo and Monserrate, and order a daiquiri. For dinner, there’s La Cocina de Lilliam, a lush family-run patio restaurant that has served Cuban favorites—like arroz con pollo, fried green plantains, and tres leches cake—to guests as distinguished as President Jimmy Carter. Not far from Plaza de Armas, Havana’s oldest square, check into the Hotel Florida, an impressive Colonial boutique with 25 rooms surrounding an airy ground-floor courtyard with a retractable glass roof.
If your idea of an amazing warm weather holiday includes fantastic eats and white sand beaches, set your sights on the French Caribbean isle of Martinique. The enchanting island combines the food, customs, and flair of the French with the Caribbean’s abundance of beautiful landscapes. Explore Martinique’s bustling, postcard-perfect capital, Fort-de-France, stopping to snap photos of its palm-fringed pathways, seafront restaurants, and multicolored homes with balconies overflowing with flowers. After browsing the stalls of fruit and homemade rum at Chez Carole, the cavernous covered market, bring your appetite to the market’s eponymous eatery, where you can dig into the country’s signature codfish fritters, coconut chicken, and succulent stewed octopus. Your digs are the ultra-luxe villas at Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa, Martinique’s most exclusive resort with a serene oceanfront setting and a extensive roster of water activities (think snorkeling, scuba diving, private boat rides, windsurfing, and paddle boarding)
Palm Springs, California
For years, Palm Springs has been a trendy weekend getaway for harried Los Angelenos in need of sun-soaked R&R. But the stylish desert oasis offers pleasures beyond its sublime weather—specifically, its stunning scenery, kitsch-is-cool architecture, flourishing culinary scene, and boutique hotels. A time capsule of midcentury design, the William F. Cody-designed L’Horizon hotel was once a playground for golden-era Hollywood elite like Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable. Mix a cocktail in your spacious guest room—a clean-lined space with bespoke and upscale vintage furnishings—then catch some rays around the hotel’s glimmering infinity edge pool. The nearby Aerial Tramway, an 11-minute cable car ride that takes guests a half thousand feet up the sheer face up Mount San Jacinto, is a great way to get a lay of the land, and if that leaves your stomach queasy, we’d recommend strong drinks and nouvelle Mediterranean fare at the Purple Palm.