Summer may seem like an eternity away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a nice vacation. Beat those winter blues with some of these exciting vacation ideas.
Go On A Cruise
A cruise can be a great way to beat the cold, as these ships often sail to warm, sunny locales. When you are not relaxing on the beach or touring some sun-soaked port, you can have plenty of fun on the ship itself. Most cruise lines feature fine dining (often included in the upfront cost of the cruise) where you can eat to your heart’s content, as well as entertainment such as live music, theater, comedy acts, first-run movies, and bowling alleys. Today’s best cruise ships have moved way beyond shuffleboard!
Stay At An All-Inclusive Resort
All-inclusive resorts make great getaways: food and drinks are provided at no extra cost, and the service is impeccable. This allows you to spend more time doing what is really important: sitting on the beach doing absolutely nothing. Due to current exchange rates, resorts in countries like Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica offer luxury and pampering at a fraction of what you would pay in the United States. Depending on where you live in the U.S., these luxurious resorts may only be a short plane ride away!
Enjoy A Nice Weekend Gateway
With kids in school and work in full swing, you may not be able to take a week or two of vacation in the winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some time away. Make a quick getaway to rest and recuperate, even if it is only for a weekend. Great getaway options might include a trip to a (heated) rustic lodge, where you can relax and bask in the coziness. For a unique, quirky option, murder mystery weekend getaways allow you to become embroiled in a fantastic caper—all in good fun, of course! Another option is to rent a room in a nice hotel in a city close by, or perhaps even your own city. This allows you to enjoy luxury and a change of scenery with minimal travel time.
Go To A Ski Resort
If you can’t escape the snow and ice, why not try to enjoy it? Even if you do not ski or snowboard, most ski resorts will likely have something you can enjoy. You can stroll through the resort town, stopping at funky restaurants and shops, go snowboarding or snowshoeing, go tubing down the mountain, or just relax in a hot tub. At the very least, you can enjoy the incredible beauty of your mountainous, snow-covered surroundings. If you do plan on going to a ski resort, especially one of the more popular ones, it is recommended that you book your trip in advance—these places tend to fill up fast during the winter months. It is easy to see why: a trip to a ski resort might have you questioning why you ever wanted to escape winter in the first place!