05 Oct The 4 Best Places in the US to Hibernate for Winter
If shoveling snow or bundling up in frigid weather isn’t something you relish, why not head to a warmer locale this winter? There are some fantastic places throughout the U.S. that enjoy plenty of sun and idyllic temps, including these.
Miami not only hosts some of the world’s most famously beautiful beaches and the largest collection of 1930s Art Deco buildings in the world, but here you can look forward to soaking up the sunshine under average high temperatures in the mid-80s, while your friends up north are shivering in the cold. Look forward to swimming and taking part in all sorts of other sports in the clear blue waters and even taking day trips to the Florida Keys, with Key Largo just a little over an hour south. With so much to enjoy in this city, indoors and out, you might even want to consider searching through the Miami homes for sale so that you can easily spend all of your winters here.
San Diego, California
This Southern California city is renowned for its year-round mild temperatures and multitude of tourist attractions, from world-class museums to the San Diego Zoo. Look forward to beach strolls while keeping an eye out for the whales that pass by during migration in the winter months, as well as outstanding surfing, countless championship golf courses, and a thriving food scene that can be enjoyed everywhere from food trucks, cafes and brew pubs to fine dining restaurants.
South Padre Island, Texas
Situated on the tropical tip of the Lone Star State, bordered by Laguna Madre Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll find plenty of fun in the sun on South Padre Island. Look forward to picturesque stretches of sand framed by the warm waters of the Gulf, and winter temps that typically range in the lower- to mid-70s. The beaches here are ideal for collecting treasures like seashells and offer some of the best deep-sea fishing around. Dolphin cruises, picnics in Isle Blanca Park and a wide range of shopping and dining options are just a few of the other reasons to hibernate here in the winter.
Orange Beach, Alabama
Winter in Orange Beach, Alabama feels like spring. While it may not be warm enough to swim, temperatures are pleasant with average highs around the low- to mid-60s. You’ll be able to take part in all sorts of recreational activities from boating, fishing and parasailing to walking nature trails and the pristine white sand beaches – consisting primarily of quartz, they literally glisten in the ever-present sunshine. With the water here an especially brilliant blue, the striking contrast is mesmerizing. This town is also known for its long list of tourist attractions like Alligator Alley where you can see over 450 alligators in their natural environment, along with turtles, owls and other creatures.