It’s that time of year again, when temps start to plummet and we start longing for the summer months. Should you have the opportunity to use some of those vacation days, here’s a list of top winter sun escapes for 2017 that aren’t without reach from the USA!
If you live on the East Coast of America, this is a no-brainer – Florida has the best weather this time of year. In the last few years, this city has boomed in hospitality and its art scene. It’s gotten a ton of big openings, including the palatial 1 Hotel South Beach and the glitzy Faena Hotel Miami Beach (which boasts a Damien Hirst sculpture and Top Chef winner Paul Qui’s new restaurant). This month, Swire will open the East Hotel downtown as well. Go in January to see the hotels, and stay for the unbeatable beaches.
THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on the Atlantic Coast, not only boats tropical winter weather but is also pretty trendy to visit right now. Swim in its green ceynotes, discover temples, or hit the beach in Tulum. Or Karisma’s Overwater Bungalows, located on Riviera Maya, are a magical option where azure blue waters meet the gorgeous shoreline of Maroma Beach (voted by Travel Channel as one of the top 10 beaches in the world.)