13 Budget-Friendly Destinations for Winter Sun
Some Americans have been blessed with a mild winter so far, but temperatures are steadily dropping and snow has blanketed many parts of the country. Satisfy a vitamin D craving on the cheap by hopping a plane to a domestic destination or perhaps a Caribbean island. Look to these 13 destinations for a thrifty winter escape. For an all-inclusive package that covers flight, accommodation, meals, and drinks, book through a vacation deal site such as Cheap Caribbean or BookIt. Their seasonal discounts and last-minute sales can reduce already affordable packages to well under $200 a night. Best of all, there's no need to spend another cent while on vacation. The prices mentioned here were found in early December and may change as the season progresses. (A word of caution: When traveling south this winter, be sure to take precautions against the Zika virus.)
With mild temperatures in the 70s during the winter, San Diego is a great destination to consider for a laid-back vacation, especially for families. There is plenty to do besides strolling along the beautiful beaches, such as visiting the art museums, Balboa Park, and the USS Midway. Google Flights shows a round-trip fare of $282 from New York in January and February, while flights from Houston cost just $97.