5 U.S. Warm-Weather Destinations to Escape Winter

It's too cold to stay home

Updated 03/03/19

Diana Robinson Photography

The groundhog may have not seen its shadow, but it's still feeling a lot like winter around here. If you're looking for the perfect warm-weather destination to escape to without leaving the country, (yes, please!) you're in luck. There are tons of balmy, breezy locales awaiting you with open arms, right here in the U.S.

So grab your swimsuit and sunscreen—here are some of our favorite warm-weather vacation destinations in the U.S. to escape to this spring.

Naples, Florida

Do stunning sunsets, golf, a world-class spa, two pools, seven fine dining options, and a private boardwalk make you swoon? Then head to The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Indulge in a luxury poolside cabana experience complete with a butler, plush lounge chairs, lunch service, your very own mini-fridge and a 32-inch LCD TV as you kick back and relax in tropical temperatures. As one of the most popular South Florida destinations and wealthiest cities in the U.S., this upscale destination is perfect for a romantic weekend away.

San Diego

California dreaming? Make it a reality by visiting Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. With more than 130 years experience in Southern California hospitality, this coastal destination boasts an iconic beach and the perfect blend of history and modern living within its 757 guest rooms. Concierge services, holistic spa experiences, and oceanfront dining will make the colder temps back home a distant memory. While in San Diego, be sure to take a romantic drive along the Pacific Coast Highway and visit the famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and the 16-block Gaslamp Quarter for nightlife, shopping, theater, art, and more.

San Francisco

Located adjacent to the financial district and close to some of the most popular attractions San Francisco has to offer, the newly renovated JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square is the perfect destination for your visit to good ol' San Fran. Featuring breathtaking architecture and elegant decor, the luxurious amenities offer the perfect upscale respite from the hustle and bustle of tourist life. Take yourselves out to a ball game and cheer on the Giants at nearby AT&T Park, and be sure to visit the famous Fisherman's Wharf which is home to museums, Pier 39, and the Ghirardelli Square.

Charleston, South Carolina

Experience southern charm at its finest while staying at the historic, luxe 21-room Wentworth Mansion. Nestled in a prime location, this family-owned historic hotel is only a short walk from King Street, one of the most famous streets in America. Shop, dine, take in the sights and sounds and retire back to the mansion at night, where turndown service, nightcaps and an onsite spa await you. While in Charleston, be sure to visit the Magnolia Plantation, kayak on Shem Creek, and check out the South Carolina aquarium, too.

New Orleans

Mardi Gras may be over, but there's perhaps no better time than to visit New Orleans than in the spring. Before the temps get too hot to handle, enjoy lazy walks along the Mississippi, some of the best culinary experiences in the country, and the sights and sounds of Bourbon Street. While there, call the historic and beautiful Hotel Monteleone home for your stay. In the heart of the French Quarter, the hotel has been providing luxe accommodations since 1886 and its famous Carousel Bar is the best place to grab a happy hour cocktail (or two!)

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