The 6 Best Warm-Weather Long Weekend Getaways
Easily accessible and so not freezing
What are long-weekends for if not getting the hell out of Dodge in search of sunshine and higher temps? To help you plan a quick escape, here are six awesome warm weather getaways perfect for a three-day excursion.
Most U.S. cities offer relatively affordable and easy flights to the luxurious Caribbean Island of Antigua (it’s a straight four-hour shot from NYC). With gorgeous resorts, and 365 amazing beaches, there’s really nowhere better to relax and soak up the sun.
Don’t mistake Puerto Rico for a rowdy spring break destination. San Juan happens to be a terribly sophisticated city with great restaurants, design shops, boutique hotels and, of course, white sand galore. Our pick is Luqiillo beach, a calm and protected lagoon just 30 minutes from town. Plus, since Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, traveling is simple…and you won’t even need a passport.
It’s not a beach vacation, but temperatures hover in the low ‘60s for most of the winter, making it way better than your freezing backyard. Other reasons to go? Try the excellent music scene and outstanding food, which ranges from barbecue (duh) and tacos to ramen and pizza.
Winter is the best time of year to head to this oasis in the middle of the SoCal dessert, where a stay at the Parker Hotel means nothing more than relaxing by the pool, surrounded by manicured gardens, mountains and dessert. Don't miss a half-day hike in Mount San Jacinto or Joshua Tree National Park.
Located just off the coast of North Carolina, Bermuda is only a several-hour flight from most East Coast cities. Head there from December to March for great deep-sea fishing and snorkeling. Plus, since summer is Bermuda's high season, you'll score the best deals on airfare and hotels without all the crowds. (Think: less than $250 for a round trip ticket from NYC.)
Hello, vibrant food scene, gorgeous weather and art that could rival any European city. When you’re done soaking up the sun in South Beach, head to the Wynwood neighborhood for awesome street art, museums and design shops. While you’re there, try the best cubano sandwich at Enriqueta’s. You'll swear you've died and gone to Havana.