Last Minute Warm Weather Getaways

Last Minute Warm Weather Getaways

All Regions

It happened … you were so busy with Halloween-through-New Year’s Eve that you plumb forgot to plan for a winter vacation. The good news is there are plenty of options for last minute warm weather getaways. Here are some of our favorites:

  1. Hawaii:

No passport required! The Aloha State has a little something for everyone: beaches, mountains, city, culture, resorts, hiking. It makes for a great winter getaway because of its year-round sunshine. Each island has its own unique sensibility: Oahu for the history, culture and nightlife; Maui for beach-goers, golfers and luxury hotel aficionados; The Big Island for its diverse ecology with rainforests, deserts and mountains, plus the world’s most active volcano; Kauai for its lush landscape, beautiful scenery, hiking trails and spectacular biking and kayaking; Lanai for its luxury and seclusion; and Molokai for its undeveloped and rustic charm. Visit just one, or fly between islands and visit a few.


  1. Jamaica:

One of the few Caribbean islands spared during the devastating hurricanes last September, Jamaica offers beautiful beaches, a laid-back atmosphere and plenty of affordable hotels and all-inclusive resorts to make sure you’re warm, relaxed and stress-free.


  1. Bahamas:

Warm and sunny days are the norm in the Bahamas during the winter. Known for its white sandy beaches, clear turquoise water and abundance of water sports available, you can also find amazing dining options, casinos, comedy clubs and unique shopping in the Bahamas. If you get tired of playing on the beach, visit the caves and nature trails at Lucayan National Park.


  1. Costa Rica:

There’s so much to do in this compact, diverse paradise. Adventure seekers can zip line through the rainforest, surf in the ocean, hike an active volcano or explore wildlife in the jungle. January begins the dry season and is very popular for visitors, but February and March are just as warm and dry, and less crowded before spring break and Easter visitors arrive.


  1. Aruba:

South of the hurricane belt, Aruba is often spared from direct hits, making it an attractive island for visitors. Temperatures are about 80 degrees year-round with constant trade winds preventing it from feeling too hot, so you can count on being outside all day. There are public beaches around the whole island—there’s always a place to stick your toes into the powdery white sand! You’ll also find some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean.


AAA travel consultants have been to all of these destinations and more. Let them use their experience and expertise to help you get out of the cold and into the warmth this winter.


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