The magic of winter is truly unparalleled with glistening snow, festive holidays and cozy fireside. But with all of its romantic perks, the season can sometimes start to wear us down. Even the biggest winter enthusiasts can only endure chapped lips and the sunlight diminished for so long. That’s why the cold months are a great time to travel: sunny beaches and tropical islands offer a seasonal getaway, and hotel and flight prices tend to drop with temperatures.
So if you prefer white sand to a white Christmas, you’re in luck. We’ve scoured the world for warm places to visit in December and the rest of the winter months, where temperatures rarely (if ever) drop below 50 degrees, regardless of the local season.
What you were looking for work on your tan while your friends are chilling at home or ready to walk dry – and we mean to dry-deserts in Africa, there is a sweet destination out there waiting for you. Of San Diego in French Polynesia, here are 19 warm winter vacations to take this season.
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This article has been updated from its original publication date.