Warm Winter Destinations

   Explore our Top 10 Warm Winter Getaways and get great rates on your way to enjoying great weather.

The bitter cold is in your bones.  Snow and wind, have replaced warmth and sunshine. You could spend the rest of the winter bundled and fighting the cold, or you could plan your getaway!  Studies have shown even a quick getaway can do wonders for your outlook, and help you cope with the long winter months. Now’s your chance to enjoy the season without the freezin’ and look forward to enjoying sunshine and temperatures in the 70s and 80s.

Where can you go to getaway from it all?  Where is your safe haven from the bitter cold? We’ve rounded up some great weekend getaways with great weather in the winter.

Where to go:
  • Arizona with its dry desert climate offers average temperatures in the high 60s, providing numerous outdoor activities. Places like Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson offer the warmest temperatures in the state during winter, providing travelers a mix of shopping destinations as well as hiking and biking opportunities. Arizona plays host to a number of big events like the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show and Fiesta de los Vaqueros; the Waste Management Phoenix Open Golf Tournament and Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, both in Scottsdale. Numerous other arts festivals and shows also can be found most weekends. Book early as hotels fill up fast with these events in town.
  • Florida temperatures in winter average in the mid-70s for the high, providing sunny days for visitors to the east coast. Florida’s beach, with an average annual temperature of 75-degrees, beckons you to book your winter getaway to places like Pensacola. Additionally, enjoy the quaint downtown, coastal cuisine and plenty of shopping and festivals the city has to offer. If you go in January experience Pensacola's Mardi Gras, a seven-week party extravaganza. Jacksonville offers plenty of white sand beaches, championship golf and trendy shops.
  • Texas is just another destination for travelers to enjoy clear skies and fewer below freezing temps.   Experience San Antonio and all it has to offer from the Riverwalk to The Alamo, there’s plenty to do. Hop on the red trolley, see the city and enjoy the restaurants, shops and produce stands of Market Square – El Mercado, encompassing three blocks of San Antonio. Houston provides visitors great outdoor recreation in an urban environment. Memorial Park, one of the largest urban parks in the Unites States includes a golf course, hiking and biking trails as well as tennis courts. And, when you’ve had enough fun in the sun, The Galleria mall lets you shop until your heart’s content.
  • California in cities like Los Angeles there’s a sunnier, desert-like climate for visitors. San Diego and LA, generally maintain temps in the 60s.  Bask in the culture and beauty of Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Gaslamp Quarter or the waterfront in San Diego. Go in December and experience the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights.  LA offers visitors more than concrete jungle, glitz and glamour. The Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve and the world-famous Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens let you get out and enjoy the weather.
No doubt, great weather brings flocks of visitors, but booking in advance can save travelers up to 20 percent with the Advance Purchase Rate.*

Book now, go soon, you don’t want wait until you’re snowed in.
Pensacola, FL
Pensacola - With an average annual temperature of 75-degrees, the beach beckons you to book your winter getaway. Enjoy the quaint downtown, coastal cuisine and plenty of shopping.
San Diego, CA
San Diego - Surf, sail, hike or bike, this is your chance to enjoy the culture and beauty of Balboa Park, Gaslamp Quarter or the waterfront.

Houston, TX
Houston - From out of this world museums to the rich diversity of the country's fourth largest city, guests can explore the many facets of this warm-weather getaway.
Los, Angeles, CA
Los Angeles - LA is more than concrete jungle with its Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve and the world-famous Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. And, there's glitz and glamour, too.
Scottsdale, AZ desert
Scottsdale - High society meets the wild wild west, where visitors experience the best the desert has to offer with plenty of golf, shopping and outdoor adventure.

Palm Springs
Palm Springs - Your oasis in the desert awaits with shopping, hiking, golf and plenty of nightlife. The getaway for the stars, you'll enjoy deals in the desert at our Choice Hotels properties.
Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville - More than 20 miles of white sand beaches, championship golf and trendy shops await at this warm winter getaway. Soak up the sunshine downtown with arts, nightlife and plenty of restaurants.
San Antonio, TX
San Antonio - Rodeo, the River Walk and great shopping make this country city full of culture and excitement. Visit the Alamo or find your fun with the nightlife and amusement parks.
Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach - Experience the full gamut of surf, sand and fun at renowned nightclubs and turquoise waters. Then hit the Art Deco District, the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world.
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans - Escape to the party in the Big Easy with the phenomenal music and fantastic cuisine of the French Quarter. Get your warm winter getaway going in this city filled with rich culture and history.
More great warm winter getaways

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     Monterey, CA hotels
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     Kissimmee, FL hotels
     Anaheim, CA hotels
*The reservation must be made on ChoiceHotels.com using your Choice Privileges number and must be made either 7, 14, 21 or 30 days in advance. The rate starts at 15% off Best Available Rate, is non-cancellable, non-changeable and non-refundable. Your credit card will be charged for the total reservation amount within 24-48 hours of booking.