If you are trying to survive the winter blues or struggling with the cold temperatures, the best remedy for your winter dilemma is to escape from it. Experts say that sunlight increases serotonin levels which can elevate your mood and make you happier. Hmm… sunshine really does make you happy when skies are grey. Now close your eyes and imagine a sunny, warm-weather getaway…
Punta Gorda, Florida
This small town is one of Florida’s hidden treasures. It is a paradise for fishermen, boaters, sun-worshippers and tourists who are craving for a marina feel. The Fishermen’s Village Resort & Marina offers a bunch of waterfront restaurants, boutiques, entertainment and aquatic activities. You’ll love the slow pace of life in this small town too.
Edisto Island, South Carolina
This is one of the few non-commercialized and family-friendly escapes in America. But that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do here. You can visit the famous Edisto Beach and plan fun day trips like dolphin watching, fishing, boating and more.
Hot Springs, Arkansas
One of the largest cities in the state of Arkansas, Hot Springs, is where the old meets the new. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover or someone who wants to unwind, this city has a lot in store for you. Many visitors from all over the world have flocked the city to bathe in the healing waters of the natural hot springs that have been preserved over the years. Obviously, it’s the numerous hot springs for which the town was named after.
If you are looking for an urban escape, Austin makes for a perfect destination. Music festivals don’t start until March but Austin never runs out of legendary live music and restaurant scene – indie bands, craft beers, art galleries and food trucks. But if you are not into that, there are a lot of parks, aquariums, zoos, museums and other historic sites to visit, as well.
Golden Isles of Georgia
For a coastal, beachy vacation, the Golden Isles of Georgia offer a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a group of four barrier islands – St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. There’s an abundance of historic attractions, museums and landmarks and offer a multitude of activities whether you want adventure, nature, history, shopping or relaxation.
See, you don’t need a passport to escape the Winter’s chill.