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5 Choices for Great Winter Vacations in 2023



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Figuring out your winter vacation plans for the year early can help you save on booking costs while enjoying better choice availability for everything from guided tours to hotel rooms. If you are trying to narrow down the options for a getaway during the 2023-24 cold season, there are a few popular choices that provide you with attractive breaks from your winter routine.

  1. Mediterranean Cruises

Winters along the Mediterranean coast are milder than in most other places in Europe, making it an ideal vacation destination for those looking to see some of the world’s most beautiful heritage sights while enjoying luxury dining and accommodations. You can find winter 2023 Mediterranean cruise routes that cover the entire northern coast, circle tours, or even options focused on specific cultural experiences and historic sights. Choose between European coastal tours, North African tours, or options that cover the entire region.

  1. Carribean Cruises

It can be hard to narrow down your choices when you want to see a lot of different places or you’re interested in a region and unfamiliar with the individual locations in it. That’s what makes Carribean cruises attractive to sightseers from around the world. You can embark from several different locations around the Gulf of Mexico and see a half dozen or more ports in different countries over the course of a week or two.

This experience is a great way to take in several different island cultures while enjoying luxury accommodations, but there is another benefit that could be even bigger. If you are inclined to return to the area and spend more time getting to know it, a cruise can tell you which ports you are most interested in returning to and what sights there are to see beyond your initial trip, and that information can help you plan vacations for years to come.

  1. Skiing in Colorado

Not everyone needs a break from the cold. Some people thrive in it, and if you are one of them, you might want to go where you can enjoy some of the best winter sports terrain in the world. There are a lot of great places to ski in the United States, but Colorado boasts several of the most famous and popular destinations for skiing and snowboarding. You’ll find Aspen, which has always been an iconic choice, but also plenty of other destinations in the Rocky Mountain State. Whether you pick a single resort or plan a ski tour, there are a lot of runs to enjoy for any skill level.

  1. Mexican Resort Getaways

Mexico’s tourism industry thrives whether the rest of the country’s economy is up or down because the beaches and ocean-going activities are abundant. Whether you visit the Gulf side of the country or the beaches on the Pacific, there will be plenty to do and beautiful sights to see. The best part? There are a lot of choices when it comes to Mexican resort destinations, so if you have an interest in particular historic or cultural sights to see, you should be able to find accommodations nearby. Take a break from the cold and enjoy some fishing, snorkeling, or just some down time on the beach.

  1. San Diego, California

San Diego is an international vacation destination, especially during the fall and spring when the whale migrations are at their peak. Even when the whales are out of season, it’s a warm spot with a lot to do that covers a wide range of interests. There are fishing charters available year-round, as well as a lot of trails for hiking and off-roading, camping destinations in nearby national forests and state parks, and historic sites dating back to the Spanish colonial period.

Scuba diving and snorkeling in the greater San Diego area is popular year-round, with plenty of guides available to help you understand the best spots to dive. You can even find private charter tours of the bay area, and that’s before you get to the world-famous zoo the city boasts.

Pick Your Perfect Winter Destination

Every one of these options provides a great experience, but not everyone will appreciate them all equally. Figuring out the best choice for your winter trip means matching the interests of the whole group to your choices, so start that conversation today to pin down your winter trip while you can still enjoy early booking discounts.