10 warming winter trips
Escape winter chill on a vacation to SoCal, the Southwest, Hawaii, or Mexico
Wake up to the waves crashing, pour yourself a cup of local java, and then wander under the banyan trees.
In winter, colorful gardens and houses are a welcome antidote to short days, and the cosmopolitan vibe―a blend of the best parts of Santa Fe, Siena, and Seville―means people still dress up for date night.
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Head to the Camelback Mountain-Echo Canyon area for the best desert scenery.
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Gorgeous beaches, surfer dudes, and Shamu? Always. But they no longer define San Diego. America’s Finest City? More like America’s Coolest City, with lovely winter temperatures that will make you want to extend your stay.