Outrun the Cold With These Weekend Getaways Above 70 Degrees

January 12, 2016 | By | Comments (4)

Here comes the weekend, America, and it’s time to get out of town… and to somewhere warm and sunny. Somewhere like, let’s say, this:

Florida Gulf umbrellas

Photo: Julien Capmeil/Getty Images


And for that to feel right, the temperature’s got to look like this:

Vintage thermometer 70 degrees

Photo: Joe_Potato/Getty Images


Which means, to get all of us out of the polar vortex and into weather above 70 degrees, we need to look at this (with a loving hat-tip to NOAA):

USA Weather


And that, to my eye, means we need to look here:

Florida weather forecast


In other words… Hello, Florida!

So without further ado, here are six winter getaways in sunny, warm, Florida. If you live in the Southeast, this is a long-weekend road trip. If you don’t, grab that holiday flight pronto. Check out this hot half-dozen Florida escapes:

Jacksonville Florida Atlantic Beach Boardwalk

Jacksonville: Fun (and fun-loving), with great beer, beaches and more. Read more here.


Fort Lauderdale beach

Fort LauderdaleIt’s so much more than Spring Break! Find out why.


Lido Key, Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota: Beaches to die for, a great restaurant sceneand world-class culture. Get the whole story here.


Eau Palm Resort, Manalapan, Florida

West Palm Beach: Shopping for days, plus this fabulous hotel with one of the best spas I’ve visited… ever.


Delray Beach, Florida

Photo: Robbie Caponetto

Delray Beach: No wonder it’s one of our Happiest Seaside Towns see why, here.


Landmark sign, Key West, Florida

Photo: Marco Simoni/Getty Images

Key West: The Conch Republic is warm, full of great seafood, and knows how to throw a party. (Remember last year when the tourism people in Ithaca, New York, just plain gave up and sent people to Key West from their own website?)

Ithaca to Key West


So grab your keys, or grab a plane ticket, and head south for the weekend. I know I’m going to.

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  1. bari Schneider

    i what to say they very soon

    January 13, 2016 at 7:18 am
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