The snow can’t get you in these dreamy, sun-soaked spots.
In December it’s dry season in Costa Rica, so you can relax in the warm weather. There are also a ton of festivals starting in January to experience the local culture.
AMALFI COAST, ITALY
December marks the off-season on Italy’s South Eastern coast. Though you won’t see temperatures as high as in June or July, you can expect days as warm as 55°F and won’t have to deal with as many tourists.
This time of year is one of Kauai’s busiest, but with sunny days in the high 70s, it’s worth pricier hotel rates. The rural island only has two highways, so visitors are encouraged to travel on foot through the gorgeous rural terrain.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO
Playa Del Carmen is a breathtaking destination, both above and below the coastal ocean waters. If you get tired of the dazzling beaches, ancient Mayan ruins and jungle trails are a great alternative.
ST. MARTIN AND ST. MAARTEN
Forget white snow, white-sand beaches blanket picturesque islands instead. One island, split into two parts by the Dutch and the French, giving the island two very different approached to fun.
Summer is just starting in Melbourne, which means sun, sand, and surf await. Australia offers both oceanfront living and a vibrant city scene.
A notoriously romantic destination, a trip here all but guarantees the most relaxing time of your life. If you prefer a more active vacation, try speedboat tours, snorkeling, and parasailing.
PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY
The chic city in Eastern Uruguay is filled with luxury resorts and famous clubs. But the city still has a far-flung and rural feel to it.