Four Unassuming Warm Weather Getaways

28 December 2015

Once the days become shorter and morning frost becomes a daily occurrence, thoughts of missing summer are sure to follow. While a few popular beach spots may come to mind, there are countless beautiful, warm spots around the U.S. for you and your family to travel to. Think beyond the normal sunshine states and consider these unassuming places for your upcoming winter getaway.

New Orleans

If Mardi Gras isn’t your scene, consider visiting this Southern city during December and January when the city is a bit calmer and restaurant reservations aren’t impossible to come by. Temperatures during these months are on average in the 60s. If you’re a football fan, you can check out a New Orleans Saints game or potentially snag tickets to the Sugar Bowl played on New Year’s Day.

What’s beautiful about this city is the nightlife never stops for any season. The music will be loud, the streets will be filled and the food will be flavorful.

You’ll stay right in the middle of the action and soak up that New Orleans charm at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, New Orleans French Quarter, LA.

San Diego

If you prefer the beach to the mountains, then San Diego is the winter destination for you. Usually overlooked by its neighboring metropolis, Los Angeles, and the hip city up Highway 1, San Francisco, San Diego has an undeniable and underrated charm.

With milder temperatures and warm sunshine, winter in Southern California doesn’t get any better. It’s a perfect time to visit the famous San Diego Zoo, or if Sci-Fi is your thing, consider visiting in during ConDor.  And lastly, don’t overlook San Diego’s rising comedy scene by booking tickets to check out the burgeoning comedians at Finest City Improv. After your day of sunshine and fun, relax at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Diego North, CA. Our beautiful outdoor pool and state of the art fitness center will cap off your already great day. 


The Southwest is a typical winter destination for many as temperatures are in the 70s, but there’s more to this city than its warm climate. Visitors flock in during January and February for the Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase, but there are plenty of outdoor activities to pique your interest if mineralogy isn’t up your alley. You have the Arizona mountain ranges close to Tucson, and the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area is 15 miles from downtown and offers a variety of trailheads. The Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, Tucson  locations will have everything you need to complete your getaway, including stunning pools and hot tubs. 


This Southeastern city is popular on many travel lists. Charleston has mastered the art of Southern hospitality, but many overlook its charm in the winter. If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day getaway, this is the place for you and your Valentine. Charleston is considered one of the most romantic cities and will make this holiday one to remember. As any oyster lover knows, the best months to have oysters are the ones that have an “R,” or any winter month. Charleston is home to some of the best oysters on the East Coast and even hosts the in January. Before you start your day of food and fun, enjoy hot breakfast and free high-speed internet at The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charleston North, SC hotel.

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