The fall and winter seasons are a wonderful time of year; the winter blues that follow are not. Seasonal depression is an actual thing – yes, seriously. It’s called Seasonal Affective Disorder and it’s basically when you get depressed during the winter time due to the lack of sunlight and time spent outdoors. So, if the winter blues get to you, it’s time to channel your inner gypsy soul and escape to one of these top sunny winter destinations.
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Frolic on the Sandy Shores of the Sunshine State
Florida is an excellent and affordable winter destination, with just as much fun to be had as there is relaxation. From the keys to the gulf coast, Orlando resorts, Miami and more, Florida is the place to go when trying to escape the winter blues.
However, if you’ll be holding off on your winter getaway until the new year make sure you go super south, as the weather can still drop fairly low during this time of year. It sometimes even snows! So, if you’re going to send your gypsy soul to Florida, the more south you can go, the better. You’ll feel like you’re in the Bahamas – and for a fraction of the price.
Explore the Beauty of Costa Rica
If you’re really looking for a way to escape the winter blues and reality, take a trip to Costa Rica. This country is full of the warm weather and white sandy beaches your bohemian soul is searching for. Plus, you simply can’t go wrong on an island that’s lapped by both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Just be sure to pack your bralettes and tanks, trending swimwear and coverups because you’ll want that cool breeze on those sunny days.
Catch Some Rays in Cuba
Americans can finally go to Cuba and it’s time for you to take advantage of the wonderful things this country has to offer. Varadero is definitely the top destination in Cuba but there are just as many hidden gems – and beaches found across the land. Cuba is known for its amazing architecture, beautiful beaches and affordability! So, it’s definitely worth considering if you’re looking to escape your winter blues on a budget.
Escape to the Desert for Sunny Days
If you’re looking for some heat, escape to the desert. Arizona is an incredible (and affordable) place to visit during the fall and winter season. Winter, specifically, is the best time to visit Arizona as the temperatures aren’t too overwhelming yet warm enough for you to bask by the pool with all the sun, the UV rays and all the outdoor experiences your inner gypsy soul is looking for.
Book a Trip to Baja, California
Forget San Diego and Los Angeles. It’s time to book a trip to Baja, California. Despite it being called “Baja California”, this secret winter destination is actually a Mexican state that borders California, but that’s not what makes it so special. Baja's stunning beaches and beautiful landscape will make you feel like you’ve slipped away to a far, far land. It’s framed by both the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean, offering plenty of fabulous, sandy beaches for you to soak up the UV rays on.
Whether you’re visiting a tropical destination in your own country or are planning on jumping overseas, these top destinations are just as beautiful as they are affordable. The best part? A trip to any of these sunny destinations is certain to keep your winter blues at bay and with Mikaree, you have all the trending swimwear and fashion to choose from for your winter getaway.