Best Warm Places to Visit in the Winter

February 27, 2024
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Are you tired of the winter chill and craving sunshine? You don’t have to wait until summer to enjoy a warm getaway. From vibrant cities to serene beaches, these warm places offer an escape from the cold winter months.

Namibia, Southwest Africa

During the winter months, Namibia is an exceptional place to check out. This gem nestled in southern Africa offers desert landscapes, breathtaking sand dunes and rich wildlife. The temperatures are also very comfortable, ranging between 59 and 68 degrees. The renovated and ultra luxurious and Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a great place to stay given its central location and comfortable accommodations. Once you’re in Namibia, there are a few sights that you can’t miss. The sand dunes at Sossusvlei, the Fish River Canyon and Etosha National Park are just a few that you’ll have to put on the list. [1]

The Bahamas

Craving a bit of a warmer getaway? The weather in the Bahamas during the winter season ranges from 62 to 77 degrees, making it an ideal beach getaway. Some popular places to stay include renowned resorts such as SLS and Rosewood, both nestled within the Baha Mar complex. Harbour Island is another popular choice among visitors because of its charm and comfort. Many come to the Bahamas for the crystal-clear turquoise waters, and if you pack your bags to travel there, it’s a sight you surely can’t miss. [1]

Mexico City

When the winter weather is driving you crazy, escape to Mexico City! The average temperature reaches the low 70s, making for a comfortable trip. Look into your accommodation options within the heart of the city to make it easier to explore the many sites. While you’re there, plan a visit to the Frida Kahlo Museum for a look into the life of one of Mexico’s most iconic artists. You can’t go wrong with the shopping, either at high-end stores or bustling local markets, or the world-class dining. [2]

Bali, Indonesia

Turn up the heat a little and visit Bali, Indonesia. The temperatures in the winter months range, from the mid-70s to the low 80s. From the breathtaking views on top of Mount Batur, to the charm of the surf town of Canggu, to the hub for yoga and local arts of Ubud, you’re sure to find something exciting and entertaining in Bali. [3]

Costa Rica

If you want to escape to temperatures that range between 72 and 95 degrees, Costa Rica is right for you. There are plenty of places to stay with a view of lush greenery of the jungle, if that’s your desire.  If you’re looking for beaches, look no further than Nosara and Santa Teresa. If adventure is more your thing, check out the Monteverde Cloud Forest and the zip-lining that it offers. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get a visit from some capuchin monkeys or sloths in their natural habitat. [1]

Maldives, South Asia

Escape the winter chill and bask in the warm temperatures of the Maldives. Ranging from 77 to 88 degrees, it’s the perfect place to bask in the sun. The Maldives is a collection of more than 1,000 islands, with luxurious villas and bungalows scattered across. If you want to get away to swim with stingrays and reef sharks or simply lounge on the beach, the Maldives is waiting. [1]

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

If you’re craving warmer temps that rarely pass 90 degrees, Dubai is an option in the winter months. There are plenty of resorts at reasonable prices offering an array of services.  There’s plenty to do in Dubai, including taking a dip in the Persian Gulf, shopping in some of the world’s most luxurious stores, dining at Michelin-starred restaurants, and visiting the tallest building in the world. [1]


If temperatures in the 60s and 70s seem like the dream to you during the winter months, explore Bermuda. The turquoise waters, pink beaches and quaint villages will charm you while you’re escaping the cold. The beach resorts often offer stunning views, luxurious amenities and a relaxing atmosphere. Immerse yourself in local culture and history, explore epic caves or unwind on the pink beaches. [3]


Looking for a tropical getaway where temperatures are above 90 degrees even in the winter months? Trade your boots for sandals and check out Thailand. Thailand has many enticing attractions to offer, including luxury resorts, bustling canals, picturesque beaches, vibrant culture, and historical sites. [2]

The States

There are many places in the U.S. you can visit to escape the cold without leaving the country. If Florida is your getaway destination, you can expect the weather to be in the 60s and 70s. Top spots to visit include Sarasota, Siesta Beach and Miami’s Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

If California is the destination you have in mind, head to San Diego, where the winter temperatures hover in the 60s. Some San Diego highlights include Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo.

If the islands are calling your name, head on over to Hawaii and enjoy temperatures in the high 70s. Any of the Hawaiian Islands have beautiful beaches to offer, and some even have active volcanoes.

Finally, you can escape the winter weather to the desert and check out Arizona. Enjoy Tucson’s 60-degree temperatures, horseback riding and spa retreats. [4]

Get travel insurance for additional protection

No matter how far away you travel, it’s important to protect yourself and your belongings with travel insurance. Find a plan that works for you while you’re on the go.


[1] “19 Warm Places to Visit in December, from Chile to Sri Lanka,” Caitlin Morton, (Accessed Jan. 2024)

[2] “10 Best Warm Places to Travel to This Winter,” Stacey Leasca, (Accessed Jan. 2024)

[3] “Warm Weather Destinations to Beat the Winter Blues,” Samantha Brown, (Accessed Jan. 2024)

[4] “14 Dreamy Getaways for People Who Want to Warm Up This Winter,” Rachel Kashdan, Sara Tardiff and Sarah Dimarco, (Accessed Jan. 2024)


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