Ready to escape the cold?

Ready to escape the cold?

Ready to escape the cold?

Top 20 sunny destinations this winter

Winter can be rough, cold and downright unpleasant. Are you ready to plan a vacation somewhere warm and sunny? Check out these top sunny destinations with stunning vacation rental homes waiting to be rented by your family.

Hilton Head Island #220431

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Carefully developed to showcase its natural surroundings, this delightful island packs in a whole lot of activity while keeping the environment a top priority.

La Quinta, Palm Springs, CA #235143

Palm Springs, California

A true desert oasis, Palm Springs offers a fascinating mix of top-notch dining, outdoor activities, and urban sophistication. Hike the San Jacinto or Palm Canyon trails, check out the Walk of Stars or take in a round of golf on one of the many courses. Then kick back in a comfortable vacation rental home.

Kailua Kona, Hawaii #218323

Kailua Kona, Hawaii

A fun and quaint seaside town filled with sunny outdoor adventure opportunities like sunrise snorkeling, exploring green and black sand beaches, tropical rain forests with magnificent waterfalls, lava caves, historical sites and more!

San Clemente, Orange County, CA #223085

Orange County, California

Named after the orange orchards, Orange County is a sunny locale filled with coastal towns, theme parks and beautiful beaches. Visit Newport Beach, known for its large, boat-filled harbor or the Balboa Fun Zone, an old-school amusement park for some fun days.

Cobalto, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico #148319


Magical Mexico is a tropical dream vacation destination. Soak up the sun on the beach, sample the world-famous Mexican cuisine, explore and shop to your heart’s content and stay in a local vacation home. There is much fun to be had in Mexico.

Gulf Shores, Alabama #240086

Gulf Shores

Beautiful sunsets, uncrowded beaches, delectable dining, year-round golf, unlimited fishing opportunities, boutique and outlet shopping, cultural programs, and more. Gulf Shores is a wonderful warm travel destination.

Southwest Florida #235440

Southwest Florida

With quaint seaside towns, stunning white-sand beaches, and tons of fun attractions and activities, travelers of all ages are sure to have a wonderful time in Florida’s Southwest region.

Kauai, Hawaii #221395

Kauai, Hawaii

The perfect place to lose yourself in lush tropical settings. Should slow and easy be your preferred speed on vacation, this is the island for you.

Fort Myers Beach, Florida #241131

Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Known as the “City of Palms”and located on the Gulf Coast, Fort Myers Beach stretches for 7 miles along the island and is surrounded by some 100 barrier and coastal islands to explore.

Madeira Beach, Florida #258415

Madeira Beach, Florida

Surround yourself with an invigorating warm atmosphere in Madeira Beach, Florida. Stroll the long boardwalks, visit John’s Pass Village with many unique shops, take in a seafood restaurant, enjoy all the water sport activities and dolphin watching, then settle in to a inviting vacation rental home to relax.

Big Island,Hawaii #258835

Big Island, Hawaii

Gorgeous beaches, dramatic volcanoes, friendly locals and fascinating history. An ideal tropical destination.

Kihei, Maui, #231782

Kihei, Maui

Sunny Kihei offers miles of stunning beaches for swimming, surfing, snorkeling and kayaking. Visit Kalama Beach Park for some shady lawn, tennis and beach volleyball courts, a playground and picnic areas.

Myrtle Beach, SC #221968

Myrtle Beach, Florida

Myrtle Beach, the hub of the Grand Strand, offers a 60 mile stretch of beaches. With beachfront boardwalks, souvenir stands, restaurants and amusement parks, there is fun and entertainment for the whole family.

Panama City Beach, FL #227576

Panama City, Florida

White sand beaches, temperate weather and emerald waters make this vacation destination worth a visit. Check out Pier Park for some shopping or major events venue. Then settle in at your beachfront vacation home and enjoy the views.

San Diego, California #251222

San Diego, California

Explore new activities and exciting adventures in the sun in San Diego. Know for it’s stunning beaches, parks and warm climate, there is also a vibrant art community, museums, family attractions and shopping. Check out Legoland, Balboa Park or the San Diego Zoo while visiting.

Port Aransas, Texas #219500

Port Aransas, Texas

A small southern town with big personality, Port Aransas, located on Mustang Island, is known for its beautiful Gulf of Mexico beaches and fish filled waterways. Stroll the boardwalk at Leonabell Turnbull Birding Center and cross alligator-inhabited wetlands that are home to many bird species. Head to Roberts Point Park observation tower for bay views and dolphin sightings.

Scottsdale, Arizona #246155

Scottsdale, Arizona

The desert city of Scottsdale is ranked as one of the premier golf and spa resort destinations of the world. Hike the desert trails through McDowell Sonoran Preserve or visit downtown’s Old Town Scottdale with it’s 1920s buildings and 19th-century olive trees.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico #238979

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

One of Mexico’s most popular beach cities, Puerto Vallarta is know for it’s cobblestone center, watersports, nightlife and beach destination. Take a stroll down El Malecón, the beachside promenade with contemporary sculptures, as well as bars, lounges and nightclubs.

South Padre Island, Texas #240153

South Padre Island, Texas

Once a sleepy fishing village, South Padre Island is now considered to be one of the best beach destinations in the USA.

Regla Beach, Spain #226614


Spain is one of the warmest countries in Europe with over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. Enjoy the stunning beaches and shopping or visit the city of Barcelona with it’s whimsical modern landmarks.

With so many options, it’s hard to pick just one. Perhaps a trip somewhere new each year is in order. Where would you like to stay this year?

Ready to escape the cold? was last modified: April 25th, 2023 by Andrea Lamond

About the Author

Andrea Lamond is the marketing director for Owner Direct Vacation Rentals and an avid traveler. When not blogging, working on media projects or SEO, you’ll find her out skiing the slopes, enjoying the beach, or immersing herself in different cultures around the world.


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