Whether you want to relax on a cruise liner or golf until the sun goes down, there are plenty of places to get out of the cold. If you want to escape the freezing temps and frostbite, here are a few locations that’ll warm you right up.


The neighboring cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale attract droves of tourists every spring. With perfect whether in the mid 80s, world class golf courses, and some of the best spas in the country, there’s plenty to keep you busy when you visit.

Southern Dunes Golf Club is a work of art in itself. With desert and mountain vistas, you’ll have as much fun enjoying the views as you will golfing. Southern Dunes is also more affordable than other golf courses in the area.

After hitting a round on the course, relax at the Camelback Inn Spa. This spa has done away with many of the typical spa gimmicks, so there’s no fussing about your aura, or the space you are in spiritually. The focus is on the relaxation of your body and mind. With Mummy Mountain as a backdrop it seems appropriate that this spa offers such desert themed services like the Desert Nectar Honey Wrap and the Sonoran Rose Facial.

While Phoenix and Scottsdale are neighboring cities, they are spread over a vast area. Because of this, plan on renting a car so you can get around without spending a ton on cabs; however, if you do decide to rent a car, be aware of Arizona traffic laws before you go to make sure your vacation isn’t plagued by tickets.

Caribbean Cruise

Cruises are actually more affordable than you think with four-night packages starting at $300 per person. A Caribbean cruise is the perfect combination of exploration and relaxation in warm weather. Plus, cruises are all-inclusive. With four, five, and seven-night cruises, you can visit Grand Cayman, Haiti and Jamaica in one fell swoop. Swim in crystal clear waters on one of the 365 beaches of Antigua. Explore the caves Arikok National Park in Aruba. At the end of each day relax on a deck while watching the sun dip below the Caribbean horizon.

Las Vegas

If you fancy your luck, Las Vegas is the place for you. Try your hand at blackjack, craps, or test your luck at the slot machines. Treat yourself to drinks and the most spectacular shows, such as Cirque du Soleil, which has redefined the stage. With more than 85 performers and 150 stagehands, this show is one you won’t want to miss.

If you’re more interested in relaxing, why not make a visit to THEhotel, bathhouse. Hidden in Madalay Bay’s second tower, this bathhouse feels a long way away from the busy streets and parties of Las Vegas. Luckily, you don’t need to be a guest at the hotel, but reservations are recommended if you want to secure your spot.

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