Seasonal depression back and worse than ever? We feel that. But this winter doesn’t have to be all bad. We’ve compiled our favorite destinations for you to escape the cold and spend your days soaking up the sun – because you deserve it!

1. Coachella Valley, CA

Come to Casa Palmera in Coachella Valley for an escape from your average winter. Spend days in bikinis sipping margaritas by the pool and hot tub, or chef it up in the outdoor kitchen. Get the group chat ready – this stay can fit up to 14 guests and it’s here to provide you all you need for the perfect winter getaway.

2. Destin, FL

Beach day anyone? It’s always sunny and 75 here at Seas To Tango in Destin. This Tuscan style home is a 2 minute walk to Destin’s Miramar Beach and comes with a lovely landscaped backyard with a pool, gas grill, and BBQ grill. If you’re craving a shopping spree, head to Silver Sands Premium Outlets where you can shop til you drop. 

3. Joshua Tree, CA

Winter doesn’t exist here at Desert Bloom. Located in the desertscape that is Joshua Tree, this vacation home is all you need for a mid-February escape. Enjoy al fresco dining, days spent grilling, ping pong, a charming brick fireplace, and plenty of lounge areas. 

Looking for more to do on your trip? Check out our Top 32 Things to Do in Joshua Tree.

4. Maui, HI

A winter wonderland, minus all that pesky snow and ice. Hono Hideaway is a 3 bedroom condo in the Ka’anapali Shores Resort in Maui. With gorgeous views of the beach from your bedroom, fully remodeled spaces and a spiral staircase, this Hawaii stay is straight out of your dreams.

5. Palm Springs, CA

Warmest of welcomes to Palm Springs! The Llama House is aptly named as it is filled with colorful llama-themed decor. This vacation home was featured on HGTV and has two cabanas, a pool, sun loungers, and a fire pit for maximum sun-soaking.

6. Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Entering your snowbird era? Try a trip to Sea Breeze in Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy yard games like cornhole and bocce ball. Decompress with sounds of the ocean mixed with sounds of the pool’s waterfall. Spend sunsets by the fire pit and cheers to a winter done right

If private pools are your forte, check out our top 5 Fort Lauderdale Airbnbs with Private Pools.

7. Scottsdale, AZ

Spoil your group with a trip to Sol House in Scottsdale. This lovely vacation home is one of our favorites for escaping the cold days. With its backyard pool, cornhole, fire pit, and modern interior design, it’s sure to be a winner to you, too.

8. Austin, TX

Looking to cross Austin off your bucket list? The winter months are ideal for a trip to ATX. If you’re one of those who wants to move to a city as soon as you visit, proceed cautiously to Dawson. With its lagoon-style pool, views of Lake Travis, and expansive decks, you might be convinced to migrate down south after a stay here, too. 

For more gems of Austin, check out these 6 Unique Austin Airbnb Alternatives.

Published by Cameron Herget

Eager to taste the world through the designs she creates, Cameron prides herself on her extra colorful and bold creations. Outside of the graphic design world, she spends time writing travel tips and guides on her favorite places and experiences for the AvantStay team. With travels to over five countries and numerous states within the last year, there's lots to tell - so dive in!

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