1 Maimi, Florida
Every winter, the promise of sunny, 72-degree weather beckons visitors to Miami, Fla. Beyond the requisite Cuban sandwich in Little Havana, foodies will find memorable cuisine at the annual, star-studded South Beach Wine and Food Festival. With the high season in full swing, you’ll see many a scantily-clad European spending the nights dining at 9 p.m., traipsing along Ocean Drive and sleeping the days away in cabanas — that is how Miami is meant to be enjoyed.
2 The Bahamas
If blue skies and tan lines seem like a distant memory, a quick Caribbean vacation may be what you’re craving. Consider the Bahamas, a chain of more than 700 islands, cays and reefs, which will feel downright balmy compared with East Coast temps. This year-round island paradise just off the Florida coast is in its peak season, allowing you to choose to splurge on a luxurious resort with all the trappings at Atlantis Paradise Island or escape to one of the more remote Out Islands.