Winter is a beautiful time, and that means the Holidays are here too. But, if you aren’t too keen to stick around during the cold months, it’s good to have an idea of some of the best places to visit. There are quite a few venues to enjoy during the cold months, and we love to stay at Residence Inn by Marriott because of their great rooms, amenities, and top of the service line team. If we ever plan a trip out of town, out of state, or even out of the country, we usually plan our trip according to the nearest Residence Inn. Luckily, I have done the foot work for you and have found six warm & beautiful spots to cure your winter blues, and there’s a Residence at each destination! Now, this is just a start for your holiday vacation, but hopefully, this gets you started in the right direction.
5 Beautiful Vacation Spots to Cure Your Winter Blues
1.) Rio de Janeiro
Everyone knows Rio is a party capital of the world, but there’s much more to the night life of this Brazilian city. While visiting, it’s imperative to catch a show like the Plataforma Samba Show that will knock your socks off and get you grooving along with the talented dancers. Of course, if you are more of the historical and outdoorsy type you’ll have to hike up to see the Statue of Christ the Redeemer at the Corcovado Mountain. A half day guided walking tour takes you to sites like the Imperial Palace and the Sao Bento Monastery, filling you in with all the rich cultural history. The Chacara de Ceu Museum is set amongst the beautiful jungle flora and has a nice view of the city. SO, when you don’t want to get snowed in and have icicles as your window view, then head down the Residence Inn Rio de Janeiro Barra de Tijuca and stay for a while.
2.) Costa Rica
Costa Rica has long been known for its beautiful scenery and a vast variety of wildlife. It’s time to experience that with your family this winter! Hit up the National Museum of Costa Rica and the Children’s Museum with a great history for both you and your kids. There is also the Pacific Marine Park with all sorts of animals to view and observe as well as lots of animals that are in the Conservation Program. It’s a great way to teach your children, and learn yourself, about the importance of our animals, their homes, and keeping the planet clean and safe for the future. After a romantic night alone on the secluded beach, let the hubby grab a round of golf while the wifey gallops on a beautiful stallion from the equestrian center. There is something for everyone to cure the cold weather blues!
If you’re planning a getaway to Costa Rica be sure to check out Residence Inn San Jose Escazu.
3.) Denver, CO
Be sure to check out Denver, CO if you love the cool weather, snow and winter sports. Colorado is one of my favorite places to visit year around. There is plenty of things one can do in Denver and, even more, a few miles outside of the city and plenty of places to stay like Residence Inn Denver Downtown, Residence Inn Denver Cherry Creek, as well as several other Residence Inn locations.
Have you ever been to Hawaii? It’s defiantly a place worth visiting, especially if you’re not fond of the cold winter weather. The ocean is breathtaking; you can visit a tropical wonderland with beautiful mountain views, explore amazing aquatic life, and, of course, taste some of Hawaii’s finest wines. Stay with Residence Inn Maui Wailea and enjoy free breakfast, WIFi and more.
5.) Los Angeles, California
The beautiful weather of California in the winter. It’s the perfect place to visit if you want to stay poolside this season and possibly catch a glimpse of your favorite movie star. Even if you’re not into the stars Los Angeles has plenty to see and do, and you can’t beat the weather. You can stay with Residence Inn Los Angeles where the staff is super friendly, hotel and rooms are beautiful, and there is plenty to do and see while you’re staying in Los Angeles.
Taking a Holiday and heading to the Caribbean or wondrous Pacific Beaches is a grand idea, don’t you think? It especially makes sense if you are trying to escape the close this winter. Is your family in a Holiday rut? Tired of driving across the states on questionable highways or getting stranded in airports due to layovers and weather? Then book your family a trip to one of the great destinations down South and escape the winter time blues! Pack your bags, get going, and hop in cause the water’s fine! Your stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott is just tasty icing on an already yummy cake!
One of my husband and I’s favorite places to stay when we travel is Residence Inn by Marriott. There are more than 700 locations around the world and the excellent staff at Residence Inn is ready to help you make the most of your next trip, whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure. I started staying at Residence Inn several years ago; it happened on accident. I booked at the wrong hotel and was a little worried because I had never stayed at Residence Inn before. It’s now one of my favorite places to stay, especially if we are staying for more than a night or two. The rooms are so much more spacious, comfortable, and I can even cook up something for the kids if needed. I’m all about comfort, especially when I have the family with me, and so many hotels are just too small for families.
The Residence Inn by Marriott is designed to provide their guests with everything they need to thrive on their long stays. The rooms are beautiful and feature spacious suites with upscale features, room to sit down and comfortably eat, work, and relax. Oh, and my favorite part is the full kitchens in each room. The kitchen helps us to save money while we are traveling, especially when we have all the kids with us. Eating out is expensive, and I honestly prefer a home cooked meal, especially because you can take advantage of the Residence Inn’s grocery delivery service. Yep, no grocery shopping whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure. You’ll also want to check out the evening socials, yummy hot breakfast and, of course, the WiFi.
If you’re not a member of the Marriot Rewards program now is a great time to join the program. Yes, you can take advantage of Marriot Rewards at Residence Inn, they are a member of the rewards program!
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