The holiday season is right around the corner, and for most people, that means cold, nasty winter weather. While a lot of snow during the holidays might feel festive, it can be uncomfortable and make you want to get away for a bit. Maybe that’s why so many people choose to vacation during the winter and spend their holidays abroad. After all, 37% of families say that vacations make them happy, making it the activity that makes families most happy. Here are a few destinations you should check out for your holiday vacation, and some ideas for activities you can do while there.

California

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If you’re wanting to escape cold winter weather, look no further than sunny California. The state has all sorts of activities, from outdoor adventures up in Northern California to Hollywood luxury and popular attractions in Southern California. Because of the large size of the state, you can find just about any type of vacation activity you’re looking for here. If you’re not sure where to start or if you’re itching to see everything the area has to offer, consider turning your vacation into a road trip across the state. This way, you’ll be able to fit in activities that everyone is sure to love.

Hawaii

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For a tropical adventure you don’t need to renew your passport for, check out one of the Hawaiian islands. Each island has its own types of activities to take part in, but one of the activities you absolutely have to check out no matter what island you’re on is the ocean adventures. Hawaiian beaches are gorgeous and have countless activities to take part in, including adventurous water sports. A whopping 19.6% of Millennials participate in water sports, and this year could be the perfect time to check out surfing, kayaking, or even scuba diving. Just make sure you’ve got the right kind of gas tank when you’re starting your scuba adventure; the specialty gas market is categorized into pure gases and gas mixtures.

Florida

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For a popular vacation destination that’s got something for the whole family, head on down to Florida. From Miami to Orlando, there’s plenty of warm-weather fun that you can enjoy this holiday season. Check out the ever-popular Disney parks for family-friendly fun tailored to the holiday season. Be ready to shop til you drop too at the many malls and shopping destinations that you’ll find surrounding the area. The number of fashion consumers is expected to grow to over 1.2 billion by 2020, so don’t be too surprised if you have to work through some crowds, especially when you’re hunting for Black Friday savings and holiday deals.

Traveling for the holidays is nothing new – with the rough winter weather that many areas in the United States experience, it can be tempting to get away. All of these travel destinations feature gorgeous warm weather even in the middle of December, giving you the holiday weather everyone hopes for. Not only that, but they’re all still in the United States, meaning you won’t need to rush to update your passport before setting up your travel plans. There’s still just enough time to schedule your winter getaway for this year, so pack your bags and prepare to get festive while soaking up the sun on your vacation.