Top 15 Beach Destinations for Winter Escapes

The Florida Keys

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When most of the US is stuck in winter's icy grip, it’s a relief to know there's somewhere warm and breezy to escape to. Our guide to the top warm-weather getaways—from our 80 Degrees beach-finder tool—will help you find the perfect beach based on your interests. In no time at all, you'll be ready to head off to where beaches, warm waters, and outdoor adventures await. Be sure to pack your swimsuit and suntan lotion, and leave the coat, turtlenecks, and gloves at home.

By Kathleen Squires

A serial traveler who often lets a country’s cuisine dictate her itineraries, New York City-based writer Kathleen Squires has visited all 7 continents and over 60 countries, with stints living in London, Tokyo, and Buenos Aires. Her work also appears in The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Cooking Light and National Geographic Traveler.

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