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December Beach Vacation

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December Beach Vacation

Looking for a surprise beach trip for our triplet daughters that will be turning 21. We would like to head to a beach destination in December. Only able to go for 1 week (due to work/school) Can anyone suggest a December warm destination in the United Sates? Thanks for any input!

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1. Re: December Beach Vacation

When you say "in the United States", do you mean the continental US only, or are you willing to consider Hawaii and/or the US territories in the Caribbean (Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands) or elsewhere? These islands would be my recommendations for more reliably warm beach weather in December. If you are interested only in the continental US, I would recommend you look at Florida, particularly Key West. Miami or southwestern Florida also could have decent beach weather, but there can be cool spells in December too.

If you are looking for more detailed suggestions, it is helpful to include information such as your budget, interests, location you are traveling from, and specific timing of the trip. If you are looking at travel between Christmas and New Year, be prepared for crowds and high costs.

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2. Re: December Beach Vacation

teentripletmom - we need more information for sure. But generally the continental US in December isn't the warmest place to visit. Does one week include your travel days... how many nights will you be in the destination? What are your main interests. Obviously the further south you go your are more likely to find the warmest weather. And unless you are traveling before December 14th you will be paying HIGH season prices and by now most locations will be pretty picked over as far as vacation rentals for the holiday season. Have you considered a cruise?

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3. Re: December Beach Vacation

Most years Miami is warm in Dec. Once in a while it gets a surprise cold snap.

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