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Plan a Warm Winter Getaway This Year

The weather outside is frightful, but the warm winter getaway you are planning will surely be delightful. Instead of bundling up in oversized coats, gloves, and hats you can pack shorts and a bathing suit. Forget about slugging through slush and snow – this year you’ll be building sandcastles instead of snowmen and working on your tan. Here are some top destination picks for great warm winter getaways.



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In Southern California, the weather is always perfect. It’s never too hot, and it is definitely never too cold. Build a sandcastle on one of the sprawling beaches, enjoy a relaxing game of golf, or spot celebrities in Los Angeles.


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Another destination vacation for a warm winter getaway that feels far away but is still United States soil is Hawaii. The last two weeks of December are said to be the prime time for a Hawaii vacation because while the weather everywhere else is cold and dreary, the weather in Hawaii is gorgeous as always.

Las Vegas

For a warm winter getaway you definitely will never forget, why not consider America’s adult playground. The weather in December and January is just about always warmer than most of the rest of the US, and you could never run out of things to do in Vegas.



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Not only can the Mediterranean be warm during the winter months, but airfare and lodging are typically much cheaper during this part of the year. Take in the sights and be a tourist this winter, and stay warmer doing it.


What could possibly be more picturesque than hiking through Greece? Explore the Greek islands and visit famous archaeological digs, spend long afternoons in roadside cafes, and maybe even be lucky enough to catch some rays on a beach. This is one winter getaway that will not soon be forgotten.


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When the temperatures are dropping all across the United States, things are heating up in the Southern Hemisphere. In fact, the days around Christmas time are often the hottest days of the year in Australia. What could be merrier than a day at the beach? Watch Santa surf and build a sand-snowman this year.


Turn your winter vacation into a tropical paradise vacation by visiting Jamaica. Not only is it warm and beautiful there, but Jamaican vacations are usually affordable too. Spend your holiday lounging in a hammock sipping cocktails.

Most winter holidays are thought of in terms of hot cocoa and ice skating. That’s nice, but sometimes you want to do something a bit different. Instead of snow angels, you want to work on your sun tan or just escape the frigid weather. A warm winter getaway, either at home and abroad, can get you there.

Experience the @Kissimmee TWEET 2 REPEAT Sweepstakes #T2RSweeps




With seasonal deals, great weather and fewer crowds, fall is the perfect time to enjoy the vacation of a lifetime in Kissimmee. Whether this is your first time in the popular Central Florida destination or the 25th, there is always something new and exciting to explore. Make the most of this time of year with special offers and a chance to win great prizes during the “Tweet 2 Repeat” campaign, offered by Experience Kissimmee at

If you’ve been to Kissimmee before, you’ll want to repeat the feeling of going to one of the area’s world famous theme parks: Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld Orlando, LEGOLAND Florida and Universal Orlando. All of the Parks, located minutes from Kissimmee, have recently added new attractions that immerse visitors even further into a realm of fun and fantasy. Re-experience a Kissimmee vacation like never before and re-discover what makes the destination worth a repeat visit. In addition to posting special deals on area attractions and accommodations at, Experience Kissimmee will run a 10-week Sweepstakes from July 21 to September 28.


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If you love Kissimmee, tweet it, and you could win a 4-day/3-night getaway for you and up to 3 guests. Follow @Kissimmee, tweet something you would like to experience in the destination using hashtag #T2RSweeps and you will be entered into a Sweepstakes for a weekly prize package and a Grand Prize The Grand Prize includes accommodations provided by Meliá Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration, airfare, rental car, theme park tickets provided by Kissimmee Guest Services, an airboat tour provided by Wild Florida Airboat & Wildlife Park and tickets to Capone’s Dinner & Show. The Grand Prize winner will be announced at the end of the campaign.

Limit 1 entry per person, per day. For Eligibility, Official Rules, and complete prize details, visit Re-explore all the possibilities a Kissimmee vacation has to offer. With more than 50,000 accommodation options available, it is the best place to stay to visit the theme parks, as well as a wide array of outdoor attractions that showcase at



 Did you know you can surf in any weather, year-round in Kissimmee? Fantasy Surf Ultimate Indoor Wave ( @Fantasy_Surf ) offers flowboarding.

 Did you know you can visit a year-round haunted house in Kissimmee? Put on a brave face & head over to Old Town Shopping, Dining &Entertainment Attraction (@MyOldTownUSA) for the Legends Dark Amusements “Haunting at Old Town” (@LegendsOldTown )attraction.

 Did you know Kissimme is home to the world’s tallest SkyCoaster? This thrill stands 300 feet tall at Fun Spot America-Kissimmee( @FSAKissimmee )

 Did you know that you can get a VIP tour of LEGOLAND Florida (@LEGOLANDFlorida ), complete with escort, priority access & an exclusive tour of their secret Model Shop with a Model Builder.

 Did you know the Kissimmee destination is home to the Rattlesnake, a Zipline Roller Coaster.

Located at Forever Florida Ziplines & Adventures in the Wild (@FLEcoSafaris ) you’ll launch from 65-foot-high platform before you swing, swoop, jump, zip and dip through the treetops at speeds up to 20 mph.

 Have you dreamed of petting a penguin? You can when you visit SeaWorld Orlando (@SeaWorld) & book the Penguins Up-Close Tour.

 Did you know Kissimmee is less than 2 hours away from either of Florida’s coastlines? Enjoy a beach day when you visit.

 Did you know you can be a “Trainer For A Day” at Gatorland Orlando (@Gatorland)? This unforgettable experience allows you to tag along with the official trainers to see what it takes to work with dangerous animals, from holding baby reptiles to going backstage to be up close with some of the largest alligators and crocodiles.

 Wanna meet a sloth? Then add Wild Florida (@WildFlorida) to your Kissimmee vacation itinerary. They’ve got a couple sloths along with lemurs, a porcupine, zebras, watusi cattle and so much more, plus native wildlife like gators, deer and foxes.

 Did you know you can explore the headwaters of the Everglades when you visit Kissimmee? Hop aboard an airboat to tour the lakes and see gators, birds and other wildlife as you skim over the water.

 Did you know that you can visit the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum (@OsceolaHistory) for an introduction to the area along with its rich history & culture.

 Did you know that when you visit Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament-Orlando (@MedievalTimesFL) castle in Kissimmee, you can tour an authentic eight-cottage medieval village?

 Did you know Osceola County has the largest population of nesting bald eagles in the eastern United States? Keep your eyes open when you visit…you just might spot one of these majestic birds above our lakes.

 Enjoy a romantic carriage ride through beautiful Celebration, Florida (@CelebrationFLA ) with the Misty Blue Acres Carriage Company!

 Do you love chocolate? Then you must add Chocolate Kingdom (@Chocol8Kingdom) to your vacation itinerary. Take an interactive tour that’s fun for all ages, tracing the history of chocolate along with a little touch of fairy tale fantasy.


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