Escape From The Cold With These Warm Weather Tours Across The United States
Only a handful of states stay warm during the winter months. If you happen to live in a state that experiences snow and freezing cold temperatures during the winter, you’re probably tempted to make an escape to a warmer climate. If you feel the need to escape the cold this upcoming winter, plan a getaway and check out one of these warm-weather tours in the United States:
1. Reef Snorkeling Tour - Florida Keys
Florida Keys, Florida, USA
Experiencing warm weather year-round,
is a popular vacation spot during the winter months. One bucket-list-worthy experience to consider is a
Reef Snorkeling Tour
through Virgin Experience Gifts. This 3-hour tour takes you aboard a 65-foot catamaran to the 3rd largest coral reef in the world which also happens to be the only living coral reef in North America. You'll be mesmerized by all of the underwater sea creatures to see at the reef! Afterward, enjoy some drinks, including adult beverages, that are provided aboard the vessel. This is truly a unique experience!
2. Florida Bioluminescent Paddleboard / Kayak Excursion
Indian River County, FL, USA
Here's an experience you probably never knew you wanted to do. The
Florida Bioluminescent Paddleboard / Kayak Excursion
through Viator takes you on a journey you can only have in this warm-weather state. On this tour, you'll have your choice of a stand-up paddleboard or a kayak to paddle through the bioluminescent waters of the Indian River at night. This bioluminescent lagoon is otherworldly, to say the least, and not too far away from Orlando.
3. Hughes 500 Doors-Off Helicopter Tour - Kauai
There are no bad seats on this
Hughes 500 Doors-Off Helicopter Tour
above the Hawaiian island of Kauai. In fact, every seat aboard this helicopter is a window seat so you'll have unobstructed views the entire time. Your pilot will take you on a flying tour above the island's best sights including the Na Pali Coast, exquisite waterfalls that were featured in the film Jurassic Park, and so much more. This tour lasts 50 minutes and will give you the best vantage point for some Insta-worthy photos.
4. Oahu's Dolphin Watch, Turtle Snorkel, Sea Slide, Kayaks and Lunch
Wai?anae Small Boat Harbor, 85-491 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96792, USA
If you happen to be visiting the Hawaiian island of Oahu, this tour sounds pretty epic to me! On
Oahu's Dolphin Watch, Turtle Snorkel, Sea Slide, Kayaks and Lunch
, you'll board the boat in Waianae and set sail to a popular spot to snorkel. Snorkels, stand-up paddleboards, and kayaks are all provided for you to use when you arrive at the destination out in the water. You may even want to try the boat's waterslide, and definitely keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and sea turtles! Lunch as well as hotel transportation between the meeting point and your hotel are also provided.
5. NASCAR Ride Along - Las Vegas
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89115, USA
Do you feel the need for speed, or at least want to know what it's like to take a spin around the racetrack in a stock car? If you said "yes," then you may want to book this
NASCAR Ride Along
experience through Virgin Experience Gifts. With a professional race car instructor, you'll hop into a NASCAR stock car that's been driven by professional racers at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In the car, your driver will take you on an exhilarating ride around the track and reach speeds of up to 160 mph!
6. La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour
La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
When visiting La Jolla, I love seeing the sea caves. While seeing them from the shore is one thing, taking a kayak tour is certainly another. On the
La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour
, you'll embark on a 1.5-2-hour Pacific Ocean kayak tour to the famous sea caves. Your guide will be a naturalist who will share information about the area and point out a variety of species like pelicans, sea lions, and leopard sharks, that call this area home.
7. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, 1 Tramway Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
One of the best tours I've ever taken in Southern California is the
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
. From the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, you'll board the aerial tram that slowly rotates as you ascend nearly 6,000 feet up the mountain. Once you get to the endpoint, you'll disembark and feel the cool mountain air from a higher elevation. Peruse Mountain Station where you can grab some food or a cocktail and head outdoors for panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and desert landscape. Once you've had enough, you can board the aerial tram to head back down. It's an awe-inspiring experience!
8. Temecula Shared Hot Air Balloon Ride
31963 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92592, USA
It doesn't really matter where you go hot air ballooning -- it's a bucket-list experience no matter what. Each hot air balloon ride I've taken has been magical, and it's certainly worth doing over Temecula's wine country. Book the
Temecula Shared Hot Air Balloon Ride
experience and cross that off your bucket list. For this tour, you'll meet at a designated spot where the hot air balloon company will pick you up to bring you to the field where the balloons are launched. It's incredibly fun to watch the pilots inflate the balloons as you wait. Once you check-in, you'll board a hot air balloon and set into the air over the stunning landscape of Temecula. After you land, you may enjoy an alcoholic beverage, water, and breakfast and. you'll get a souvenir photo as well as a commemorative hot air balloon certificate, all included in the price. This is one experience worth having in SoCal!
9. Small Group Apache Trail Day Tour with Dolly Steamboat from Phoenix
DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa, 1011 W Holmes Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210, USA
If you want to beat the cold in Arizona during winter, it's best to stick to the southern part of the state. Northern Arizona gets quite cold and snowy, and that includes the Grand Canyon. However, there are plenty of bucket-list tours you can take around the state to escape the cold like the
Small Group Apache Trail Day Tour with Dolly Steamboat from Phoenix
. First of all, if you've never driven the Apache Trail before, it happens to be one of the
most scenic drives in Arizona
. On this tour, you'll meet at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in Mesa where you'll board the tour group's custom van that will head on out through the Sonoran Desert to the Apache Trail. Along the way, you'll stop at the Goldfield Ghost Town, ride the Dolly Steamboat on the picturesque Canyon Lake, spend some time at Tortilla Flat, and take in the views along the way. You'll enjoy a side of the Wild West on this full-day tour!
Do you live in a cold-weather state and need an escape? Which of these warm-weather tours in the U.S. piques your interest the most? We’d love to hear from you!
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