After a long winter, many Americans are ready to take a break from snow and frost with a trip to sunnier climes. Hawai‘i and the Caribbean are classic choices.
They're relatively close, and their white-sand beaches and blue waters are among the best in the world, so it's no surprise that they're among AAA's most-booked destinations for trips in December through February.
Others travel farther afield to take advantage of the Earth's tilt: Winter in the Northern Hemisphere means Southern Hemisphere destinations like Argentina are enjoying summer. Even more paradisiacal are the Galapagos Islands, which sit on the equator and thus don't experience traditional seasons. Below are AAA's top warm-weather destinations, as indicated by winter hotel and travel bookings made by members through AAA travel advisors in select markets, along with key facts for those looking for a vacation from the cold—another way that AAA travels with you.