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8 Winter Destinations to Book Right Now

Goodbye winter blues!

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Whether you flee the plunging temps in search of palm trees or embrace them in search of snow, vacations to these trendy travel destinations will ensure you get the most out of the colder months ahead. Even if you only have a long weekend to spare, a hop across the pond or an afternoon spent catching some rays may be the very thing you need to keep the winter doldrums at bay. Read on for how we'll be using our vacation days this season.

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1 Wanship, Utah

If outdoor adventure combined with some R&R is what you're after, get yourself to The Lodge at Blue Sky, where the perfectly-packed powder is never a disappointment. Stay in one of the lodges, suites, or free standing homes on the 3,500-acre ranch amongst the Uinta and Wasatch Mountain range. Take part in alpine yoga, backcountry skiing, and—for those who favor an adrenaline rush—even dare devil heli-ski experiences. Dine on organic, locally sourced ingredients at the restaurant Yuta, book a massage at the wellness sanctuary, and unwind with a whisky tasting in The Yurt overlooking the valley and surrounding mountains.

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2 Palm Beach, Florida

Find yourself transported to a world of pastel colors, pearls, and palm trees when you arrive in Palm Beach this winter season. Whether you're about beach time, shopping, or nightlife, this town has something for everyone. Stay at The Breakers, a remarkable Italian-Renaissance style property built in 1896, with ornate decor and amenities fit for royalty (quite literally, Princess Diana and Prince Charles once stayed here!). The hotel's cultural concierge can curate museum visits for non-beach days, but be sure to first book a table for The Circle Brunch where you can imbibe in caviar and champagne for breakfast. For a retro Mad Men–style dining experience, try Flagler's all-American steakhouse.

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3 London, England

London is always a good idea, and with more direct flights from the states at more affordable prices than ever, there's no better time to visit than this winter. Stay in Soho at the trendy Ham Yard Hotel, whose features—a bowling alley and movie theater—may tempt you to never leave. Visit the usual suspects (Big Ben, The Eye, London Bridge) if it's your first time. If you're a pro, walk around the city with a pit stop at Borough Market, book afternoon tea at The Woseley, eat pub fare at The Grenadier, and sip cocktails at The Connaught.

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4 Bermuda

Just a short flight from the east coast, Bermuda is known for its pink sand beaches and brilliant turquoise waters. Stay at The Loren, a seaside resort that prides itself on incorporating green practices in their day-to-day, like conserving rain water and a zero-waste approach to dining. Relax by the pool, book a Bermuda Pink massage at the new Sisley spa, and eat crispy fish tacos paired with an umbrella drink at the Beach Club.

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5 New Orleans, Louisiana

With the summer heat having abided, winter is prime time for a trip to New Orleans. Stay at the charming Soniat House, a red brick Creole townhouse located in the French Quarter. Eat and drink your way through the city, wander NOMA, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and enjoy a jazz-filled afternoon at Commander's Palace, a Big Easy institution.

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6 Los Cabos, Mexico

When the temps drop, head south to Los Cabos, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez on the Baja peninusula. Stay at the newly opened Solaz Resort, designed with indigenous woods to blend into the natural environment. Spend your days scuba diving amongst the nearby reefs and your evenings sipping mezcal margs in the gentle breeze. For delicious farm-to-table fare, book a reservation at Flora Farms set on a 25-acre organic working farm at the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains.

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7 Manalapan, Florida

Located on Florida's Gold Coast, The Eau, is equal parts glamour and sheer relaxation. The property, once a stomping ground for Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin, has breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and ultra-cool interiors designed by Jonathan Adler himself. Lounge at one of the two outdoor pools or spend the day pampering at the 42,000 square-foot spa.

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8 Saranac Lake, New York

Once a woodland camp owned by The Rockefeller Family, The Point in the Adirondaks is a magical destination come winter. Each room comes equipped with a cozy fireplace and reading nooks to snuggle into—but only when you're not taking part in outdoor winter fun, like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. Dine on rustic fare by candle light in the Great Hall accompanied by fine wines and cocktails. You can even bring along your furry family member. Soon enough this secluded lodge will start to feel like your very own home.

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