Head South for the Winter

Six articles help you take a break from the cold weather and find warm vacation getaways.

couple on beach at Torrey Pine State Natural Reserve, image

A couple strolls on the beach at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, a wild stretch of coast in San Diego, Calif.

Tired of rain, snow, or generally dreary skies? If you want to ditch the overcoats and boots for T-shirts and sandals, these articles will help you plan a holiday in the sun, whether you prefer sitting poolside with a tropical drink or exploring Southwestern terrain.

San Diego: Cliffside hikes and fish tacos on an affordable escape

Palm Springs: Pools and cactus in the Sunshine City

Scottsdale: Baseball and turquoise jewelry in Arizona

Santa Fe: An artist's paradise with a chocolate trail

Carlsbad, Calif.: A sun-kissed resort near Legoland

Santa Barbara A beach town’s eclectic neighborhood

Photography courtesy of Brett Shoaf

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