Those missing the sunny days have been told the best locations where they can catch winter rays, and save hundreds by travelling at the end of the year too.
The holiday car rental experts at StressFreeCarRental.com have researched nine locations around the world where jet-setters can experience warmer temperatures from a comfortable heat to scorching hot weather.
With the colder weather drawing in, those that crave the warmth and heat over seasonal colds and chilly temperatures will be more prone to feeling the holiday blues.
To beat the winter blues, locations such as Florida have impressive winter temperatures of 24-26 degrees Celsius, while those heading to the Canary Islands will enjoy temperatures in the comfortable early twenties.
A spokesperson from StressFreeCarRental.com said: “Travelling to hotter destinations in winter is a great way to escape frosty conditions and relax in the sunshine.
“Opting to get away in winter is not only a great way to feel the sun on your face and banish the blues, but it’s also a nifty way to save hundreds compared to booking at the height of summer.
“Those looking to book a trip over winter can benefit from amazing weather in hotspot locations such as Lanzarote and the Costa Del Sol.”
Ranked from the hottest average December temperature to pleasantly warm StressFreeCarRental.com’s best places to catch some winter sun are:
Cancun – 30ºC
The Mexico coast is a prime destination to visit in December during its peak season to enjoy the beaches and its lively nightlife. Thirty degrees Celsius and above is typical for this time of year, perfect for those who like it hot.
Barbados – 29ºC
Located in the southeastern Caribbean sea,Barbados is ideal for those who like it hot but no uncomfortably so. Relax on the beach in the sunshine with some delicious local rum.
Dominican Republic – 28ºC
With pleasant sunshine across the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is the perfect destination to enjoy a tropical climate. Resort stays are recommended throughout winter as a base before heading out to experience the local culture while the weather is at its best.
Brisbane – 28ºC
Head to the other side of the world to this Australian hotspot to move straight from one summer to another. The area around Brisbane features some of the best surfing spots in Australia.
Florida – 24ºC
The temperature in Florida during the winter season sits at around the mid-20 mark. From the array of theme parks and attractions in Orlando to the pristine beaches in Miami, there’s plenty of thrilling activities to enjoy in the warmer weather.
Lanzarote – 22ºC
Another Canary Island destination to visit in winter, Lanzarote has a comfortable temperature range which is still warm enough to take a dip in the ocean. Many resorts offer deals much cheaper overall compared to a stay in summer.
Tenerife – 21ºC
Visit Tenerife during winter to enjoy sunny weather at the world-renowned Siam Park and relax at one of the many beachfront bars. Visiting Tenerife over Christmas is popular with those wanting to celebrate in the sun rather than the snow and rain.
Madeira – 20ºC
Wintering in Madeira is perfect for those who want to enjoy a nice heat rather than more scorching temperatures. The weather in Madeira can drop down to 10ºC in the evenings so be prepared to bring a jumper to wrap up in.
Cape Town – 19ºC to 28ºC
Winter safari trips are on the cards for travellers heading to South Africa later in the year. Parts of the region vary from 19ºC to 28ºC depending on the location. The best way to pick up a deal is to book for early December before the schools break up.
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