Where can my family go to have a sandy, sunny, inexpensive Christmas?
September 24, 2008 12:37 PM Subscribe
Where's a warm, sunny, beach-y, relatively inexpensive place for my family to visit over Christmas?
posted by timoni to Travel & Transportation (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Having spent the last twenty-something years of my life celebrating Christmas with the family in cold, boring Nebraska, I've finally put my foot down this year: we are going somewhere warm and sunny!* with beaches! The only catch is that my family doesn't have a lot of money to spend on this--they can probably take care of their airfare, but I'll most likely be covering the hotel costs (for five days, I'd like to spend no more than $1500).
So where should we go? I'm assuming somewhere in the US or Latin America would be best. Renting a house or apartment makes perfect sense. We don't have to be right on the beach, just somewhere near one, but great weather is very important--we've visited frigid beaches together, but never a warm one.
Ideally, we should be able to buy tickets (now) for about $600 or so per person from South Dakota. I don't think San Diego will be warm enough, and Mexico is something of a mystery to me. Texas? Outer Banks? Florida? Some incredibly cheap country further south?
*"warm and sunny" = at least 75' F during the day.