As March and April draw near, people across the country begin packing bathing suits or ski gear and get ready to leave work or school behind. And as much of the United States is emerging from a rough winter, and dreaming of warm-weather spots, Southern Californians are looking for adventure in their backyard and across the nation.
So here are this year’s hottest destinations straight from a SoCal native:
Tahoe: Pack up those sleds, skis, snowboards and jackets as Tahoe is expecting snowfall through much of March. Less than an eight-hour drive from most neighboring states, Tahoe can also be reached by flying into Reno airport. Score free lift tickets and s’mores with this $139 deal from Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe.
Los Cabos, Mexico: This iconic destination for college spring breakers usually yields high prices over this popular travel period. But the Riu Cabo has released a $91-$99 special perfect for stays through April. Snorkel by Los Arcos, explore Lover’s Beach or zip line through the jungle in this exotic beachside city.
Hawaii: Say Aloha to warm weather on all eight Hawaiian Islands this spring, with deals from $84. With white sand and clear blue waters, active volcanoes and vast rain forests, these islands have something for everyone.
Miami: Get a feel for the Caribbean without leaving the U.S. by heading down to South Beach. Many resorts, miles of beaches and boardwalks, and a great launch pad for weekend cruises, Miami has something for every budget.