Planning a winter getaway, but not sure where to go? Whether you’re an active type who loves to adventure or a traveler who moves at a slower pace, here are some great vacation ideas that are sure to spark some wanderlust.
For Health and Fitness Fanatics
Looking for a healthy getaway that’s more about wellness and rejuvenation than partying into the night? Check out a yoga retreat in a tropical locale like Tulum or Costa Rica. You’ll wake up early to head to your mat, drink healthy juice under the sun and enjoy getting to know your fellow yogis in a beautiful destination.
For Outdoor Adventure Enthusiasts
If you want to explore dramatic scenery while getting your adrenaline pumping, hop a flight to Iceland to explore the country’s ever-changing landscapes and boundless natural wonder. Iceland has become a popular tourist destination in recent years, and for good reason: flights are affordable due to budget airlines, it’s easy to explore the rocky coasts, geysers and black sand beaches in a rental car and if you go at the right time of year, you’ll even be able to see the Northern Lights.
Looking for something a bit more relaxing and closer to home? Luckily, there are a number of destination spa resorts within driving distance. Wintergreen Ski Resort is just about a 2.5 hour drive, and it features a full-service spa offering massages, facials, nail care, body wraps and more, all in a luxurious setting that feels a world away from home.
It’s always an option to drive into DC for a weekend staycation just 30 minutes from home. With world-class dining, shopping and hotels galore, staying overnight (or even for a few nights) in DC is a whole lot more fun than just heading into the city for the day. Book a room at one of the downtown hotels, or check sites like Airbnb to really feel like you’re in the swing of things. Then, it’s just a matter of making reservations at that new hot spot eatery.