100 hot and cold winter getaways [Pictures]
By now we're all three layers deep into our down-filled parkas and up to our ankles in slushy, cold white stuff. Perhaps a winter getaway is not in order. Maybe a beach vacation? But whether you like it hot or cold, here are 100 destinations sure to hit the spot.
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico( Handout Photo, Baltimore Sun / April 9, 2011 )
Distance from Baltimore: About a three-hour flight.
Why its hot: Party in style at Playa del Carmen, an eventful beachfront city on the Yucatan Peninsula. What used to be a small fishing village is now a charming city that offers authentic Mexican food, chic cafés, famous nightclubs and of course, great weather and beautiful beaches. Playa del Carmen is a great compromise for city slickers and beach bums.
Dont miss: Calle Corazon. The quaint horseshoe shaped street is decorated with illuminated trees, and is located near Quinta Avenida, a pedestrian thoroughfare that is home to a variety of cafés, bars, and shops.
Information: Go to playadelcarmen.com