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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Bermuda( Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, Baltimore Sun / April 13, 2011 )
Distance from Baltimore: 821 miles, about a 5-hour flight (with stop)
Why it's hot: Bermuda has a moderate climate, but it can be too cool to swim in winter. Instead, head for the greens to take a swing - take your choice, either golf or tennis. Still, Horseshoe Bay Beach and Jobson's Cove are not to be missed if a relaxing day in the sand surrounded by gorgeous views is what youre after. Explore the Botanical Gardens, 36 acres of Bermuda's vibrant flora before visiting the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute to further your knowledge of the islands creatures and wrecks. Witness the Gombeys, the dancing and drumming troupes that perform throughout the island.
Don't miss: Saint George. If youre looking to soak in the historic side of Bermuda, this is the place to go. At the Bermuda National Trust Museum, learn about Bermuda's part in the American Civil War. Visit St. Peter's Church, completed in 1612, which is the oldest Anglican church in the western hemisphere that is in continuous use.
Information: Visit gotobermuda.com.