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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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands( David Rogers, Getty Images / April 24, 2008 )
Distance from Baltimore: About a three-hour flight.
Why it's hot: The largest of the three Cayman Islands offers upscale shopping and five-star hotels along its white-sand Seven Mile Beach. Visitors can expect warm weather, crystal clear ocean water that is perfect for snorkeling, and endless restaurants, shops and activities. If youre looking for a crowded and vibrant Carribean island, Grand Cayman is the place to be.
Don't miss: You can swim with sea turtles at the Cayman Turtle Farm, which offers opportunities to get up close and personal with the animals in a controlled coral reef environment.
Information: Go to caymanislands.ky, 212-889-9009