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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San Juan, Puerto Rico( Puerto Rico Tourism Company Photo / December 11, 2012 )
Distance from Baltimore: About a three-hour flight
Why it's hot: The oldest city in U.S. territory is Puerto Rico's tourism mecca and is home to gorgeous beaches and hotels, authentic restaurants, great shopping and a booming nightlife. San Juan consists of many beachfront neighborhoods and the popular Old San Juan. This historic district is filled with restored Spanish colonial architecture and cobblestone streets and is perfect for fans of history and party animals.
Don't miss: La Plaza del Mercado. What is home to fruit stands, vendors, restaurants and small eateries during the weekdays turns into a lively block party on the weekends. Weekend nights in the plaza are extremely popular and offer cheap drinks, food, live music and a lot of people.
Information: Go to seepuertorico.com or call 212-333-0345