Last month, we spent three sunny days (and one rainy hour) at Loew’s Miami Beach Hotel, where I hadn’t been for more than 10 years. This oceanfront resort is perfectly located in walkable South Beach, just one block from Lincoln Road, two blocks from the new eateries in Time Out Market, four blocks from the Convention Center and an easy walk north or south to all the must-see shops and dining spots lining Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue.
If you’re looking beyond the Caribbean for a getaway vacation with long, white-sand beaches, palm trees, good food and an exotic setting, head for the coast of Brazil on the Atlantic Ocean south of Recife. Served by American Airlines, it costs about the same as a ticket to Europe — and it’s much warmer in the winter.
When the winter blues have you down, let the Sunshine State cheer you back up. Whether your family is a bunch of snowbirds already heading south for the winter or looking for a way to warm up, here are some of the best Florida beaches you should consider running away to this month.
The coastal city of Lagos, located on Portugal’s western Algarve, has been an up-and-coming tourist destination for years. All ages can enjoy the region’s stunning beauty and natural attractions, from the rugged coastline and pristine beaches to the varied terrain and lush gardens.