The hair on those poor Floridians’ arms shot straight up when temps dipped to the 30s in some parts. Brrr. That’s coooold.
You hear of Sunshine State residents getting giddy at the thought of changing seasons, with some actually acting upon it by venturing north for vacation. (Ooh, I can finally buy a turtleneck! What’s that?) Well, Floridians, what about the Pacific Northwest?
Take your pedicured feet to an Oregon vacation rental, where group-friendly homes perch near wide expanses of coastline–minus the humidity. Sea cliffs, rock reefs and several kinds of marine life call these untainted shores home. Think of this getaway as your faux Irish holiday. All that’s missing are sheep in the road.
And at the Oregon Coast vacation home pictured, it pays to travel midweek. This month, weekday stays are $80-$90 a night, depending on the calendar. Rates are typically 60 percent higher.
You could use the extra dough for a few extra sweaters anyway. Those spaghetti straps aren’t going to fly when you’re hopping from lighthouse to antique store in 40-degree weather.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.