During this winter season, many snowbirds (retirees) and even non-retirees are looking for destinations in the U.S. that have warmer weather this time of the year. Aside from that, many are looking for places with not only warm weather, but also places with affordable rentals.
Based on the search behavior and inquiries at Tripping.com, a warmer climate and affordable rentals are their main considerations. Here are some U.S. cities with warmer weather this time of the year that one can consider:
Clearwater, FL provides the best value for snowbird rental. The city also has a thriving nightlife
and a popular shopping district. Clearwater is perfect for those who like to stay on an annual basis. This is because the place is rapidly growing which means something new to explore every time one visits. Current Results has indicated that Florida has always been tops when it comes to warm weather in the US even during the winter season.
New Smyrna Beach, FL is considered as "Florida's Secret Pearl". It is also second to Clearwater in terms of most affordable rentals. New Smyrna Beach is home to a collection of galleries, in addition to cafes, shops and sprawling beaches, having been voted one of the best small cities for the arts. It is just an hour from Orlando and is located on Florida's east cost. New Smyrna beach is a vibrant and fun town that offers a more tranquil scene than its northern neighbor, Daytona Beach.
Compared to Clearwater and New Smyrna Beach, Haines City, FL is more inland. Although it is a drive away from the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf, Haines City is surrounded by lakes. The rentals here are also reasonably priced and are very near some major attractions. Universal Studios and Disney World are just 40 minutes away, while Legoland Florida is just 20 minutes away.
A longstanding favorite of both US and foreign tourists, St. Petersburg, FL has also some of the most affordable rental rates. Aside from the weather, the city has a vibrant downtown and offers entertainment all season long. One can go to the Gulf beach and take a walk along the pier, where they have a boardwalk comparable to those in other places. When one has had enough sun, one can watch at the newly built 20-screen iMax theatre, or one can visit the Dali Museum, which has the most collection of Dali's work outside of Europe.
It is not completely true that It is expensive to have a vacation in Hawaii. In fact, Pahoa in Hawaii is the 5th in terms of having the most affordable rentals for snowbirds. The place is not far from Hilo airport and it is nestled in shadow of Kilauea. Tripping.com say "its Big Island location offers snowbirds endless possibility when it comes to planning an active day. Tour a Kona coffee plantation, walk on the beach, set out on a scenic hike or simply read or relax in your very own lanai".
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