America's 10 Best WInter Beach Retreats

Burr, it's cold out there! Want to throw your snow scraper in the trash and head for a warm spot where you can still get that golden glow in the winter?

Welcome to a 10 places where no passport is needed and the real estate is also HOT too! Our favorite trio Georgia, Texas and Florida of course made the list. See where you can stay warm this winter accoridng to Yahoo Travel...

  • Long Key, FL Average highs of 77/75 in December/January (Average water temperatures of 73/70) Smack in the middle of the Florida Keys, you'll find tiny Long Key, just over two miles long from end to end.
  • St. Petersburg, FL Average highs of 71/69 in December/January Average water temperatures of 64/62) St. Pete Beach, with its white sand and turquoise waters, stretches along the Gulf of Mexico for five sun-kissed miles. The warm Gulf is a popular hangout for dolphins
  • St. Simons Island, GA Average highs of 62/62 in December/January (Average water temperatures of 54/51) One of four islands that make up Georgia's Golden Isles (a collection of barrier islands just off the southeastern coast), St. Simons is known for its centuries-old moss-draped oak trees, historical landmarks, white-sand beaches, and 99 holes of golf.
  • Galveston, TX Average highs of 60/59 in December/January (Average water temperatures of 59/54) In this South Texas hotspot, savvy travelers skip crowded East Beach (which gets overrun in March with spring breakers) and head to the more secluded West Beach or Galveston Island State Park. Both have wide expanses of sand that are perfect for trolling for shells or soaking up some sun.
  • Click her for the full list on Yahoo Travel

    What is your favorite beach in Florida, Georgia or Texas to escape to during the winter?

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