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12 Not-Too-Far Vacation Destinations Canadians Can Visit To Escape This Terrible Winter

Sometimes it's nice to go where the snow can't touch you and shovels aren't sold on every corner!

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Dear Canadians: If you're sick of this.

And this.

And, oh yes, this, too. Then you need a vacation! Somewhere warm (at least above 0'C) and far away from anything white and fluffy that falls from the sky.

Trust me. You deserve it!

1. San Francisco, California

"Whatever happened to the ice-covered trees? The snowman, the sledding hills, and late-night freezing?" You'll likely be singing that when you're in San Francisco.
Via bugbog.com

"Whatever happened to the ice-covered trees? The snowman, the sledding hills, and late-night freezing?"

You'll likely be singing that when you're in San Francisco.

2. Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

Nothing says "goodbye cold" like the warm embrace of famous Disney characters. I mean, a blanket might, but let's pretend those don't exist.
Via worldclassvip.com

Nothing says "goodbye cold" like the warm embrace of famous Disney characters. I mean, a blanket might, but let's pretend those don't exist.

3. Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Sand, sun, and best of all - no snow!
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Sand, sun, and best of all - no snow!

4. New Orleans, Louisiana

With its bustling nightlife and amazing food, New Orleans might just be the perfect destination for any Canadian who feels trapped in their home for almost half of the year.
Via jetblue.com

With its bustling nightlife and amazing food, New Orleans might just be the perfect destination for any Canadian who feels trapped in their home for almost half of the year.

5. Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is overflowing with hundreds of years of history. While the temperature might be a bit cool this time of year, anything is better than the sub-zero temperatures that we Canadians are forced to endure for almost half of the year.
Via harbourviewcharleston.com

Charleston is overflowing with hundreds of years of history. While the temperature might be a bit cool this time of year, anything is better than the sub-zero temperatures that we Canadians are forced to endure for almost half of the year.

6. Barbados

Bonus points if you find Rihanna!
Via telegraph.co.uk

Bonus points if you find Rihanna!

7. Puerto Rico

Blissfully tucked away from any temperatures that would dare creep anywhere close to 0'C.
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Blissfully tucked away from any temperatures that would dare creep anywhere close to 0'C.

8. Lisbon, Portugal

While Portugal might not be the closest destination for a winter retreat, just think about how nice it would be to visit an exotic country steeped in history, culture, and amazing blue water!
Via eurail.com

While Portugal might not be the closest destination for a winter retreat, just think about how nice it would be to visit an exotic country steeped in history, culture, and amazing blue water!

9. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Not only is it a really big hole, but it's a really big, popular hole that a lot of tourists flock to see. It's also one of the 7 Wonders of the Natural World. Plus, I hear Arizona is decently warm, even in February.
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Not only is it a really big hole, but it's a really big, popular hole that a lot of tourists flock to see. It's also one of the 7 Wonders of the Natural World. Plus, I hear Arizona is decently warm, even in February.

10. Las Vegas, Nevada

The good thing about Las Vegas is that you don't always need the heat outside to keep you warm, if you catch my drift! I'm obviously talking about the heat lamps at the buffets.
Via en.wikipedia.org

The good thing about Las Vegas is that you don't always need the heat outside to keep you warm, if you catch my drift!

I'm obviously talking about the heat lamps at the buffets.

11. Balboa Park, San Diego

Balboa Park encompasses 1,200 acres and contains 15 museums, 16 gardens, a miniature railroad, golf course, tennis court, lawn bowling, a gymnasium, a carousel, and a Super Sonic Samba School. Plus, to top it all off, you'll also find the San Diego Zoo! While it might not be your final destination, it would definitely make a great pit-stop on your way to something else. Also, as far as I know, you won't have to shovel to get in or out!
Via frenchdistrict.com

Balboa Park encompasses 1,200 acres and contains 15 museums, 16 gardens, a miniature railroad, golf course, tennis court, lawn bowling, a gymnasium, a carousel, and a Super Sonic Samba School. Plus, to top it all off, you'll also find the San Diego Zoo!

While it might not be your final destination, it would definitely make a great pit-stop on your way to something else.

Also, as far as I know, you won't have to shovel to get in or out!

12. Hollywood, California

Walk the same streets as your favourite celebrity (Hey, it's Britney!), but with less people trying to take pictures up your skirt. Hollywood is literally a tourists dream: TCL Chinese Theatre, the Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, and more! Plus, catch a tour bus and see the stars' homes, just like a real life stalker!
Via hollywood.dpethotels.com

Walk the same streets as your favourite celebrity (Hey, it's Britney!), but with less people trying to take pictures up your skirt. Hollywood is literally a tourists dream: TCL Chinese Theatre, the Walk of Fame, Universal Studios, and more! Plus, catch a tour bus and see the stars' homes, just like a real life stalker!

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