Last weekend, Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow on Groundhog Day, signaling an early spring. Though this weekend's northeast blizzard may have hinted towards six more weeks of winter instead, we choose to believe Phil. This week's warm weather destinations will help you get an early start on spring, so you can enjoy the sunshine, whether Phil was right or wrong.
At the 4-star Portofino Hotel & Marina on Los Angeles' Redondo Beach, enjoy 50 percent off current rates, and stay for $129 per night in February (excluding February 16-17) and $139 per night from March through June (excluding May 24-26). This oceanfront hotel sits on a private peninsula and overlooks the Pacific Ocean, making it a serene escape that's also minutes away from the hustle and bustle of LA. Hurry and book ASAP – this offer ends Wednesday, February 13.
For more sun and sand within the U.S., head south to Miami and stay at the 4-star Sofitel Miami for $164 per night from February through mid-March, saving 20 percent on the current best available rate. The stylish Sofitel features signature Miami art deco decor and free shuttles to the beach, airport, and shopping.
Find even warmer temperatures in the Caribbean. The upscale St. Kitts Marriott & The Royal Beach Casino has rates for as low as $140 per night in March gives you a savings of 20 percent on the best available rate. Or, unwind at the Sandton Kura Hulanda Hotel & Spa in exotic Curacao for only $149 per night. This 4-star resort was featured on ABC's "The Bachelorette," and with rates this low, you can experience the romance and luxury yourself. Call 877-264-3106 to book or email the hotel directly at email@example.com.
Finally, if Punxsutawney Phil was in fact right, it may be warm enough to travel to Washington, D.C. in March, when the famous National Cherry Blossom Festival begins. For $189 per night, stay at the centrally located The Liaison Capitol Hill, an Affinia Hotel, and receive free extras like metro passes and a basket filled with goodies for a springtime picnic. Enter the promo code CHER13 when booking online or call 866-246-2203 and mention the same code. This deal is valid for travel March 21 - April 14.
So, no matter how the weather's looking for you at home, plan on an early spring with these foolproof warm weather deals.