Raise Your Temperature: 7 fabulous Winter beach and poolside getaways

Sure it’s cold in many parts of the world right now. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to store away the swimwear. Instead, toss those trunks into your carry-on bag, grab the sunglasses and a good book. It’s time for a warm winter break.

Check-out from the madness of 2017 and check into the hottest winter destinations of 2018.

From Phoenix to Key West, we’ve compiled a list of destinations that require very few layers of clothing and several layers of sunscreen.

1. Miami: Sunny Satisfaction

In winter, Miami’s temps are known to reach nearly 80 degrees. Expect beautiful beaches, beautiful boys, tropical climateand non-stop nightlife.

2. Key West: Tropical Gay Mecca

Key West offers sunshine days and tropical evenings. Get cultured at the former home of Ernest Hemingway and grab a bite at Seven Fish — away from the hustle and bustle.

3. Aruba: Caribbean Gem

Aruba’s small size makes it an ideal island for exploration. Enjoy the shimmering turquoise waters and the contrasting desert-like terrain on the north shore.

4. Puerto Vallarta: Zona Romantica 

Winter weather in PV is expected to reach 90 degrees. In Zona Romantica, there are ample restaurants for dining and a cluster of gay bars for dancing.

5. San Diego: SoCal’s Best

Sunshine days are the norm in San Diego this winter. Expect diverse, younger crowds in this sprawling beach town. Hillcrest is where the popular boys congregate.

6. Palm Springs: Desert Playground

Expect mostly sun in Palm Springs this winter. The desert oasis is a popular for hiking, golfing, and a laid back atmosphere.

7. Phoenix: Gay Valley in the Sun

In the heart of valley of the sun, expect desert warmth and a small town vibe. The thriving gay community here offers a laid-back, diverse metropolitan area.

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