The winter is in full force, and we can’t leave the house without a parka, scarf, and gloves on. And even if you’re someone who loves the winter and looks forward to it every year, you have to admit, some sunshine and warmth would be charming right about now.

The winter is enjoyable in so many ways, but sometimes you get sick of not being able to leave the house without layers on. And that is why taking vacations to warm places during the winter is so popular.

Cold weather gets exhausting way quicker than warm weather. You have to bundle up from your head to your toes, and you can’t spend more than five minutes outside without feeling like your toes are going to fall off. The cold weather of winter is painful as it is, and that is why vacationing to warm places in the winter is something we all want to do. Taking a tropical vacation, when it’s the dead of winter where you live, sounds like a dream. So on the nights when you’re bundled up inside and can’t even imagine leaving the warmth of the house, at least you have a warm vacation to look forward to. Here are some popular sunny destinations to travel to this winter when the cold starts to get unbearable:

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Tenerife, Spain, is the perfect combination of relaxation and stunning scenery to distract you from the realities back home. The Canary Islands experience mild winters, making this the ideal spot for those who want to take a warm trip in the winter without experiencing scorching heat. Walk along and enjoy the 42 miles of sand that Tenerife has to offer.

Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai is the perfect vacation destination for those who want to escape the cold back home, but don’t just want to sit on the beach every day. Surrounded by remarkable mountains and crystal clear water, Kauai makes for ideal hikes and relaxing boat rides through the beautiful scenery that will be sure to leave you not wanting to leave.

Hamilton, Bermuda

It’s no secret that the East Coast experiences the worst of the winters, but luckily Bermuda is just a short plane ride away. The weather is cooler during the winter seasons but is still a breath of fresh air from the brutal winters on the East Coast. Bermuda is home to stunning pink-sand beaches and year-round warm weather, making it the perfect vacation destination for those wanting a quick break from the cold.

Tulum, Mexico

Tulum is a beachy, boho vacation spot full of yoga studios and organic smoothie bowl shops. Tulum is every plant-based, yogis paradise. It has gotten more attention over the past few months, so if a relaxing trip with clay spas and meditation rooms sounds like it’s for you, consider booking ASAP!

Key West, Florida

Yes, there are some fantastic, warm places you can vacation right from the comfort of the United States. The Florida Keys are home to white-sand beaches, adorable towns, and beautiful weather all year long. Catch a quick flight and enjoy a trip of complete relaxation without having to plan a complicated vacation.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Hop over to the other coast, and you find yourself vacationing in stunning Cabo San Lucas. Even those fortunate enough to live in sunny California all year long need a tropical vacation here and there. Cabo San Lucas is the ideal combination of relaxing beach days and exciting nightlife, making it a great winter getaway for those looking for something a bit more exciting.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

If you’re looking to escape the cold back home and go somewhere opposite, Puerto Rico is definitely for you. San Juan is a popular destination for cruises, but it’s also become a tourist hot spot in recent months. San Juan will send you back in time with its 16th-century buildings and blue cobblestone roads, with a modern touch of casinos and lively nightlife.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Amalfi Coast is on Italy’s South Eastern coast, meaning its considerably warmer than the rest of the country. That doesn’t mean you’ll be wearing bathing suits all day, but with temperatures around 55 degrees Fahrenheit, it will be a nice break from the below-freezing weather back home. Amalfi Coast is breathtaking and full of endless sites to explore.