As most of the East Coast grapples with bomb cyclones and polar vortexes, it seems pretty clear that winter is wasting no time in 2018. Can you really stand numb hands and double thermals through late March, possibly even April? Do yourself a favor and plan a warm weather getaway. And with fares as low as they tend to be this time of year, you’d be crazy not to get out of town, if only for a long weekend.

1. New York to Antigua $265 round-trip, nonstop

The average January temperature for Antigua? 76F, and that’s at its coldest. Tickets to Antigua aren’t always so cheap, but JetBlue often has reasonable sales from most East Coast cities.

See our complete list of current deals to Antigua (ANU).


2. Providence to Fort-de-France $178 round-trip, nonstop

Don’t forget that Norwegian also flies to two Caribbean destinations, Martinique and Guadeloupe. These fares tend to be reliably inexpensive, even after including baggage fees.

See our complete list of current finds to Fort-de-France, Martinique (FDF).

3. Atlanta to Los Angeles $194 round-trip

You can always count on Los Angeles to be warm and sunny throughout the year, May Gray and June Gloom excluded, of course. Fares from the East Coast to Los Angeles tend to be at their lowest when you need them most, in the dead of winter. Lower fares available for these same dates in Basic Economy.

See our current finds to Los Angeles (LAX) from all over the US and Canada.


4. Chicago to Cancun $224 round-trip, nonstop

Depending on your departure city, Cancun is a safe bet for a cheap winter break, especially from cities like Chicago and New York.

See our current finds to Cancun (CUN) from all over the US and Canada.

5. Baltimore to Miami $135 round-trip, nonstop

Even for last minute travel, fares to Miami tend to be pretty affordable from most hub cities, and it’s always warm enough for a January swim.

See our fare listings for Miami (MIA).

6. Philadelphia to New Orleans $135 round-trip, nonstop

A quick flight from the Northeast, with low fares to match. Lower fares are available for these same dates in Basic Economy.

Have a look at our current finds for travel to New Orleans (MSY).

7. New York to Bridgetown, Barbados $271 round-trip, nonstop

Barbados isn’t exactly known for being budget, but it’s definitely possible to find an inexpensive flight this time of year, again thanks to JetBlue’s frequent sales.

Check out today's low fares to Barbados (BGI) from all over the US and Canada.

8. Boston to San Diego $252 round-trip, nonstop

Coast to coast for under $300 nonstop? Yes, please. Generally, fares from the East Coast to San Diego are a smidge higher than, say, Los Angeles or San Francisco. But again, in this magical post-holiday dead zone, anything is possible. Take advantage!

Visit our fare listings to San Diego (SAN) from all over the US and Canada.

9. Chicago to Mexico City $247 round-trip, nonstop

Not quite a beachy paradise, but you’ll still find comfortable t-shirt temps and plenty to see and do (and eat) in Mexico City. Best of all, flights are cheap from much of the US.

Ready to make the trip? See our latest fare finds to Mexico City from the US and Canada

10. Washington DC to Cartagena $291 round-trip

The current temperature in Cartagena is 86F. Meanwhile in DC, the temperature is expected to drop to 10F. Still need convincing? This route is currently on sale via JetBlue.

Take a look at today's low fares to Cartagena (CTG).

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