Tropical getaways are paradisaical for Americans, especially if you are living in the North or in the high altitude regions. Fortunately, there are many tropical destinations which are only a short flight away. If you are willing to take a long flight then you can head to anywhere in the world but if you are short on time and do not have the luxury of a week or so then the following 3 destinations will be ideal choices.
Mexico is not only a tropical paradise but it is also a place where you can have an economic getaway. Mexico has some of the beaches in the west and it is also a haven for foodies and connoisseurs. Whether you like to laze around on beaches or indulge in water sports, intend to explore some of the cultural heritage of the country or intend to party all night, Mexico offers every ingredient needed to make a holiday an unforgettable experience. You can go to Mexico City, Merida, Todos Santos, San Miguel de Allende, Huatulco, Playa del Carmen, Guanajuato or Puebla among others. With budget accommodation options and quick flights, Mexico is a favorite tropical destination for millions of Americans.
Hardly would anyone need an introduction to the Caribbean islands. While there is debate whether Caribbean is the best tropical destination in the world but there is no doubt that it is one of the best and the finest. The top destinations in the Caribbean would be Aruba, the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Montserrat, Puerto Rico and St Kitts among others. Like Mexico, Caribbean can also be a very economic getaway. The islands are home to some of the best beaches in the world and if you are fond of scuba diving, paragliding and underwater activities then you will love your stay in one of the islands.
It is very difficult to leave out Florida when one talks about tropical getaways for Americans. Miami and Orlando may be overcrowded but you always have a Fort Lauderdale and other less crowded places. You can easily book a villa or opt for a beachfront property to make the most of your winter holidays. If you live close to Florida and can drive over then you can also save some hard earned money by avoiding flights.
There are quite a few other tropical getaways for Americans within the mainland and overseas but these are by far the best choices.