Seven Sunny Small Towns Where You Can Get Away From Winter

Published Date Author: , February 23rd, 2015

Las Cruces - Flickr / BLM New MexicoToss the snow shovel and grab the sunscreen! While most of the nation faces bitter cold and mounds of fluffy white stuff, these small town destinations offer moderate temperatures, plenty of sunshine, and a whole lot of fun.

Las Cruces, New Mexico: From wide open spaces to space exploration, Las Cruces has something for just about anyone. Sled down a hill of warm sand at White Sands National Monument, sample wines along the Rio Grande River, or get schooled Scovilles at the Chile Pepper Institute. Or, tour nearby Spaceport America, where the nation’s first space tourists will soon blast off. On your way, stop at Hatch -the birthplace of New Mexico’s infamous green chiles.

Fredericksburg, Texas: Known for its German culture, the small community of Fredericksburg makes a great base to explore Texas Hill Country wineries, such as Becker Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyards, and Pedernales Cellars. In between tastings, visit Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, the National Museum of the Pacific War, or the dance hall and bar in nearby Luckenbach. With more than 150 local shops, it’s the perfect destination for a girlfriends’ getaway — but it’s also a great option for sneaking away to a local bed and breakfast for a romantic escape.

By Teresa Bitler – Full Story at Shermans Travel

Image via Flickr / BLM New Mexico

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