Source: Budget Travel Magazine
The blue waters off the coast of California’s Catalina Island. (Courtesy mrkahtika/flickr)
The snow is piling up and all you want to do is escape to a warm island? These gems are perfect for a winter vacation—and closer than you think!
You don’t need to splurge on a trip to the Caribbean to spend time on the beach this winter. These eight U.S. islands have the sandy shores, seafood shacks, and sunny skies that will have you thinking it’s summer—even when there’s snow on the ground back home.
AMELIA ISLAND, FL
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