Winter Travel 2013
Sunset in Oahu
Sunset in Oahu

Great Escapes

Where to go right now—
whether you’ve got 8, 5, or 3 days

By Elaine Glusac and Nina Kokotas Hahn

When the winter doldrums hit Chicago, all you want to do is vamoose. The trick is finding the time—and the destination. See below for six incredible getaways, perfect for a long weekend, a week-plus, or somewhere in between, and all the info you need to make them happen.

If you have
Oahu, Hawaii
Where it's easy to find you perfect stretch of paradise
Puerto Natales, Chile
The last outpost of civilization before wild Patagonia
If you have
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Just an hour from Cancun but a world away from Spring Break madness
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Where the warm welcome is no
longer just for advanced skiers
If you have
Tucson, Arizona
Where you can gaze into the night sky and let your mind rest
Sonoma County, California
Windswept coastline, redwood forests, world-class weekend