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Old 12-21-2011, 09:38 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Only 2-3 days? I would say it depends on where you are located.
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:44 AM
 
Location: SW France
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As was mentioned above, we don't know where you are. How about South Padre Island?
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Chandler
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Come on out to Phoenix. It's been in the high 70's for the last week and the weather is perfect. Wait another month and spring training will be starting too. Lots to do here. Shopping is great and you will be in heaven if you are a golfer. Short day trip to see Sedona or if you really want to push it, you can drive to the Grand Canyon and back in one day, but it's a long day.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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That's unfortunate that it happened to you, but it's not the norm

Usually December, January and February are "high season" (the best times) to go because of the weather.
Having been to the Bahamas 4 times already (quite possibly my favorite destination in the entire world!), I think the best time to go is in Apr or May. Its late enough that you can be reasonably assured the cold fronts won't invade but early enough to not have to worry about hurricane season. The 2nd best time to visit in my opinion is from late Oct to the end of Nov as the hurricane season is largly over but the cold fronts haven't become regular visitors yet!

I can't recommend anyone visit the Bahamas from Dec to Mar if they want temps warm enough to comfortably swim. Case-in-point, yesterday in Nassau it only got up to 64 deg with a pretty stiff Northwest wind on top of it!

Thats why I always give people a heads up that they will need to travel south of 15 deg latitude in the winter to be pretty much assured of weather warm enough to swim.

On the other hand, the Bahamas this time of year are perfect if you would rather golf than get wet.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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I think the OP that recommended Phoenix was right on the money. Just head north to Sedona and spend a couple days, it is so gorgeous. Then go up and see the Grand Canyon, it's an experience you will never forget. You might even be lucky enough to get a room overnight at Bright Angel Lodge. Sometimes they have cancelations. If you have the time, a side trip from Sedona could include a ride on the Verde River Canyon train. That is memorable too.
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I think the OP that recommended Phoenix was right on the money. Just head north to Sedona and spend a couple days, it is so gorgeous. Then go up and see the Grand Canyon, it's an experience you will never forget. You might even be lucky enough to get a room overnight at Bright Angel Lodge. Sometimes they have cancelations. If you have the time, a side trip from Sedona could include a ride on the Verde River Canyon train. That is memorable too.
The OP was looking for a warm destination for a 2-3 day trip in winter so yes, Phoenix would work. However, Sedona and the Grand Canyon, at elevations between 5-7,000', are quite cold in the winter. Trails at the GC are often snowy/icy this time of year and temps up there can be shockingly cold.
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