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Need to escape the cold? Head to one of these warm-weather destinations

Now that we have survived the holidays and itís the new year, itís time to start planning a relaxing getaway to recoup from the stressful season. And, since you spent your savings on presents and festivities, a group trip is the perfect option thanks to group discounts and savings. While winter destinations are still an option, why make yourself miserable in the cold weather when you can venture south for the warm weather and adventures of a lifetime.

Where should you go? The destinations are practically endless, but here are a few favorites for the early spring months.



New Orleans
Plan Your Trip
If you feel adventurous or have a wild side, New Orleans is the destination for you. Everything from the cuisine to the nightlife, the ďBig EasyĒ offers an experience you wonít find elsewhere. Most everyone has heard of the French Quarter and the festivities that take over New Orleans during Mardi Gras, but thereís much more to NOLA than that.

New Orleans is host to a variety of festivals and events throughout the year, especially during the spring months. The Rock n Roll Marathon, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest 2018 and the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival are a few to check out. Finally, donít miss out on the Cajun Encounters Honey Island Swamp Tour Ė and they offer group discounts.




Orlando
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Orlando is a destination suited for families. If your group involves multiple families, this destination might be ideal. With Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND and more, families with young kids will have more than enough options to choose from. In addition, there are multiple spas and golf courses available for adults to enjoy. Orlandoís wide variety of entertainment options make it the perfect destination for a group with a wide variety of ages and interests.




Pensacola
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Pensacola offers tourists miles of beaches for relaxing as well as golfing, fishing, museums and more. There are two events coming up in Pensacola: the Interstate Mullet Toss at the end of April and the Crawfish Festival in May. These events bring tourists to town and life to the streets.

If major events arenít your thing, you can tour historic Pensacola with one ticket purchase, which includes four museums, tours and more.




Phoenix
Plan Your Trip
If your group trip is heading to Phoenix, the festival and event calendar is sure to have something for everyone. During the late winter and spring months, Phoenix is host to festivals dedicated to everything from peaches to the renaissance.

Starting Feb. 10, the 30th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival begins in Gold Canyon, Arizona, and continues through April 1. In addition, you can join in on the fun at the Field to Feast Tours from March 1-7 or the Tempe Spring Festival of the Arts from March 23-25. To finish off the spring season, donít miss Schnepf Farmsí Peach Festival on May 13-14 and 20-21.

Santa Fe
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Even though Santa Fe doesnít have a waterfront, itís sure to be a crowd-pleaser Ė you wonít be disappointed. The outdoor enthusiast will find their match in Santa Fe. With everything from ski slopes (with group discounts) to golf courses and chocolate tastings to spiritual retreats, everyone will find something to enjoy in this Southwestern destination.

If youíre planning your trip to Santa Fe, Restaurant Week is Feb. 18-25, offering affordable and delicious three-course meals from some of the best restaurants in town. Itís a great way to enjoy the cuisine of Santa Fe during your trip.

Sedona, Arizona
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While itís likely youíve heard of the other destinations, Sedona might be the one youíve never heard of Ė even though it claimed the top spot on the list of ďMost Beautiful Places in America.Ē But that doesnít mean you shouldnít consider it. You can view Sedonaís Red Rocks from the skies in a hot-air balloon or from the trails while riding horseback Ė or a variety of other ways. And, if youíre a yoga enthusiast, donít miss the Sedona Yoga Festival 2018 happening Feb. 8-11.

The Grand Canyon is a quick detour your group could take when visiting Sedona to make even more out of your warm weather vacation. Other quick detours from your Sedona trip include the ghost town Jerome, Montezumaís Castle and Well, Meteor and Sunset Craters, and more.

South Texas
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South Texas is scattered with warm-weather destinations Ė from Galveston all the way down to South Padre. Between the two sits Houston and Corpus Christi.

Houstonís close proximity to Corpus Christi offers tourists both big-city entertainment as well as relaxing beach time. While enjoying the big-city life in Houston, donít miss the Houston Space Center, the Aquarium or the Kemah Boardwalk. You can also attend a Houston Astros baseball game or check out the Urban Harvest Farmers Market. Then, head down to the beaches of Corpus Christi for a full-fledged spring getaway.

And, while you might be concerned after hearing news about Hurricane Harvey and the destruction in South Texas, donít let it stop you. South Texas has recovered from the hurricane and is open for business.

Itís time to ditch the jackets for shorts and sandals and head to warm-weather destinations. There's no better way to get to your destination than a charter bus from Trailways offering comfortable, reclining, luxury-type seating, Wi-Fi and peace of mind. Youíll enjoy the destination more without the hassle of transportation and security.

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