Three Great Destinations for Snowbird Travel

When the temperatures begin to cool, do you start thinking of your winter reprieve? If the impending winter has you daydreaming of bright, sunny days, you are not alone. Thousands of retirees ready themselves to make their annual trek to warmer climates and picturesque settings from October to as late as April. If you are still trying to decide where your home will be this season, we've got three hot snowbird destinations for you to consider.

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama

The Alabama Gulf Coast boasts a thriving snowbird population every winter. The area is packed with snowbird clubs from many states, making it easy to find old friends and make new ones. The sister cities host regularly scheduled events with the snowbird population in mind, including meet and greets, coffees and mini-seminars by local characters and organizations at the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Welcome Centers. Many restaurants shift their off-season focus to winter visitors, catering to their needs and tastes, as well as offering dining specials. For lodging specials specifically for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach snowbirds, be sure to browse Alabama Snowbird.

Bullhead City, Arizona

Head west to Bullhead City, Arizona and be a one to four-hour drive from hot spots like Las Vegas, Nevada, Phoenix, Arizona and southern California. Being in a tri-state area offers the perfect opportunity for plenty of recreation. Outdoor lovers will find themselves right at home in Bullhead City. The Mohave National Preserve and the Colorado River are both located nearby, as are plenty of opportunities for golf.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Pleasant weather and ocean breezes bring snowbirds to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina year after year. Leave your heavy coats behind and pack a light jacket for your winter escape to South Carolina. Sandy beaches, championship golf, historical attractions and top-shelf dining experiences make Myrtle Beach ideal for snowbirds. Browse South Carolina Snowbirds to find the perfect winter condos or cottages for your seasonal escape.

There are many more cities that offer the best in snowbird travel, as well. Visit for more information in flying south for the winter.