3 quick, easy and affordable warm-weather getaways

Get thee to the beach!

Dreaming of a warm-weather getaway? If you need to leave the cold behind, here are three escapes and a great deal for each.

Puerto Rico

"Good Morning America" named Puerto Rico a top pick for a 2019 getaway earlier this year. More than a year after a category 4 hurricane devastated the island, Puerto Rico is open and ready for business.

Support the local economy -- which relies heavily on tourism -- with your vacation dollars. There are deals to be had, making this a win-win for an upcoming trip. The El San Juan is an iconic property that reopened in December and is better than ever. The hotel is currently offering a fourth-night-free deal, among others.


Tons of flights and lots of hotel options keep prices very competitive, and theme parks keep it fun. There's a brand-new resort -- the Margaritaville Orlando -- that is the perfect fit for anyone who's ever dreamed of living inside a Jimmy Buffet song. Buffet himself just surprised guests at the hotel grand opening. Rates from $199 a night.


It's wave season: travel industry speak for "big sales." You're going to find deals on every cruise line right now. For example, the Royal Caribbean Winter cyber sale offers savings of up to 30 percent off for each guest. The Royal Caribbean also just introduced the world's largest cruise ship named Symphony of the Seas, and has revamped their private island, Cococay.