Escape Winter in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach

If it’s cold and snowy where you live, think about escaping winter for a week or two, with a trip to West Palm Beach, Florida.  Winter and early Spring are great times to visit West Palm, as it’s the driest season and average highs are in the upper 70’s and low 80’s. In addition to warm weather, the waters of West Palm Beach are warm year round, making visits to the beach possible any time of year. Many of the beaches around West Palm provide great snorkeling, so remember to pack a mask and some fins.

InTown Suites West Palm Beach property is conveniently located close to downtown and is only 3 miles from the ocean. Rates start at only $359.99 per week, (which comes to less than $55 a night!), which helps make a visit to West Palm Beach be an affordable vacation option.

While beautiful beaches are usually the main draw of West Palm Beach, there is plenty more that the city has to offer. If you prefer freshwater to seawater, West Palm and the surrounding areas are also home to many lakes and waterways where you can enjoy a day of paddling, fishing or sailing.

Are you a baseball fan? In March, the Saint Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins start getting ready for their season with Spring Training at the Roger Dean Stadium in nearby Jupiter. It’s worth a trip to see if you can pick out which players are shaping up to have an amazing season of major league baseball.

From February 24-March 2nd, you can watch some of the world’s best golfers as they play the PGA Tour Honda Classic, held at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach.

Lion Country Safari, one of the world’s best zoos can be found in the Palm Beach area. Unlike regular zoos where you walk by animals cooped up in tiny cages, at the Lion Country Safari the animals are free to roam in wide open areas and you drive through the exhibits, just like you would do on a real African safari.

West Palm Beach is home to Celebration Cruises, a cruise line that does extremely affordable 2-day cruises to the Bahamas. This is a great option for people who haven’t cruised before and want to test it out before committing to a longer cruise and for those who just want a quick and cheap Caribbean getaway. Since your InTown Suites room is yours for the week, you can head out on the cruise without having to worry about checking in and checking out of accommodations and you’ll only have to repack what you need for two days.

If you’re looking to experience the West Palm Beach nightlife, head over to the City Place entertainment complex. There, you’ll find a number of night clubs and restaurants. You can even dine al-fresco and make your friends at home in the cold jealous!

We look forward to seeing you in West Palm Beach soon!

Salt Lake City in February

Salt Lake City

If you’re a winter sports lover, then February is a great time of year to visit Salt Lake City, Utah. In February, the average weather forecast for Salt Lake ranges from a high of 43 degrees to a low of 24 degrees. These temperatures combined with dry conditions, is one of the many reasons why the city was chosen to host the 2002 Winter Olympics.

The Salt Lake City International Airport is only 10 miles away from our InTown Suites Salt Lake City Property. The city is easy to navigate with a vehicle, because Salt Lake is laid out on a grid system. The surrounding areas are easy to reach on the city’s freeways.

While in town, be sure to visit the famous lake for which the city is named. True to its moniker, Salt Lake is so salty that it never freezes, which means that it’s possible to go boating on the lake in February! While boating is a safe and fun winter activity, we don’t recommend going for a swim.

Spend a day at the Utah Olympic Park in nearby Park City. The park is still a training center, in fact many of the 2014 Sochi Olympians and hopefuls trained for the games here. In the Park, the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center is home to the 2002 Winter Olympics Sports Museum as well as the Ski Museum.

Looking to do some snowboarding and skiing during your visit? You’ll have your pick of world class slopes in the mountains surrounding the city. If you are planning on snowboarding, be aware that some resorts like Alta, are for skiers only. It’s best to do a little research before you arrive to find out which of the slopes are right for you.

If you’d also like to take in some spectator sports, the Transworld Snowboarding TransAm is taking place at Park City Mountain Resort on February 8th, it’s sure to be an exciting event to watch! The Utah Jazz NBA Team are in season in February, so consider attending a home game at the Energy Solutions Arena.

In addition to being a mecca for outdoor sports, Salt Lake City has a thriving arts scene. In February, performances include Ballet West’s Sleeping Beauty and The Music of Harry Potter is being put on by the Utah Symphony. Visit ‘Visit Salt Lake’ for a list of all of the events and festivals taking place during your visit.

Looking for a little nighttime entertainment?  In February, much of the nightlife will be focused around watching the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. People will be gathering in the bars and restaurants to cheer on Team USA and see how many gold medals the country will get.

No matter the reason you’ll be visiting Salt Lake City in February, you’re sure to be welcomed by the friendly locals, and find yourself wanting to stay forever.

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