Winter weather got you down? There’s no need to suffer from the winter-time blues, not when there are so many places in the world where you can enjoy perfect summer sunshine all year round—and many of these destinations are right here in the United States.
When you can’t stand the ice and the chill anymore, book a trip and rent a boat with Boatsetter in one of these six destinations. Any time of year is the perfect time to visit!
1. Fort Lauderdale, USA
Known as the “Yachting Capital of the World, Fort Lauderdale draws tons of visitors each year for Spring break and Summer vacation, but the weather in the city is fantastic for a visit all year round. From New Year’s Day to Christmas Eve, you can enjoy a day spent boating down the Intracoastal or spend the night partying in one of the famous nightlife venues.
2. Hawaii, USA
Probably one of the most obvious choices, Hawaii is the pinnacle of warm nights and sunny days. The average temperature in the Hawaiian islands stays right around 80 degrees all year round, but even on a chilly day it only drops to a low of about 70 degrees. While the islands do have their own rainy season, it is usually mild with the longest stretch of rain lasting roughly 2-3 days. You can enjoy the palm trees, pineapple, breathtaking waters and hula dancers from January to December!
3. Phoenix, AZ
Come to the capital of the Southwest and hop on a boat to escape the year-round heat. With summers sweltering to a high of 106°F in July and winters high average 70°F, a cruise down the Agua Fria River or a dip in Lake Pleasant is the perfect plan. Enjoy the sights of ancient plateaus from the comfort of a boat.
4. Charleston, SC
No matter the time of year, you must explore Charleston’s historic cobblestone streets and hop in a boat to tour these historic waterways. You can see our nation’s longstanding landmarks by boat here, like The Battery, a Civil War era defensive seawall turned promenade with several charming antebellum homes.
5. Santa Barbara, CA
Known for it’s Mediterranean climate and awe-inspiring Pacific Ocean views, Santa Barbara holds the best weather, in this state, for boating or water activities year-round. Take in the sight of clear skies and an unencumbered oceanview.
6. Great Salt Lake, UT
On the Western front you have cowboys, gunslinging, and— you guessed it— boating! Great Salt Lake is such a vital and unique body of water. This lake is not only well known, and adored, for it’s grand proportion, but also for never freezing! Nonetheless, the unique properties of these waters offers boaters various experiences accompanied by clear open skies, nearly year-round.
Now that you know where to go for perfect summer weather all year round, you simply need to find the right boat to help you enjoy it. Boatsetter has the vessels you need to make any vacation your dream vacation. Whether you are visiting Hawaii or Dubai, we have the boat! All you need is the crew.
Boatsetter is a unique boat-sharing platform that gives everyone — whether you own a boat or you’re just renting — the chance to experience life on the water. You can list a boat, book a boat, or make money as a captain.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Dec. 2018 and updated in Feb. 2022 and Dec. 2022.