December in major cities across the country can bring some uncomfortable weather. In Atlanta, the average high is around 55 degrees. In New York City, the average is 44 degrees. In Chicago? Even colder at 37 with the low dipping to a chilling 27. Point is, December in other metropolitan cities can be brutal to some, but you don’t have to sit idly and just take it. Escape the cold this season with a hassle-free Florida vacation in Tampa Bay. It’s the Sunshine State for good reason, and the average high in Tampa? A perfect 75.

There are lots of exciting things to do in Tampa so your trip is worthwhile. To start, book your stay at the Hilton Tampa Downtown, which puts you in perfect proximity to just about everything. If your ideal getaway isn’t complete without the glitz and glamour only a city can bring, trust us when we say this is the place to stay. It’s within (comfortable!) walking distance to several hot spots in the city like Amalie Arena in case you wanted to check out a Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game and the awe-inspiring Florida Aquarium if you wanted to pay your respects to nature. The Hilton Tampa Downtown is also just a short drive or rideshare away from popular Ybor City, where you can shop, drink, eat, and even do a professionally-guided tour to learn more about the historic district. Plus, the suites are plush and convenient with Hilton Serenity Beds and complimentary breakfast in the morning. The heated, rooftop pool also adds a nice cherry on top.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Florida vacay without a visit to the beach, right?! You can also book a stay at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa and spend every day of your trip on the award-winning Clearwater Beach. For starters, it’s been voted the number 1 beach in all of America by Trip Advisor, and this hotel puts you just steps away from that powdery white sand. This resort and spa comes standard with spacious rooms and suites and beautiful views of the city, the harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. Then, in between swimming and sunbathing, you can check out the on-site spa, Hibiscus Spa. The spa offers super relaxing services like body scrubs, mud wraps, hot stone massages and anti-aging facials. With a splurge-worthy stay like this, you’re sure to go back home refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to tackle whatever is coming next!

Take it from us, guys. It’s only going to get colder. This season, get away from the cold, and get into some good ol’ Florida sunshine.

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