Photos: 11 Best Winter Getaways to Lock in NOW

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Oahu offers some of Hawaii's most iconic scenery and world-class beaches.
Waikiki Beach, lined with resorts and a magnet for surfers, is sometimes called the world's greatest beach.
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Palms gently rustling in the Pacific breeze on Oahu.
Cinderella's Castle in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.
One of Wyndham Orlando Resort's three swimming pools.
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An orca greets visitors during a show at SeaWorld Orlando.
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Puerto Rico's La Parguera.
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A view of the walls of Old San Juan, including a sentry box.
The winding, cobblestone streets of Old San Juan at sunset.
San Felipe de Neri Church in Albuquerque's historic Old Town Plaza.
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Crowds cheer the ascending balloons at Albuquerque's Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.
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The New Mexico Museum of Natural History in Albuquerque.
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Costa Rica's Monteverde, with its cloud forests, was one of the world's first eco-tourism sites.
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An aerial view of Costa Rica's capital city, San Jose.
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Cabins at the base of Arenal, a genuine smoking, lava-spewing volcano in Costa Rica.
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The lobby at Homewood Suites Bozeman, a cozy home away from home in the heart of this Montana college town and popular ski destination.
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Early morning in the Bridger Mountains, a mecca for Montana powder hounds, near Bozeman.
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The Montana Rockies are among the finest, and lesser-visited, ski destinations in the U.S.
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Cortina d"Ampezzo, in the Dolomite Mountains, was the site of the 1956 Winter Olympics.
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Cortina d"Ampezzo has long drawn a glitzy crowd, including movie stars and royalty, for its awesome slopes and authentic, surprisingly Teutonic vibe.
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Cortina d'Ampezzo's strict zoning means the town can sometimes resemble a fairy tale.
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Pacific Edge Hotel, in Laguna Beach, Calif., is located just steps from the classic stretch of surf and sand.
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Pacific sunsets have been luring folks to Orange County's beaches for decades.
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The view from the beachside Pacific Edge Hotel.
While airfare to Nha Trang, Vietnam, isn't cheap, once you're there, food and hotel rates are quite reasonable.
Ideal for snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing, Nha Trang may be the world's most perfect beach.
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Nha Trang's sand is so inviting, some visitors don't bother to visit major Vietnamese cities like Saigon and Hanoi.
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An aerial view of Smugglers' Notch ski resort, in Vermont's Green Mountains.
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Smugglers' Notch features plenty to keep every member of the family busy, including this indoor play area.
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Skiing isn't the only must-do activity at Smugglers' Notch—some people come just for the snowboarding.
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Holiday Resort in Tulum, Mexico, on the Caribbean coast.
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Cliff-hugging Mayan ruins at Tulum.
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An aerial view of the ancient stone ruins of the Mayan civilization at Tulum.
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We know you'd rather not think about the depths of winter when the summer sun is still bright. But booking your dream deep-winter vacation now-whether it's skiing the Rockies, exploring a tropical volcano, or just hanging on a pristine beach-can nail down a price that's within your reach.

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