Reporting Jay Lloyd
North or south? Unseasonable weather has put a crimp in weekend getaway planning — but Jay Lloyd has one solution.
By Jay Lloyd
KYW Newsradio 1060
It’s often about the weather, isn’t it? Winter comes, skiers head north, snowbirds fly south. This winter, getaway seekers, plants and animals are confused and staying put.
So, how about a getaway where weather doesn’t matter – near or far? Try these spots.
No town is more versatile than the nation’s capitol. In pleasant weather, stroll the mall of Georgetown, lunch along the Potomac, or stop at the National Zoo.
Cold and clammy? Head for the Smithsonian, the Halls of Congress or an Irish Pub complete with a day of soccer on the the telly.
If you want to take your chances, but cover your bets on winter, consider Mont Tremblant in the Canadian Laurentians, a day’s drive away.
In crisp weather, ski a wonderful mountain. If the temperature spikes, a whole village of incredible French restaurants, brew pubs and boutique shopping lies at the base.
Or fly four hours to the Virgin Islands where the weather this time of year is always boringly beautiful. Nothing to do but eat, drink, sail and comb the beach.