MSN Travel Ranks Kauai #1 for Best Winter Vacation

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MSN Travel recently released “Which Winter Getaway is Right for You?“. Options include thrilling activities from snowboarding and bungee jumping to ice skating or swimming alongside sea turtles. For the second year in a row, Kauai ranks number one on the Best Winter Vacations list. We couldn’t agree more! So trade in your winter blues for summer turquoises, hop the next flight to Kauai and see why the island continues to rank number one.

“If you want to bask in the sun, sand and surf …

Beat seasonal affective disorder by getting some much-needed vitamin D. Or, just take some beach photos, get a tan and flaunt ’em both to friends who stayed home all winter. But one thing’s for certain, you can’t go wrong with these beach destinations.

Holding the No. 1 spot on the Best Winter Vacations list for the second-consecutive year, Kauai is a beach paradise that shows relatively little mark of Hawaii’s commercial development — there are only two major highways on Kauai, and much of the “Garden Isle” is only accessible by foot. Hike Na Pali Coast or Waimea Canyon, go kayaking off Kalapaki Beach or don a swimsuit and hit Hanalei Bay.”