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Great Escapes for Winter 2022

The cool winter months spent inside are a perfect time to plan your spring and summer adventures. Main Streets, scenic drives, historic seaports, and mountain splendors await. So bundle up for now, and start planning your next great escape inspired by this advertising section in Preservation magazine’s winter 2022 issue.

  1. Photo By: Visit Santa Cruz County

    Santa Cruz, California

    Get outside and play! Known for its classic California vibe, fresh air, and quintessential West Coast feel, Santa Cruz County is California’s iconic beach town. Graced with coastal redwood forests, boutique wineries, farm-to-table experiences, and sun-drenched beaches, Santa Cruz County is the perfect spot to unwind.

  2. Photo By: St. Johns Cultural Council

    Florida's Historic Coast

    In 1513 explorer Ponce de León landed near St. Augustine and claimed La Florida for the King of Spain. Five hundred years later, St. Augustine remains the single most important place to experience America’s cultural beginnings. Home to two national monuments, the nation’s oldest port, and the first free African American settlement in North America, St. Augustine boasts five centuries of stunning architecture, ranging from Spanish Colonial homes to Gilded Age palaces featuring the world’s largest collection of Tiffany stained glass. Today, you can enjoy a vibrant arts and culinary scene surrounded by these beautifully preserved buildings. Plan your trip.

  3. Photo By: Bob Peterson

    Annapolis, Maryland

    Enjoy the Magical Sights and Sounds of Annapolis. Spend some time in Annapolis this winter! With the bustle of summertime behind Annapolis, winter brings a mystical charm to our historic, brick-laden streets. With fewer crowds, it’s as though you have all of Annapolis to yourself. There is a wide bounty of things to do throughout the city that will inspire cheer in the whole family. From boutique shopping in the historic district and outdoor live performances to candlelight history tours, there’s plenty to keep you warm and busy. It’s also the perfect time of year to sample our wide range of restaurants, ready to safely serve all Annapolis & Anne Arundel County visitors. Plan your stay.

  4. Photo By: St. Joseph, MO Visitors Bureau

    St. Joseph, Missouri

    Yes, We’re Really That Different—St. Joseph is home to 13 unique museums, a thriving arts and music culture, quaint shopping and dining, and great recreation throughout 26 miles of beautiful parkway. Located at the crossroads of Interstate 29 and MO Highway 36 and less than one hour from Kansas City.

  5. Photo By: VA From Above

    Staunton, Virginia

    Visit Staunton: One of The Most Beautiful Main Streets in America. Five decades of historic preservation have led to a nationally acclaimed downtown—anchored by eclectic architecture, independent shops and restaurants, fascinating museums, six historic districts, and two Historic Hotels of America. The American Shakespeare Center presents dazzling live performances in the stunning Blackfriars Playhouse yearround. Staunton is the perfect base from which to explore Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, historic Blue Ridge Tunnel, Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail, and the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail.

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