Essential Pittsburgh
5:16 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Escape the Cold and Visit These Florida Beaches

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Cole Porter’s lyric said it best when he advised listeners to, “Get out of Town.”

It wouldn’t be surprising if people heeded that advice in light of the recent cold snap. Where better to escape than a nice warm beach?

Travel contributor Elaine Labalme offers up some of her favorite low-key escapes.

Labalme has developed a list of quiet beaches in Florida that are perfect for winter getaways, like Vilano beach near St. Augustine.

"It's this really long stretch of sand... I've often run on that beach, thrown the Frisbee, it's good to be active on that beach. But yet you can also sit on your lounge and just read, and not many people are going to pass by as you hang out."