Even a brief respite from the brutal Northeastern winter can remind you that there's more to life than muddy slush puddles, smog-thick breath, and having to hide your nubile young body under a mountain of unflattering clothes. Take a break from frostbite, and jet to Puerto Rico on JetBlue.
Bringing, as always, the most comfortable seats and freest snacks in the business, JetBlue offers not one, but three gateways to the tropical island of Puerto Rico: San Juan in the North Coast and Metro Area, Ponce in the South Coast of Porta Caribe, and Aguadilla in the West Coast of Porta del Sol. Three great destinations that don't even require a passport, though your boss may need to know why bronchitis left you with such a gorgeous tan. For a look at ten top attractions to see while in PR follow this link or peep our selections below:
Lazy Stay: El San Juan Hotel & Casino: The El San Juan packs in two miles of ocean shoreline with easy access to jet skis, parasailing, and always-hilarious banana boats, plus a ludicrous pool complex with flowering gardens, sundeck, waterfall, spas, poolside concierge, swim-up bar, and an Olympic-sized pool. Nightlife's plentiful, including a gorgeous 13,000 square foot casino, where you can take hot action on bets like "I can swim underwater across an Olympic-sized pool".
Stay and Drink: Ponce Hilton: Beyond a 27-hole championship golf course, private beach, and sprawling casino, the Ponce Hilton is situated snugly near the Destileria Serralles, birthplace of Captain Morgan and Don Q, and run by the last family on the island to (legally) continue Puerto Rico's proud tradition of rum distillation. If anyone asks if you experienced PR's native culture, you can honestly say you soaked up plenty.
Gorge: Marmalade Restaurant and Wine Bar: Helmed by a former chef from NYC's Le Cirque, Marmalade mixes classic Spanish architecture and dizzyingly modern décor, with victuals ranging from Italian Baby Sea Bass, to Colorado Lamb Lasagna, to Shiraz-Braised Beef Rib Gnocchi. Cocktails're highlighted by the Kiwi Libra and the White Devil Martini, while select days offer a $25 Bottomless Wine Glass, a shockingly reasonable way to cook a Shiraz-Braised You.
Trip Out: Fajardo Bio Bay Canoe Tours: Fajardo teems with 500,000-700,000 bioluminescent plankton per gallon (PPG), creating the impression that you're floating atop a sea of space-milk. The plankton mainly light up when touched, but that's somewhat of a certainty, considering you'll be smacking them with a canoe paddle.