Plan a Winter Escape to the Sunny South

Warm Weather & Sunshine! Head South for Winter

Cold, wet winter days got you down? Maybe it’s time to plan a jet setting getaway to somewhere warm.

From sunny So Cal to the temperate Carolinas, there’s an location out there where it’s no snow boots required. Pack your bags and begin your flight search. A week of sunshine is good for the soul.

And while you’re soaking up rays and dipping your toes in the sand, make plans to visit a Taylor Morrison community or two. You might just find that a new home in Sarasota or Houston real estate is just what the doctor ordered. Imagine a morning commute that doesn’t involve deicing your windshield.

To help you plan an unforgettable vacation, we’ve researched unique events and happenings

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North Carolina

Charlotte and Raleigh are perfect holiday options for those who love smoked meat and the great outdoors. When you’re not digging in to a delicious plate of Carolina BBQ, be sure to rent a car and plan a fun day trip to get out of the city. Fishing at Lake Norman is fantastic for amateur and experienced anglers alike and Foothill’s Brewing in Winston-Salem offers a great tour and tasting for craft beer aficionados.

Not to be missed winter events include the Solstice Celebration Lantern Walk on December 17 in Hillsborough, the eclectic Asheville Fringe Arts Festival in January and the Mooresville Christmas Parade held on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.


South Carolina

New homes in South Carolina ooze with country charm. It’s no surprise that one of the top things to do when visiting Charlotte in the wintertime is to attend the State Bluegrass Festival over Thanksgiving weekend in Myrtle Beach.

Travelers visiting around the holidays will want to check out ChristmasVille in Rock Hill November 30 through December 3. You’ll find traditional Christmas-themed events like horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, gingerbread houses and ice skating.

Be sure to drive through 1 Million+ sparkling lights from November 22 through December 31 in Columbia at Holiday Lights.







  • Visit the Cypress Chase Local Interests page for great ideas on activities in and around Tampa.
  • Take part in Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park. Enjoy ice skating and nearly two dozen holiday boutiques selling unique gifts from November 17 through January 5.
  • Get tickets for Black Heritage Music Fest along the waterfront January 13 & 14. Fantastic live bands, food vendors and more.


  • SeaWorld, Universal and Disney are all within easy driving distance of the Woodland Park Community.
  • Sponsored by the Morse Museum of American Art, Christmas in the Park on December 7 from 6:15-8:00pm features delightful music from the Bach Festival Choir and Brass Ensemble.


Fort Myers / Naples

·      There’s enough going on near Lucaya in Fort Myers and Fiddlers Creek in Naples to easily pack your vacation schedule – but if you’re a foodie, be sure to book tickets from November 30 through December 13 for SW Florida Restaurant Week.

·      Check out these awesome Christmastime experiences at Fort Myers & Sanibel beaches.

·      If you’re in the area on December 9, don’t miss out on the Marco Island Boat Parade from 6-8pm.

Fly & Buy!

Taylor Morrison is so confident you’ll love our west Florida homes that we’re giving buyers up to $2,000 in incentives to offset travel costs. Learn more about the Fly & Buy Promotion. While you’re here, visit a Home & Garden Show for more ideas on setting up your new home.





  • Perhaps the best part about buying a new home in The Colony, Texas is easy access to the best of Dallas.
  • A holiday tradition in for over three decades. The Trains at NorthPark will inspire minds young and old from November 18 – January 7.


Attend the Austin Spring Home & Garden Show March 23-25 before visiting Reunion Ranch and seeing what the Austin lifestyle has to offer.




Phoenix Sonoran Preserve

Phoenix Sonoran Preserve near Sonoran Gate Discovery Collection



Southern California dreaming again? Visit one of three So Cal Home & Garden Shows to begin your search for a new home where sunshine reigns.

LA County

San Diego County

Don’t Forget to Pack Your Sunscreen

Whether you’re playing snow bird for 6 nights and 7 days or exploring an entirely new way of living down south in the sunshine, Taylor Morrison wishes you and yours a fun & safe winter vacation.


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