These beachside destinations offers a plethora of off-season activities and a large selection of monthly rentals, making these easy stops for snowbird travel.

Three Popular Cities for Snowbird Travel

Each year, snowbirds make their annual migrations to destinations with warmer climates. Winter travel for these extended-stay guests are no longer limited to a few weeks or a month. Many of today's snowbirds have extended their winter travel season, beginning as early as November and lasting through April. Three hot cities for snowbird travel are Miramar Beach and Panama City Beach, Florida and Gulf Shores, Alabama. Each of these beachside destinations offers a plethora of off-season activities and a large selection of monthly rentals, making these easy stops for snowbird travel.

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Miramar Beach, Florida Snowbird Rentals

With month-to-monthly vacation rentals under $1,200, Miramar Beach offers an affordable home away from home for winter visitors. Mild winter temperatures paired with white-sand beaches and clear blue water make this beach a hard-to-resist destination. An active snowbird club connects winter visitors with each other through activities, golf outings, meetings and more.

Panama City Beach, Florida

Don't let Panama City Beach's spring break reputation deter you. This beachside city offers miles of quiet and pristine beaches during the off season. From shopping the outlets to eco-tours and championship golf, there's no shortage of ways to stay as busy as you'd like. Panama City Beach monthly vacation rentals start as low as $800 per month, making it a hot spot for budget-friendly travel.

Gulf Shores, Alabama Monthly Rentals

An active snowbird community makes Gulf Shores and its sister city, Orange Beach, Alabama, a sought-after destination for extended off-season vacations. Here, snowbird clubs dive into the communities, volunteering and hosting fundraisers for local schools and organizations. A highlight of the winter season for locals and guests alike is the annual Snowbird Bratfest. 2017 will mark the 19th year 10 snowbird clubs come together to host the foodie fest to benefit local fire and rescue departments. With ground-floor Gulf Shores month-to-month vacation rentals starting at just under $800, you'll find snowbird lodging to fit any budget. And, at these rates, you can extend your winter vacation even longer!

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