Chicago: Winter's the Perfect Time to Find Your Sunshine State of Mind

If you're thinking Florida, you're getting warmer

Miami Beach, Florida, average winter high of 75 degrees
Miami Beach, Florida, average winter high of 75 degrees
  • Miami Beach, Florida, average winter high of 75 degrees
    Miami Beach, Florida, average winter high of 75 degrees
    Miami Beach, Florida, average winter high of 75 degrees
    Miami Beach, Florida, average winter high of 75 degrees
  • Ft. Myers, Florida average winter weather high 77 degrees
    Ft. Myers, Florida average winter weather high 77 degrees
    Ft. Myers, Florida average winter weather high 77 degrees
    Ft. Myers, Florida average winter weather high 77 degrees
  • Florida Keys, average winter high of 75 degrees
    Florida Keys, average winter high of 75 degrees
    Florida Keys, average winter high of 75 degrees
    Florida Keys, average winter high of 75 degrees
  • St Augustine, Florida, average winter high 69 degrees
    St Augustine, Florida, average winter high 69 degrees
    St Augustine, Florida, average winter high 69 degrees
    St Augustine, Florida, average winter high 69 degrees
  • Ft Walton Beach, Florida, average winter high 62 degrees
    Ft Walton Beach, Florida, average winter high 62 degrees
    Ft Walton Beach, Florida, average winter high 62 degrees
    Ft Walton Beach, Florida, average winter high 62 degrees

Tallahassee, Fla. -- Hey, Chicago. You have a math problem.

Your morning temperature today was just 24 degrees – or about a ski cap, ear muffs, mittens, two sweaters, hoodie, long johns, insulated boots and chapped lips more than Orlando.

Where it’s 76 and sunny.

Florida has a solution to your problem. Can we talk?

Get into a #SunshineStateOfMind by joining VISIT FLORIDA in conversation with Chicago on Facebook and Twitter. Find fun weather trivia and comparisons, and join the dialogue: What do you think about wintering in Florida?

The buzz includes airline specials from Chicago that could land you this winter in the Sunshine State on either coast. Think Sarasota or West Palm Beach. Find airline deals and Florida insights from “Smart Travel” Insider Dalia Colon in her series Follow the Sun.

The Sunshine State of Mind takes you away from salting your sidewalks and places you along saltwater beaches. To learn more about the Sunshine State, head to www.VISITFLORIDA.com.

For more information, contact Pam Forrester at pforrester@VISITFLORIDA.org or at (850) 205-3827.