USA Vacation Spots With Warm Weather in December

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Here's the weather data you need to plan a warm December holiday in the United States. You can compare December weather for dozens of the warmest winter vacation spots that the US has to offer.

Gathered together here are average monthly temperatures, rainfall, sunshine and ocean temperatures. This page gives temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit. You can also view the temperatures in degrees Celsius.

The information covers destination cities, beaches, parks and resorts, along with theme parks and national parks in the warmest regions of the warmest states in winter: Hawaii, Florida, California, Arizona, Texas, Georgia and Louisiana.

Best December Vacation Weather in the Continental US

  • Warmest City = Miami, Florida averages highs of 77.9 °F daily
  • Warmest Ocean = the Atlantic at Miami Beach, Florida is 73 °F
  • Warmest Park = Everglades Park, Florida has daytime highs of 82.4 °F
  • Driest Warm Place = Lajitas, Texas gets 0.23 inches of rain
  • Sunniest Warm City = Yuma in southwest Arizona has 82 % sunshine

Temperature and Rainfall

December weather at warm vacation spots in the United States:
average daily temperature and monthly rainfall
Temperature Place Total Rainfall
High °F Low °F Inches Days
Hawaii
83 69 Kailua Kona, Hawaii Big Island   2.8   –
83 66 Lahaina, Maui   2.9   4
82 65 Kahului, Maui   3.4 11
81 68 Honolulu, Oahu   3.2 10
79 65 Hilo, Hawaii Big Island 11.6 21
Florida
82 58 Everglades National Park   1.5   6
78 63 Miami   2.0   7
76 67 Key West   2.2   6
72 54 Orlando & Disney World   2.6   7
70 51 Daytona Beach   2.6   8
65 44 Panama City   4.0   8
California
70 47 Anaheim & Disneyland   2.0   6
69 44 Palm Springs   0.7   2
68 48 Los Angeles   2.3   5
68 43 Anza-Borrego Desert State Park   0.9   3
65 48 San Diego   1.5   6
65 47 Santa Barbara   3.0   6
65 38 Death Valley National Park   0.3   2
Arizona
69 47 Yuma   0.5   3
69 40 Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument   1.2   4
67 45 Phoenix   0.9   3
64 41 Tuscon   1.0   4
Texas
71 55 South Padre Island & Port Isabel   1.4   6
69 33 Lajitas, Rio Grande Valley   0.2   1
69 32 Rio Grande Village, Big Bend Park   0.4   2
68 49 Corpus Christi   1.8   6
Georgia
65 42 Waycross & Okefenokee Swamp   3.0   8
64 45 Brunswick & Golden Isles   2.7   8
Louisiana
66 45 Houma   4.1 10
64 47 New Orleans   5.3   9

Sunshine

Amount of sun that warm US cities get in December, measured by the percentage of time between sunrise and sunset that sunshine reaches the ground
City % Sun
Yuma, Arizona 82
Tucson, Arizona 79
Phoenix, Arizona 77
San Diego, California 73
Los Angeles, CA 71
Key West, Florida 70
Miami, Florida 63
Honolulu, Hawaii 63
Kahului, Maui 63
New Orleans, LA 48
Corpus Christi, Texas 43
Hilo, Hawaii 37

Ocean Temperature

Average December ocean temperatures at warm American beaches
Beach Water °F
Honolulu, Hawaii 77
Hilo, Hawaii 73
Miami, Florida 73
Key West, Florida 72
Grand Isle, Louisiana 65
Daytona, Florida 65
South Padre Island, Texas 64
San Diego, California 59
Santa Barbara, California 57
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