The 5 Best Cities To Live In If You Love Summer Weather

What's your dream spot for vacation? If it means sun-drenched weather and a beach nearby, you're not alone. After all, who doesn't want to escape dreary climates and take in some much-needed relaxation every chance they get? When you're ready to take it to the next level and make the vacay permanent, you might even consider moving to a place where it feels like summer all year long.

There are many American cities that offer a good dose of warmth, ample places to party, and just as many chill spots to relax when you're not busy earning a paycheck. Amazing meals can also fit into the equation if you're a foodie. These sun-soaked cities serve up plenty of options for entertaining guests who can't wait to visit once you make your big move, too. From coast to coast, and beyond, check out these five options for fun in the sun living, all located in the United States.

Honolulu, Hawaii

There are several Hawaiian cities that offer some of the best weather in the nation, and Honolulu is at the top of the list, as noted by 24/7 Wall St. The temps here average 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and 78 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Yes, Honolulu has a winter, but that just means it rains more than normal from about November through April. Residents there never have to worry about freezing weather so that's a definite plus. The cost of living is high, but for many people, the hang-loose lifestyle Honolulu offers is well worth the price of relocating.

It's also no secret that Hawaii is a surfer's paradise. Being located on Oahu, Honolulu is not far from the famed North Shore where many surfing competitions take place. Even if you're not inclined to hang ten, it's amazing to watch the mad skill of those tackling huge Hawaiian waves. Rather chill on the beach imbibing a Mai Tai in your spare time? Honolulu has some of the best sandy shores in the world, including Waikiki Beach, or you can take in Insta-worthy views any time you like over at Hanauma Bay.

Miami, Florida

Florida is called the Sunshine State for a reason with numerous cities there enjoying sunny skies every month of the year. This is certainly true for Miami where the coldest month is January. Cold, however, is a relative term with an average low of 63 degrees Fahrenheit and a high of 76 degrees Fahrenheit, as noted on Weather Spark. Even in the winter, there are plenty of perfect days for checking out the vibrant scene at Lummus Park Beach or hanging with the family at North Beach Oceanside Park.

The temperate climate in Miami offers the perfect setting for diverse cultural experiences, including art festivals, museums, and cuisine. There's lots to see and do within a short drive. From South Beach nightclubs when you need a night on the town to some of the finest dining in the world, you can live like a tourist any time you like. And when you decide to take a real vacation, the cruise port in Miami offering jaunts to the Caribbean is a ride-share away.

San Diego, California

While Los Angeles and Long Beach, which is also in the L.A. area, rank high as summer weather cities, don't overlook San Diego as a California best bet. Although this hamlet is not completely devoid of smog, you'll breathe easier in San Diego when compared to Los Angeles. And with just 41 rainy days a year and highs averaging around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, as noted on the SD Experience, there's plenty of warmth to facilitate combing the area's ever-popular Coronado Beach.

In the other things to do category, if you've always wanted to learn to sail, San Diego offers the perfect vantage point. If you're not quite that ambitious, there are still plenty of tours and charters to help you find your Pacific coast sea legs. There are plenty of other things to see and do in your downtime from exploring the USS Midway Museum to visiting Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. For those wanting to venture out a bit, Baja California in Mexico is a relatively short drive from downtown.

Savannah, Georgia

There are several cities in Georgia to consider when you're seeking a temperate climate, including Atlanta, Augusta, Athens, and Columbus. If you want to be closer to those beckoning beaches, though, take a closer look at Savannah. Yes, it does cool down in the winter with January highs averaging 60 degrees Fahrenheit, as noted on Go South Savannah, so it's not quite as warm as neighboring Florida. Some of the best news for warmth seekers, though, is that it rarely snows in Savannah. The weather also warms up enough to start heading over to Tybee Island for a beach stroll in March and April and keeps it up well into the fall.

Savannah can be a perfectly charming spot to live in even if you never make it to the beach. It is known as America's most haunted city, according to Visit Savannah, so if you find the supernatural intriguing, you can do some ghost hunting there, too. There are also plenty of parks to picnic in — like the historic Forsyth Park — a waterfront to meander, and multiple museums filled with local culture and lore to explore when you take a break from the grind.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

While it certainly takes more effort to make a new home in Puerto Rico, San Juan makes sense if you want to be immersed in the Hispanic culture while living in a United States territory. Its Caribbean locale offers clear or partly cloudy skies most of the year and the temps never dip even close to freezing. And, of course, the opportunity for beach time there is ample with Balneario El Escambron being one of the most picturesque the island has to offer. You'll more than likely want to check out the snorkeling and water sports at some of the other nearby beaches in your free time as well.

San Juan living is about more than sand and surf, however. Practicing your Spanish, and perhaps becoming fluent, is an achievable goal since many of the friendly residents there are bilingual, according to U.S. News. Exploring the history of old San Juan can also be accomplished on foot. A long and winding walk through the historic district is well worth the effort not only for the museums but excellent Puerto Rican restaurants. Making the trek over to Rincon to shop for fresh veggies and local foods at the farmer's market is also doable by car.