Sandy Winter

As the hipsters of the Northeastern United States gradually turn into ice, Uruguay's artsy crowd heads to beach town of La Pedrera during their summer (read: now). La Pedrera is a laid back, scenic beach town which right now is experiencing a tragic heatwave in the mid 70s. 

A short two-hour car ride from Montevideo gets you to the charming Brisas de la Pedrera, a well appointed boutique hotel filled with mid-century modern furniture. From there, you can explore the town's beaches, culinary and nightlife scenes while simultaneously sending mass Snapchat selfies to make your friends up north jealous.