Handout Photo, Baltimore Sun
March 8, 2005
From Baltimore: 1,498 miles, about a three-hour flight
Why it's hot: For history buffs, Santo Domingo offers a rich colonial history. Venture to Punta Cana, above, for all-inclusive resorts and miles of sandy beaches. And winter is pro baseball season.
Information: Visit http://www.godominicanrepublic.com.