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Best Places to visit this Winter

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Best places to visit this winter

Whenever the cold weather swings around, we envision a ski vacation or trip to a snow-covered European village, and other days we start planning our next beach trip while scorning the sub-zero temperatures.

This list features 10 of the best winter places to visit right now, from sunny getaways to ski resorts!

Dolomites, Italy

The Dolomites are the cozy cousin to the Alps’ ski towns. The area’s powdery slopes can be accessed via the 86-mile Great Dolomites Road, one of the world’s most beautiful alpine drives, and a perfect day trip from Venice.

Dolomites covered with snow in Winter

New York City, US

There are only a few things that come close to a New York City Christmas. Some traditions to check out are Rockefeller Tree, the Rockettes, ice skating in Central Park, or The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, there is a number of things to do and see!

New York skating ring

Stowe, Vermont

A snow-filled, family fun at Spruce Peak at Stowe in Vermont. The $500-million-dollar ski and lifestyle community, anchored by Stowe Mountain Lodge, is an adventure destination, where snowboarding, ice climbing, cross-country skiing, and, of course, excellent skiing are on the agenda.

House and fields in Stowe, Vermont

Prague, Czech Republic

If you thought Prague was beautiful in the summer, just wait until you see it during the winter months. The city’s Gothic architecture provides the perfect backdrop for sugary pastries and roasted ham, warming up on mulled wine, and indulging in some holiday shopping.

People in old town square in Prague

Prague’s Christmas markets take place in the Old Town and Wenceslas squares, which are just five minutes apart by foot. The markets are filled with traditional Czech goods and ornaments and marked by a frenzy of holiday carols and lights.

Sri Lanka

With countless sacred sites, boundless blue waters, Sri Lanka offers charms to those willing to explore. Sri Lanka is full of post- and pre-colonial history in the capital city Colombo and eight UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Sri Lanka Beach resort at Sunset

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is cold, but do not worry, there are enough pubs to keep you warm with a glass of original Guinness beer. In addition to that Dublin has been voted to be one of the friendliest cities in Europe. There are also Dublin Mountains and Wicklow Mountains that provide a natural getaway, hiking trails, and panoramic views.

Dublin in winter

Vienna, Austria

This historic city embedded in the Alpine region is a winter center of attraction. In winter it provides numerous entertaining activities. The skating rinks like the one in the Town Hall are surrounded by amazing architecture. Before the holidays Christmas markets take over the city, where you can find sweets, delicacies, and local crafts.

Vienna Streets in Winter

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo becomes one dazzling center of attraction in winter. The Christmas lights and decorations remind you that this is the country of innovation. You can go shopping, skiing, or snowboarding in numerous areas around Tokyo.

Temple in Tokyo covered with snow

If you do not like winter activities relax there are hot springs, attend one of the many winter festivals like Tori no Ichi and the Jingu Gaien Icho Matsuri, and of course be the first in the world to celebrate New Year.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is a city surrounded by misty mountains, golden temples, and verdant rice terraces, all with a climate that rarely dips below 60 degrees.

Rice Fields in Chiang Mai

During the city’s Flower Festival, held every February in Suan Buak Hat public garden, every street in the old city is covered in flowers and plants for three days.

Bergen, Norway

Bergen has all the makings of a perfect Nordic village, from colorful wooden buildings, scenic harbor, to sweeping views of the surrounding fjords.

Houses next to river in Bergen, Norway

The town looks beautiful in the summer, but it’s during the winter months that you get to view the Northern Lights during their peak season. If you’re going to be freezing up in Scandinavia, you might as well get to cross an astronomical item off your bucket list.

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Hello! I’m Sara, a Croatian native. I’ve traveled all over the world and have knocked out some amazing cities and countries off my bucket list.

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