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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is a city surrounded by misty mountains, golden temples, and verdant rice terraces, all with a climate that rarely dips below 60 degrees.
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 has all the makings of a perfect Nordic village, from colorful wooden buildings, scenic harbor, to sweeping views of the surrounding fjords.
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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