Your winter travels can go two ways- either you ditch the cold completely and chase the sun, or embrace winter and find a destination that only becomes more beautiful with a little snow.
Here are the best winter destinations for travel:
La Plagne 1800 have 5 stand-alone chalets with excellent access to Paradiski. You’ll find it surrounded by pine trees, with plenty of equipment hire options, bars, restaurants, and a supermarket. For those with kids, you’ll also find ski schools and free shuttle buses so the whole family can easily enjoy the snow and get around. Stay in a ski chalet there, and you’ll enjoy skiing (even at moonlight), along with snow walking, bobsleighing, hang gliding, paragliding, snow scooter hire, ski touring, mountaineering, swimming, and plenty of massages.
There’s little doubt that it gets cold in the Windy City, however it becomes even more beautiful in winter when its new name should be the Snowy City. If you visit in January or February you’ll need to wrap up warm, but seeing the partially frozen Lake Michigan is a treat, and you’ll need to bring your camera. Another option? Come just before Christmas and check out the Christmas tree in Macys, enjoy the lights and decorations here, and have a white Christmas.
If you are looking for a thrilling destination to go to then look no further than Wisconsin as it allows you to experience something you might have never thought of doing. You can enjoy walleye ice fishing in Green Bay to catch a favorite fish in the middle states! They might just be some of the tastiest fish out there.
This isn’t the place to go if you’re after snow or Christmas markets, but for those who are ready to ditch the cold and have some fun in the sun, Seville offers good food, warmth, and incredible architecture. The cold season here is unlikely to get colder than 16 degrees, and you’ll find plenty of bars, restaurants, and sights to see while you’re in town.
Krakow is special for a number of reasons, with excellent history, a gorgeous main square, and Christmas lights around every corner. Check out the famous haunted houses, or head to The Secret Room for some indoor fun. Polish food is delicious and hearty, so be sure to try the dumplings, and you may also want to head to Auschwitz for the day while you’re in the area- something that’s sure to make you feel blessed when you’re feeling depressed in the winter months.
Prague is beautiful throughout the year, but it becomes truly magical in the winter, when you’ll find malls lit up with decorations and the famous Christmas market which seems to get better every year. Be sure to buy some gingerbread and enjoy the mulled wine, head up to the castle, and keep an eye out for the gorgeous handpainted decorations.
Sick of winter? Get on the next plane to Thailand. While the islands in the south are worth a visit, for those wanting to get a little culture in with their vacation, Chiang Mai is a must visit. It seems like you’re stumbling over a temple everywhere you go, and there’s nothing better than hiring a scooter and heading up to Mae Rim or taking a drive around the old town with the sun on your arms and the wind in your hair.