In the cold season, with so much time left until summer comes, February is ideal for the journey of a lifetime from where you’ll return with many unforgettable memories. Although it is the shortest month of the year, it’s still a very good time get a cool holiday, especially for those who still have to recover from a stressful year.
We’ve put together a list of the best tourist destinations you should visit during winter in order to discover more about this wonderful world!
Honolulu – Hawaii
If you are tired of the quiet beaches and want to watch or ride the giant waves, spending some quality time on the northern shores of Hawaii in February should be your next goal. You will find here waves up to 30 feet tall, some of which only professional surfers ride. It is an amazing opportunity to take a lot of cool photos to bring back home, and admire the hundreds of whales making their annual migration.
With the end of the monsoon season, February marks the start of the traveling season in Singapore. Hotels tend to be less expensive this time of year, with average rates of $275 compared to their fall rates which are typically much higher. Singapore is home to one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in the world, starting on Feb. 16 with colorful streets and lanterns, where you’ll find a wide range of seasonal food offered by street vendors.
Sultanate of Oman
Flights to Oman are often cheaper than to any other places either in Europe or America. In February we’ll find a pleasant, mild climate in Oman, just perfect for a getaway from the cold winter.
Visit the port city of Muscat, the capital of the country, which is home for two 500 year-old Portuguese fortresses, the Royal Opera House and a historic mosque with a 164-foot dome. If you drive two hours to the west of Muscat, you’ll reach the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar, 6,500 feet high.
Los Cabos – Mexico
When Americans start traveling south in search of warm temperatures, they usually end up on the shores of San Jose del Cabo. This coastal city, with its numerous terraced buildings and dozens of art galleries, has enough shops, restaurants and bars to keep you entertained all the time.
Beaver Creek – Colorado
For those of you who either are novice skiers or do not care so much about the sport, you could have a great time visiting Beaver Creek in February. This is a beautiful city in the mountains which is focused on non-ski activities. You have, for example, the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, which allows guests to enjoy the beautiful snow from indoors, at the spa, or get a private dinner in an authentic historic cabin dating back to 1900.
At night, guests can put on a pair of snow boots and go star gazing. The views are guaranteed to be particularly spectacular against the backdrop of the snowy white mountains.
It is always wonderful to explore a new part of the Mediterranean, a vast area stretching over 10 countries. Throughout winter, we believe that the best option may be paying a visit to the island of Cyprus. Here, the magnificent beaches and castle are about 1,000 years old and built from rocks. Cyprus on average gets about 320 sunny days per year. It is an amazing opportunity for travelers with vitamin D deficiency, as they can visit the golden beach and bathe under the sun, enjoying the vast sandy dunes and the soothing nature.