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Top Winter Travel Destinations To Start Planning Now
As borders start to slowly reopen across the globe, now is the time to secure your reservations and ensure your spot for winter travel. Whether you are looking for warmer climates to escape the cold, or you want to embrace freezing temperatures to enjoy winter activities, here are a few destinations to consider for your next winter getaway.
1. Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
November through March marks the high season in Costa Rica, it is also the country’s busiest. With tourists flocking to the rugged shores and lush jungles of the region to escape the cold back home, popular locations can be crowed this time of year. Book your travel early to secure the best rates. Santa Teresa, located on the Western coast of the country, is a beach-lover’s paradise. The dry season ensures ample sunshine and time for outdoor exploration from nature walks, snorkeling, surfing, hiking, and trips to nearby waterfalls.
2. Paris, France
Treat yourself to spending the winter holidays in Paris. The Christmas markets are beautiful, ice skating in the city with a view of the Eiffel Tower is magical, and you will avoid the massive crowds that flock to the City of Love during the summer months. Paris in the winter can be extremely cold, with damp, windy air, so pack appropriately and make frequent stops at Parisian cafes for hot chocolate.
3. Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada
Vancouver, just two and a half hours north of Seattle, is home to stunning scenic backdrops. A truly West coast city, Vancouver offers sea and mountains, beckoning outdoor adventurers from around the world. Temperatures during the winter months tend to fall between 40 to 50 degrees, not bad compared to Canada’s neighbors to the East. To embrace the full glory of Canada’s winters, head about an hour and a half north to Whistler for some of the best skiing in the world.
The best time to visit Singapore is in February. During this month, you will find the driest weather and the most sunshine. You can also beat some of the large tourist crowds if you can book your travel outside of any school breaks or holidays. From the breathtaking flowers of Gardens of the Bay, to Singapore’s oldest Buddhist temple, Thian Hock Keng, a.k.a. Tianfu Temple, this island if full of hidden gems, picturesque landscapes, beautiful culture, and inspiration.
5. Sydney, Australia
December through February in Sydney typically sees temperature in the mid to high 70’s. Take a tour through the Habour, surf at Bondi Beach, enjoy the city’s world-renowned dining scene, and take in a show at the iconic Sydney Opera House. With so much art and culture to explore, you may find yourself booking a second trip to take it all in.