5 Best Destinations for Winter
The winter season is the perfect time of year to vacation to the most beautiful destinations in the world. The holiday spirit brings enough warmth to repel the cold that winter brings.
Whether you enjoy spending time with your family and friends in the coldest winter destinations or you prefer to spend winter on a beach under the sun, these destinations are all so stunningly unique that they are worth your winter break.
This Estonian city is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe. Rich in culture, history, and beauty, this is a beautiful destination for families and friends this winter. Tallinn’s history begins all the way in 13th century Europe.
Have your winter jackets and boots packed and ready to go for this vacation destination. With temperatures near freezing, it can get really cold during December in Estonia. Tallinn’s Old Town is one of the best places to stay, as it is the center of activity! Things to do in the Old Town include:
- Sightseeing the beautiful architecture
- See the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
- Visit the Christmas Market
- Visit the St Olaf Church
Sometimes the best part of winter is escaping the cold, wet weather. Nothing says relaxing winter vacation like a warm-weather destination. St. Lucia is a Caribbean island that is very warm year-round. The temperatures in the winter months are warm, but not as unbearably hot as the summer.
This Caribbean island is layered with mountains like the Pitons and gorgeous, tropical rainforests. Who says winter always has to be cold? Some of the best things to do in St. Lucia are:
- Mud bathing in the Sulphur Springs
- Private island tours
- Pigeon Island National Park
If you are interested in adventure, winter sports, and winter fun, then Interlaken is the perfect winter destination for you. Located near the Swiss Alps, this city has beautiful views, a picturesque landscape, and all the winter activities you could ever dream of participating in.
Take your family kayaking on the clear blue lake to see the Swiss Alps, but be sure to wear a coat because it gets cold. If you would rather go snowboarding, ice skating, or skiing down the mountains, Interlaken is the place to do so!
Interlaken is also the perfect destination to stay indoors to drink some warm hot chocolate or eat some Swiss chocolate. This winter destination is one anyone in your family would enjoy:
- Climb Jungfrau Mountain
- Make your own Swiss Chocolate at Funky Chocolate Club
- Winter cruise on Lake Thun
The beautiful view of the Northern Lights is reason alone to visit Greenland during the winter. December and January are the best months to see the lights as they are more visible during this time of year.
Greenland has more to offer than beautiful lights. Depending on where you decide to spend your time, they provide boat tours to see icebergs up close, cruises to see the land from different angles, and diving experiences. Check out these things to do:
- The Northern Lights
- Whale watching
- Uunartoq Hot Springs
- Greenland National Museum
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Spend some time soaking up the sun this winter in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The end of the year is one of the best times to visit this beautiful Brazilian city because the temperature reaches an average high of 84 degrees Fahrenheit and an average low of 72 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun doesn’t make outdoor activities too hot, but just warm enough to spend the whole day in the sun.
Interact with the culture by enjoying food, Samba shows, and more. Take a walking tour in Rocinha Favela to get to know the country and its people. Rio de Janeiro is also the home of Christ the Redeemer, an iconic Art Deco statue that was created by French sculptor Paul Landowski. If you are more interested in spending time in the water, take your boat out on the water just in time to watch the sunset.
There is so much to do and see in the world, especially during the winter. Gather all of your closest family members and friends and celebrate the holidays away from home. Treat yourself to a fully planned vacation, and give us a call today at 888.538.7603.