Yes, February is for lovers, but it is the perfect month for travel lovers as well. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is finally over and spring is right around the corner. February presents some perfect opportunities to get away, and have fun both in the cold and in warmer destinations.
Winter isn’t quite over you haven’t taken advantage of your winter clothing and gear, now is the time to do so by the trip to a snowy destination. There are many places to visit for winter fun. Montreal , Canada has a few festivals if you don’t mind the blistering cold. If you want to get into some winter outdoor action, go no further than Park City, Utah. It is home to the United States Ski Team and, naturally, some of the best skiing in the country.
If the idea of a cold winter vacation doesn’t appeal to you, there are many warmer destinations to visit instead. Of course, The Exumas, Bahamas is an ideal go-to for a break from the cold. You can also visit the mall dives, just southwest of Sri Lanka, The Maldives are self proclaimed as the “Sunny Side of Life”, so rest assured you’ll have your fair share of sunny warmth to enjoy.
No matter what vacation experience you’re aiming for, February is a better man than any to go for it. There’s a destination for any and everyone, warm or cold, sun or snow. To give you some inspiration for your next vacation, here are the best places to travel in February.
Having Miami on this list is a no-brainer, considering it’s pretty warm year-round and there’s always something to do. However, since Miami is warm and sunny while a majority of the United States is still cold, you can expect to pay a premium price. But it’s well worth it.
The warm weather and the many festivals make this spot the perfect place to visit in February. For foodies and or winos, the South Beach wine and food festival is something you don’t want to miss. You’ll find some of the best chefs from around the world as well as some of the best wineries.
There’s other great festival happening to, such as the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and the Progressive Miami International Boat Show. The city rarely ever sleep so no matter what your definition of fun is, there’s always something to satisfy your demands.
With its hidden bridges and beautiful canals, this city is known worldwide as one of the best cities for love. While Dennis is more known as a popular summer destination, the city is extremely festive and lively in the month of February. Perhaps the biggest event happening in February is the Carnival of Venice, which takes place during the second half of the month (February 18 through March 5). The Carnival includes a series of dances, gala dinners, parades, street shows, and much more.
If you’re a lively and/or party going person, then plan your trip so that you’ll be in town for this festival. If not, then plan to visit Venice in the first half of the month, when the city is much quieter. It’ll be less crowded to, giving you a great opportunity to explore the many beautiful attractions in the city.
Park city is home for the United State Ski Team, and for good reason. This winter wonderland is a winter sports fanatics dreamland. There are over 400 downhill trails for skiing and snowboarding, covering over 3,300 acres.
In February, the weather is perfect for outdoor action. After you hit the slopes (or if you want to avoid the slopes), the old West-Style Main Street is the place to go. Getting from the mountains to the town is easy as the town life is available all day for your convenience.
Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong offers the best of both worlds in the month of February. It’s home to some of the world’s largest skyscrapers, offering a truly cosmopolitan city feel. However, just a 20 minute drive out of the city in almost any direction will lead you to beautiful beaches and hiking trails through lush green mountains.
There is activities for everyone to enjoy. If you prefer outdoor adventures, options include hiking, paragliding off of mountaintops, snorkeling, and cruising in a speedboat. If you prefer to explore the main city, there’s plenty of opportunities as well. Places such as the streets of Causeway Bay, Flower Market,Goldfish Market, and the markets of Mongkok offer amazing sightseeing and shopping experiences.
Even though Mardi Gras is technically a one-day event, New Orleans celebrates the holiday for the entire month. You’ll find festive parades and celebrations no matter where you go in the city, so rest assured you’ll have no problem finding something to do.
The weather is fairly mild, ranging from 65-75°F, so you only need a light coat on certain days. Don’t forget to stop by iconic attractions like Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, one of the oldest bars in the United States.
There’s no denying that in February in Finnish Lapland is bone-chillingly cold, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a great vacation spot. You can hop on the world’s only saw the gondola, a wooden cable car that takes you over the slopes of Yllas Ski Resort as you break a sweat in the sauna. Or you can hop on a fat-bike (a bike with thicker treads to help you peddle in the snow) and cycle across the Yllas National Park snow.
If you’re more interested in seeing the Northern Lights, Finnish Lapland is the place to be. The views are spectacular in February, especially from the Aurora Domes at Harriniva, where you can stay in an igloo-shaped tent with a transparent ceiling for easy Northern Light viewing.
The Maldives,South Asia
The Maldives, self proclaimed as “The Sunny Side of Life”, is a tropical nation actually consisting of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1000 coral islands. Almost all of these islands of both the ideal setup, clear azure water, golden soft sands, and plentiful palm trees.
If you want a very relaxed beach vacation, this is probably the best destination to consider. There is truly no shortage of paradise in the Maldives.
Senegal is an adventurer’s paradise. A destination with its own unique culture, Senegal offers an array of wildlife, amazingly delicious cuisine and a spectacular art culture. The clean and warm beaches are perfect for surfing, and February see some of the biggest weight yet.
While Senegal is warm and tropical all year round,the month of February has virtually no rain, perfect temperatures and eight or more hours of warm sunshine every single day. It doesn’t get any better than that.
The Exumas, Bahamas
If you’ve been wondering where those swimming pigs you keep seeing on the grammar located, the answer is The Exumas. The Exumas are a part of the Bahamas that are located approximately 35 miles south east of Nassau (or about 300 air miles from Miami) and are famously known for their turquoise waters, white sand beaches, uniquely store clean experiences, and you guessed it, swimming pigs.
The swimming pigs live on the Big major Cay. Although no one knows how they ended up there, these kids are very friendly with people. In fact, they often swim out to both as tourists arrive.
If you go over to the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, you’ll get a fair share of wildlife sightings such as barracuda, lobsters, eagle rays, iguanas, turtles, and a variety of seabirds. The weather in the Exumas is fairly warm and mild all year long, making it a great option for February travels.
Wherever you choose go in February, I am sure you will LOVE it.