Top 5 Winter Destinations Around the World
Whether you’re searching for a Winter wonderland or a sunny escape, there are tons of incredible destinations to visit in the Winter. Finding time to travel in the Winter months can be challenging, but a Winter vacation gives you the opportunity to experience destinations during a unique and special time of year. Ready to pack your bags this season but not sure where to go? We’ve got expert tips on everything from the best things to do in Prague, New York City, and more! Here are five of our favorite places for a Winter getaway…
1. Prague, Czech Republic
There’s nowhere more magical than Prague during the Winter. With a chill in the air and snow on the cobblestoned streets, this charming European city will surely steal your heart. In December, Prague comes alive with bustling Christmas markets that are filled with delicious treats, shopping, and wine. The two best markets are in Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square. Set against the backdrop of breathtaking Prague castles and medieval buildings, the Christmas Markets are truly a stunning sight to see that you can only find in the Winter! Prague is one of the best European Winter vacations you can imagine.
2. New York City, New York
Winter here is iconic and our travel itineraries are tailored to stop at the best attractions, guide you to the most delicious dining venues, and stay in the best hotels in New York City. From ice skating in Central Park or in Rockefeller Center to checking out the incredible window displays in famous department stores, there are so many ways to take advantage of New York City in the Winter. If ice skating isn’t your style, warm up indoors at one of the many famous museums across the city, or treat yourself to a cozy dinner and a musical on Broadway (during December there are many fabulous holiday shows). Taking a stroll throw snowy Central Park is another great Winter activity, and it will warm you up. New York City really does shine the brightest in the Winter!
3. Siem Reap, Cambodia
For a warmer Winter trip, Siem Reap is an ideal destination. December to February in Siem Reap is the dry season, which means you’ll get endless sunny days and warm (but not stifling) temperatures. The amazing weather is perfect for exploring incredible Angkor Wat, which is an area of temples and the largest religious monument in the world. Try biking through the beautiful Cambodian countryside, enjoy a fabulous Thai massage, or taste regional delicacies in the local food markets. There’s no better time of year to enjoy and explore Siem Reap.
4. Bergen, Norway
Bergen is the ultimate snowy Winter getaway. Surrounded by stunning cliffs, mountains, and famous Norway fjords, Bergen is an idyllic location to spend a cozy vacation. The town features rows of colorful historic houses and buildings that pop against an all-white snowy backdrop. If you’re a snow sports lover, get ready for some amazing skiing, sledding, snow-shoeing, and hiking. Also, be sure to take the Fløibanen Funicular up to Fløyen Mountain for panoramic views of the snow-covered city and landscape below.
5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
If 80-degree weather, white sand beaches, and exciting parties sound good to you, definitely head to Rio De Janeiro this Winter. Since Winter in North America means Summer in Brazil, you’ll experience sunny, warm weather that will be perfect for heading to one of Rio de Janeiro’s famous beaches, Copacabana and Ipanema. For those looking for more adventure, take the cable cars to the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain and spend the day hiking and admiring the incredible views. During the holiday season, there are many festive events such as outdoor music performances, holiday shows, and more.
These spots are ideal for spending a Winter vacation of any kind, whether you want to spend your days in the snow or in the sand. If you’re feeling inspired to get away this Winter, consider a guided tour. are a few of our favorite guided tours that will take you to these destinations and beyond…