Is the cold weather transforming you into an unsatisfied villain with constant complaints? Do you have the time for a winter holiday? If yes, you’re not far from getting yourself into good mood again. Luckily for you, February is the dry and warm season in many cheap and charming destinations around the world, so get ready to start exploring and book your trip in advance.
The following 10 destinations will definitely make you remember this winter for something other than the cold.
- Mexico City, Mexico
February is the best time to visit Mexico. This city gets unbearably hot during the summer months, but it’s pleasantly warm during this season. You don’t have to be worried about getting caught in the rain, because there’s virtually no rain in this destination. The best part is that you have limitless options of destinations and monuments to visit.
- Cartagena, Colombia
Now that the Christmas season is gone, it’s the best time to start looking for cheap arrangements for Cartagena. This city looks magical in pictures, doesn’t it? Well the experience gets even better when you pay a bargain price for it!
The best deals at the best hotels are booked really early, so you better lock the best opportunity as soon as possible.
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
If you have always dreamed about Rio, February is the best time to take actions. Of course, you have to act early if you want to get good bargains during this month, because the Carnival starts on February 28 this year. If you are looking for cheap prices, it would be best to visit Rio during the first weeks of February and avoid the Carnival spectacle.
- Lima, Peru
Lima is the favorite destination for many upper-class and middle-class South Americans. Nevertheless, this city never gets overwhelmingly touristic, so you won’t get uncomfortable in the crowd.
Lima is not the best place to visit if you’re after the cool beaches, but it’s fantastic if you want to experience another culture and visit breathtaking sights, such as the San Pedro Church, Plaza de Armas, the Historic Centre of Lima, Aliaga House, and many others.
- European cities
Well, there are hardly any European cities with great weather in February, but this is still the best time for cultural tourism because of one main factor: it’s cheaper to visit Europe during the off season.
You won’t mind the cold when you walk around the forgotten streets of Paris, Berlin, Lisbon, Prague, Barcelona and many other lovely cities.
- Cape Town, South Africa
The prices in Cape Town can go sky-high during the high season, but you can find great bargains in February. The weather is warm and pleasant, so you will absolutely love taking safari adventures and walking around the city. Cape Town is an extremely alive city with lots of tastes, sounds and colors to experience.
- Chiang Mai, Thailand
February is the driest season in Chiang Mai, and that’s more beneficial than you could imagine. It’s always a good time to enjoy Thai massages, but February is the best month for trekking and sightseeing. It gets warm during the days, but the nights will cool down the overpowering impressions.
- Goa, India
India is the most desired destination for spiritual travelers, but you will enjoy it just as much even if you’re not “seeking for yourself”. Traveling to India doesn’t come without minor (or major) hassles, but the experience is totally worth it. Goa is the most wonderful beach resort area you could think of in February.
- Luang Prabang, Laos
Luang Prabang is getting more popular by the year, so you better book your trip as soon as possible, before this destination gets literally attacked by tourists from all over the world. Although the city is more expensive than other destinations in Laos, it’s still a bargain when international tourist standards get in the picture.
- Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
This is a sprawling and huge city, so it will take more time to plan your trip there. Although this is high season for Ho Chi Minh, you will still be surprised by the cheap prices.
Vietnam is breathtaking as a whole, so don’t limit your trip only to this city.
Who said that summer months are the only good time to travel? February is probably the best time of year for people who want to escape the cold weather in their cities and treat themselves with the trip of their dreams. The prices are better and you can experience more of the local cultures during off season. Don’t wait any longer; start exploring the hottest February destinations and book the trip of your life.
Fred is a professional blogger. He is working on his new book now and dreams of becoming a famous writer. Currently he is also an editor at Essay eagles.