Today we’re going to present to you the most amazing winter destinations to travel to this year. If you’re looking for a winter getaway to exercise your skiing and snowboarding skills. Or to enjoy the sight of thick flakes falling from the sky while drinking a cup of hot chocolate or some fine wine. You’re looking for a way to experience that childhood feeling of holidays approaching by visiting a new city. We put together a top list with the most amazing winter destinations that will definitely light the traveling sparkle in you. And make you want to buy that plane ticket pack your warm clothes and fly away to fairytale land.
10. Reykjavik Iceland
Enjoy the long winter nights in Reykjavik Iceland. You can’t begin talking about winter destinations without naming wonderful Iceland. Choosing Reykjavik the country’s capital for a holiday getaway will show you some very hard to forget scenery during the winter. The night sky is illuminated by regular displays of the Northern Lights or by the occasional fall of sparkling snow. To complete the spectacle in Reykjavik there is a full calendar of cultural events during the winter. And a special schedule for Christmas and New
Year’s Eve celebrations in February.
You can attend the Winter Lights festival that celebrates the growing light after a long period of darkness. Through artistic demonstrations and sports competitions. Reykjavik is the home of fascinating national parks, geothermal pools, spas, and glorious wilderness. A night spent in Reykjavik mid-season will to you from $70 a night at the cheapest up to a few thousand dollars.
Keep yourself warm in Switzerland. Where should we start for Switzerland, the country is famous for its fairytale-like villages, numerous lakes, and luxurious skiing resorts. Placed in one of the most dramatic mountains ranges the Alps. It’s the country most loved by winter sports enthusiasts so let us put a light on where to go depending on your preferences. If you’re looking for the best powder go to the ender Motte skiing resort. It’s a good position for gathering snow being an expert’s mountain. You can find accommodation in the small city of Angier’s mouth at a reasonable price. Or you can spoil yourself in the luxury offered by the Chetty hotel for the price of three thousand dollars a night.
If you’re looking for a partying resort try the Zermatt because it has something for everyone. From wine bars to large venues for partying or night clubs. Where you can dance till the morning such as Bern and st. Moritz. This country will never fail to take your breath away and leave you wondering. Whether you’ve immersed in a dream mesmerizing places such as the Swiss National Park, Lake Geneva, the Rhine Falls, and the Jungfrau region. Make this country the perfect winter destination especially for a family vacation.
8. Quebec Canada
Spend a night Elsa style in a nice hotel in Quebec Canada. Just 10 minutes outside of Quebec City you can spend the night sleeping on a slab of ice in the Attalla glass. The hotel is built every year in January out of ice and snow and stands until March with around $1,000 a night for two. You’ll live one of the coolest experiences ever. The hotel offers 44
themed rooms Premium ones even have a fireplace in the middle for a more pleasant experience. The ice won’t melt because of it so don’t worry a nice sculpted Chapel for a wedding or vow renewal services. And a Nordic relaxation area where you can enjoy outdoor spas and saunas.
7. Breckenridge Colorado
Breckenridge Colorado was chosen by people as being the number one best place to visit in Colorado. And the best ski destination in the USA and number two in the best ski destinations worldwide. Breckenridge Colorado has a friendly atmosphere and amazing ski slopes. You can spend days going up and down the mountain and nights refueling at the city’s bars and restaurants. If you’re looking for a complete experience you can spend your nights at some of the best hotels in Colorado.
Such as one ski Hill Place, Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center or crystal Peak Lodge. You can find there a range of activities to do by yourself. Such as spas and relaxation rooms or with the entire family like bowling and swimming pools. The prices in December for example range from 250 to $500 a night for two people. If you were to visit in the summer you could also go hiking or mountain climbing in the area.
6. Park City, Utah
To help you find this one on the map a little bit faster Park City lies east of Salt Lake City in the western state of Utah. And is a world-class mountain destination located in the authentic and historic western town? If you’re in love with winter sports this destination is for you. As of 2015 Park City Mountain Resort combined with The Canyons Resort and created the largest ski resort in North America. You’ll find everything you need there from different difficulty level slopes to nice restaurants and cozy hotels to make you enjoy your holiday getaway.
5. Copenhagen Denmark
From the tip of the mountains, we go down to the heart of some of the most beautiful cities to visit during winter. And our first stop is Copenhagen you can visit the Christmas market in December and relax in a hot sauna all winter long. But what’s really nice to see while visiting is the fairytale castles. Denmark was once a monarchy and you can book trips to see most of the castles not far from the city. The snow complements the castle site making the experience so memorable. And if you’re a lover of culture you can find free museums to defrost your toes and beautiful cafes to warm your soul with a hot drink
4. Tokyo Japan
Moving forward with our top list we have Tokyo. And they say the best way to enjoy a Japanese winter holiday is by soaking in a hot spring bath. If you’re visiting Tokyo make sure you notice the contrast of the loud and colorful Christmas celebrations. And the still green traditional Japanese gardens and the temperature rarely falls below zero degrees. And if you’re lucky you’ll see plum trees blossom called. You may especially in February all in all Tokyo is an amazing city to visit during winter like no other.
3. Budapest Hungary
You can’t go skiing in the Hungarian capital but one thing you can do is go ice-skating in a fairytale setting. Make sure you don’t miss the city ice rink surrounded by an imposing castle. And to make the fairy tale live a bit longer you shouldn’t miss a Nutcracker performance at the Hungarian State Opera House. The food is also delicious and the coffee shops are to die for. What we’re trying to say is if you’re planning to visit one European city this winter put Budapest on that list. It has everything you’d wish for and more.
2. Prague Czech Republic
There’s something about winter and Europe especially around Christmas time that makes it a memorable experience. Maybe it’s the heavy snow and heavy history surrounding the whole area. And preserved everywhere from the architecture to customs and traditions. The same goes for the Prague Czech Republic one of the most enjoyable experiences to have there. Attending the candy giveaway on st. Nicholas Eve on December 5th Nicholas. The Czech Saint Nick roams the streets to pass out treats to good children.
You can see him in the old town square during the evening. Another custom to get engaged in is the bohemian carnival and masochist that’s the Czechs farewell to winter. And it takes place at the end of February or beginning of March. It all ends up in a masked open-air party and everyone enjoys it.
Bring out the Christmas spirit in you by visiting Vienna Austria. Vienna during the winter is love at first sight and one can’t argue that it’s the most beautiful city to visit. Especially around Christmas time maybe Santa Claus lives at the North Pole. But the Christmas spirit was definitely born in Vienna at their annual Christmas market. The car-free city center, the stunning history beautifully preserved, the impressive architecture. And the accents of art and fashion displayed all around the city make Vienna one heartwarming destination. While in Vienna you must buy things from the Christmas market.
Visit st. Stephen’s Cathedral, go to the hospice and listen to a concert at the Vienna State Opera. And if you get tired of all the shopping and cultural engagement you can escape at one of the skiing resorts close to the city. Or you can retreat to your hotel room or a cafe to admire the beauty of the city from a warmer spot. One night at an Austrian hotel can go anywhere up from $100 a night for two people.