It has been said that every mile is two in winter…
If you’re going to fly off somewhere this winter make sure you do it right. Whether you’re looking for a place to thaw out or even freeze up we’ve got just the list for you!
Here are the world’s top winter destinations:
Close proximity to the ecuator makes Costa Rica virtually winter-free. The dry season here runs from January well into March and the combination of world class beaches, hotsprings, biodiversity, and low prices make it more than attractive!
Did we mention it was voted the happiest place in the world by Happy Planet Index?
This winter sport lover’s dream town is wedged between three gigantic mountains on a Swiss alluvial plain. With over 200 kilometers of ski pistes and 220 kilometers of winter walking trails it’s a veritable playground for those looking to crush calories in the cold.
The bareable (‘only’ about 29 degrees) portion of the dry season here runs from November to January. Beach bums looking for uncrowded spots under the winter sun will get it, but you’ll stay for the open minded and hospitable Buddhist majority locals.
The world’s largest religious monument at Angkor Wat should be on any bucket list.
It has been called the Hamptons of South America or the French Riviera of the South!
This burgeoning Uruguayan playground peninsula and its beach/party/sleep routine touches 25 degrees daily – avoid the crowds by going in March or hit it head on in January for one of the best Carnival celebrations in the world.
Lithuania‘s capital simply doesn’t get the same city break respect as other Baltic state cities. Here the bright Baroque beauty, tangible Cold War history, rebellious spirit, and 5 euro meals make it one of Europe’s most underrated destinations.
Yes, you didn’t need a rocket scientist for help with this one!
The summer season in Rio means soaring temperatures but unfortunately there are soaring prices to match. Book early. Unless you’re a hermit seeing the city alive and in its element over Carnival season is much preferable to any other time.
This Canadian ski resort town is reachable in 90 minutes from Vancouver after taking one of the world’s most scenic drives on the Sea to Sky Highway. The accolades speak for themselves: Most Consistent Snow, Most North American Terrain, Best Ski School.
Throw in some world-class shopping, dining, and even a few wild bears and you’re all set!
If a picture is worth a thousand words then why do we even bother writing this one?
The beaches here are well known but what’ll keep you in Miami is the Latin flair, cultural diversity, and art deco architecture. If you’re looking for a big New Year’s Eve look no further.