With temperatures to as low as -18 degrees Celsius , the English winter is usually very cold and you have to dress heavily or stay indoors to keep warm . However, there are several destinations around the world that offer a great escape from the chilly winter months. These places not only boast of warmer climates but also have numerous attractions for visitors including museums, parks and beaches.
If you are looking for the best winter sun destination this year, the Canary Islands should be on your list of possible destinations. Located off Morocco’s north-west coast ,the islands is an archipelago comprising seven distinct islands you can choose from but each of them offer winter sun, sand, sea and rich Spanish culture.
The largest of the Canary Islands is Tenerife and is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in winter. It has a great all-year-round climate, a contrasting landscape comprising volcanoes and lush valleys, and a coastline filled with charming fishing villages as well as numerous tourist resorts. It’s the perfect destination for the beach lover or water-sports enthusiast. Other islands that offer great beach experience here include Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
Also known as the â€œislands of calm, Balearic Islands offer something unique during spring, summer and autumn as well as winter. One of the best spots to view in winter is the Tramutana Mountain range, a beautiful landscape that is often covered in snow in winter months. During this time of the year, the air on the island is usually filled with smell of pine, thyme and rosemary, trees are full of fruits and wine is often fermenting in wine cellars (this is especially common the Binissalem and Levante areas of the island).
Winter allows tourists to discover the island as excursionists, enjoy a great walk wearing boots and watch things calmly without the congestion and overcrowding witnessed during summer. It’s also the perfect time to enjoy the unique Balearic Island cuisine. Whether your looking for an elegant restaurant, a gourmet’s temple, a ‘tapas’ bar or a wine cellar/bar, this island caters to different tastes.
With the one of the sunniest winter climates and highest winter temperatures in the United States, things cannot really go wrong on a winter holiday in Florida. South Florida boasts of a subtropical climate that features balmy days as well as high temperatures throughout winter. On the other hand, Peninsula Florida is normally surrounded by warm water and has all year-round sunshine, making it ideal for a vacation in winter.
If your looking for a winter destination filled with sun, sea and sand, Florida is a good bet. Apart from the beautiful beaches and unique, paradisiacal conditions, there are many other things do while in the Sunshine State. One of the key spots here is Florida Keys which comprises 1700 islands and is popular for its beautiful beaches and great scuba diving opportunities. St Augustine is a must visit for those interested in history since it has a large, beautiful fort as well as several museums to peruse.
There is no end of destinations for winter holidays around the world to choose from. You can choose to enjoy the countryside, go skiing, scuba diving, admire works of