Places To Visit In February
Okay, so, you’ve made it through the dreaded month of January after coming back down to earth following all of Decembers celebrations and buying Christmas gifts. Don’t you think you deserve a treat? What better treat than some travel. In our latest post, we’re looking at some of the best places to visit around the world in February. If you’re looking for some serious travel inspiration that will have you creating Pinterest boards in no time, you’ll want to read on…
1. For Some Traditional Italian Culture, Head To Venice…
For us, February is most certainly one of the best months to visit the enchanting city of Venice. February is carnival time in Venice, which makes it the very best time to visit. As the famous St Mark’s Square is brimming with vibrant colours and hordes of people while the canals are busier than ever, you will not be disappointed in the floating city. Sure, if you’ve pictured yourself strolling the narrow streets before retreating for an Aperol Spritz, Carnival probably isn’t for you. However, if you’re willing to see past the slightly cold weather and crazy crowds, it will be a trip to remember for you.
2. If You’re In Search Of A Wildlife Experience, Visit Botswana
With prices in February around 40 per cent lower than what they are in high season, it’s a great time to try a safari in Africa without breaking the bank. The thunderstorms that you might encounter are sure to provide dramatic backdrops and lush vegetation as you snap away those picture-perfect photos during your adventure. What’s more, during February, a lot of the resident wildlife have babies. So, if you want to see baby zebras, wildebeest and antelope in their natural habitat, it’s a great time to go.
3. If You’re Looking For A Winter Wonderland, Iceland Is The Place For You
As one of the darkest months of the year in Iceland, the chances of witnessing the breath-taking display of the Northern Lights are pretty good. Sure, winters in Iceland can be harsh and a little unpredictable to say the least, so, you might run the risk of some activities being cancelled. With that said, Iceland runs like clockwork come rain or snow, so, you might be surprised by the types of conditions the tours operate in. If you do visit in February, the Blue Lagoon, the Golden Circle and the surprisingly lively nightlife should make it to your bucket list!
4. If You’d Prefer To Stay In The Homeland, Yellowstone Is Calling Your Name
During February, Yellowstone National Park transforms into a winter wonderland, playing home to limited visitors. If you’re looking for the perfect opportunity to spot the wildlife, cross-country ski and take a thrilling ride on a snowmobile, then visiting one of the best national parks in the US in February is ideal for you.
5. If You Need Colourful Streets, Latin And Caribbean Cultures And Beautiful Beaches, Jet Down To Cartagena, Colombia
The seaside Colombian seaside city of Colombia is a place that you are sure to fall in love with. Playing home to a real feast for the senses, with colourful streets, bright murals and unbeatable live music, you won’t grow tired of this beautiful destination. If you’re ready to soak up the sun during your days on the beaches before partying the night away with manly cocktails, hip restaurants and lively nightlife, Cartagena is practically made for you.
6. If You Picture Yourself Sipping Wine And Taking In Scenery, Mendoza, Argentina Is A Great Choice
By February, summer in Argentina is in full swing. Boasting clear skies, beautiful scenery as far as the eye can see and of course, endless wine, few places are more tempting. With that said, the laid-back city of Mendoza is far more than a gateway to Argentina’s wine country, in fact, it’s a destination brimming of buzzing bars, restaurants and even festivals. Of course, while you’re in Argentina, you always have the option to explore some of the countries most incredible cities such as Cordoba, Ushuaia and the world famous Iguazu Waterfalls. Remember, Argentina is a big place, so if you want to see it all, you’ll need a lot of time.
7. If You Fancy Going Down Under, Melbourne Ticks All The Boxes
It’s pretty easy to see why Australia’s capital of endless cool is sometimes compared to London. Home to temperamental weather, hipsters and buzzing café scene, it can appear to be a hotter, more expensive London. However, the magical month of February sees the lowest rainfall and highest temperatures of the entire year, so, you can rest assured it’s a pretty good time to visit. If you want to experience stunning parks, bustling rooftop restaurants and bars in one of Australia’s coolest backdrops, Melbourne in February sounds pretty good to us.
8. If You’re Due A Detox, Make Your Way To Kerala, India
If you’ve been dreaming of experiencing the tranquil backwaters, solitude and yoga retreats of Kerala, waiting until February is a good idea. Marking the tail end of the peak season, you’ll enjoy low humidity, virtually no fall and fewer tourists to disturb your zen. Whether you prefer to rest up in a houseboat or check yourself in for a week-long Ayurveda detox program, there’s one thing we’re sure of, Kerala offers an atypical slice of Southern Indian charm that you’re sure to fall in love with. If you want great food, enchanting wildlife and welcoming hosts, you’ll find it and more here.
Now that we’ve taken you around the globe featuring just some of our top picks, you can go out and plan the adventure of a lifetime. Of course, if these don’t take your fancy, we won’t leave you empty-handed. So, when you’re searching for the perfect destination, be sure to check out the weather, what’s going on in the local area, and of course, the price of flights and accommodation. Happy travels!