Winter is considered the greatest time of the year by many people, and it’s easy to see why. The holiday season gets many of us in a sentimental mood as the snow capped scenery is majestic to say the least.
When looking for a winter vacay spot, it can be easy to stick with what you know, but it’s far more interesting to pick somewhere new or different. Here are a number of winter destinations that’ll be worth the cold and worth the while.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
This garden park was started over 150 years ago and features many different varieties of trees, flowers and furnishings native to Asia. With the winter in Singapore usually being warm, this is a good idea for someone looking to travel outside of the cold. They have dozens of activities for adults and kids during the winter, including a tour of orchids and
ICEBAR (Stockholm, Sweden)
cool bar located in Stockholm is known for their variety of interesting drinks and their bar, which is made of literal ice. It is the world’s first permanent ice bar, and tourists who frequent are usually sporting thick coats inside to stay warm. There are many activities available at the ice bar, including an attraction for children, called ICEKIDS.
Winter WINEland’s 25th Anniversary (Sonoma County)
For both wine connoisseurs and those who enjoy the occasional glass, this is a great idea for a winter getaway. The Winter WINEland wine tour is having their 25th anniversary celebration and they’re bringing out all the stops. Book your ticket to Cali ASAP if you want to join in on
January’s tour. It includes limited edition wines, wine tasting, a Winemaker Breakfast, and winery-to-winery travel fun.
The Grand Canyon (Arizona)
You might’ve visited this national park in the summertime, but the winter attractions are even more worthwhile. In addition to the snow-capped Grand Canyon being a beautiful sight, they also have 1930s era
Polar Express train. If you don’t want to abandon your workout routine while vacationing, you could also visit Mt. Humphreys nearby for a scenic hike up to Arizona’s highest point.
Sapporo Snow Festival
This snow festival attracts millions from Japan and across the globe. It's also is one of the country’s biggest winter events. It started in 1950 and has evolved ever since, featuring huge, extravagant snow sculptures. Activities there include bamboo skiing, snow park golf, and tube sliding. There is also an
International Snow Sculpture contest, where regional teams compete for the best snow sculpture.