Are you tired of traveling to the same places over and over again during the holiday season? Well now’s the time to change your plans! With winter fast approaching, there are so many places that are absolutely stunning. If you love cold weather, there are plenty of places around the world where you can experience a winter wonderland. Whether you’re looking to take a sleigh ride, go skiing, or just see holiday decorations in a new place, there are plenty of places to choose from. If we’ve already convinced you to enjoy the winter in a new place, pack your warmest winter coat, and get ready to enjoy the cold in a whole new way.
Canada is the ideal winter vacation destination. With its snow-coated forests and beautiful lighting, Canada’s countryside is breathtaking, wherever you go. If you’re an outdoorsy tourist, you can go downhill or cross-country skiing, skating, or snowboarding in most of the country. One of the most popular outdoors activities is hiking in the Banff National Park with snowshoes on your feet.
If you want to learn to ski, you can go to the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec or the Rocky Mountains in Alberta and British Columbia. There are plenty of places for beginners and advanced skiers to learn and show off their skills! If you’re an expert skier, you can even go by helicopter to the top of a mountain and ski down the slopes.
If you’re less of a skier and more of a photographer or nature buff, you’ll love seeing the aurora borealis in the Yukon, a natural light show that will leave you in awe. Don’t forget to go to a winter festival where you can see nighttime parades with snowflakes and ice castles. In Montreal and all of Quebec, winter is a season-long celebration!
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
All over Europe, cities organize incredible light shows, concerts, and winter wonderlands. But if you want to really enjoy the best that Europe has to offer during the winter, head to Prague where you can take incredible photos of a snow-covered city that looks like something out of a fairy tale while you eat a warm “chimney cake.”
During the winter, locals decorate the Old City Plaza, and the snow and decorative lights are breathtaking. The architecture, which has a combination of Eastern and Western European influence, is a great reason for architecture buffs to visit. You won’t want to miss the iconic Astrological Clock that has stood in the Old City since 1410!
If you’re a fan of ice skating, there are plenty of skating rinks where you can enjoy a fun outing. The most famous rink is in Na Františku, located in the Saint Agnes Convent. Czech out everything Prague has to offer!
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
New York has been the setting for countless Christmas movies, including Miracle on 34th Street, Home Alone 2, Elf, and When Harry Met Sally, and there’s a good reason why! Every year, New York turns into a Christmas wonderland with incredible window displays, snow-covered buildings, and decorated trees.
If you choose to come to New York for the holidays, an incredible season awaits you. The Rockefeller Center tree and the Christmas concerts are just a few reasons to visit this incredible city during the winter. With all the holiday events to choose from, you’ll never want to leave! If you’re a fan of ice skating, head to Wollman Rink in Central Park and admire the New York City skyline while you’re on ice.
We’ve only told you a few things about these cities, but if you want to experience them for yourself, book your winter vacation, bring your significant other or friends, and make the most of the winter season.
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