18 Unique Places To Spend Your Winter Holiday

Published on December 1, 2017
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‘Tis the season, folks! The winter holidays are quickly approaching, just mere days away now and maybe you’ve already got all your shopping out of the way (you’re a hero if you’ve done that). However this year, you’ve decided to mix things up and book a cheap flight and cheap hotels somewhere far, far away. Hey, we so don’t blame you, maybe there’s spare room in your suitcase. If you’re feeling unsure of where you want to travel to, just check out this awesome list of 18 unique places you can spend during your winter holiday. But you better decide where you want to go soon otherwise those cheap flights won’t stay so cheap.

Reykjavik, Iceland

We have no idea how to properly pronounce that city name but what we do know is that it’s a gorgeous city with a great nightlife. In addition it’s known as the safest, cleanest and greenest city in the world with cold and snowy winters. Have you already booked your cheap flight?

Reykjavik Iceland

Reykjavik Iceland

Goa, India

If you’re looking for quaint beaches, warmth and sun then Goa is the place for you. This destination is very popular for tourists due to the various water activities available, yoga events, and delicious foods. It really has something for everyone.

Goa India

Goa India

Venice, Italy

Venice is a gorgeous city and I personally believe should visit The Floating City at some point. However if you want to save some cash, then go in the winter as things will be much cheaper and the city won’t be as crowded. Yes, you can still go on a romantic gondola ride in the winter, just bundle up a bit.

Venice Italy

Venice Italy

Whistler, Canada

If you’re a sucker for the cold and want to go skiing or be in a place with loads of snow, then be sure to book that cheap flight Whistler, Canada as soon as you can. This resort town gets over two million visitors per year probably because it has one of the most popular ski resorts in the world. Back in 2010, some of the events in the Winter Olympics took place there.

Whistler Canada

Whistler Canada

Zermatt, Switzerland

Switzerland is a country that I am dying to visit and I bet you are too. Zermatt has one of the world’s highest and most popular ski areas for tourists and locals alike. It is also surrounded by the Swiss Alps which makes this one breath taking city to visit. There may not be many cheap hotels to stay in but that’s partially due to the fact that it has lots of luxury and themed hotels available.

Zermatt Switzerland

Zermatt Switzerland

Nuremberg, Germany

There are so many places for tourists to visit in Nuremberg, Germany. It is truly a magical and historic city. The best time to visit is just before Christmas because that’s when the city has its iconic Nuremberg Christmas Markets. Just about a million people go shopping there for some local delicacies and handmade ornaments. Now wouldn’t that make an awesome gift this year?

Nuremberg Germany

Nuremberg Germany

Christmas Island, Australia

That’s quite the city name! Although it’s not a cold place to say, it’s actually a small tropical island that belongs to Australia. About two-thirds of the island is a National Park so there is always something new to explore. And I’m sure there are plenty of cheap hotels available, do you think that’s where Santa stays when he vacations?

Christmas Island Australia

Christmas Island Australia

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Looking to get away from the cold? Well grab your flip flops, shorts, and suntan lotions as you jet off to Abu Dhabi. Winter is the best time to visit because summers there are just unbearable. There are loads of beaches to hit, parks to visit, and gardens to see. Have you booked your cheap flight yet? Might want to consider a package deal and book cheap hotels along with your flight.

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Tromso, Norway

Watching the Northern Lights during your winter holiday sounds like an incredible opportunity that may not come around twice. So if you’re looking for a bit of natural phenomena, snow, and cold then you need to get going. Cheap flights are a dime a dozen sometimes.

Tromso Norway

Tromso Norway

Vienna, Austria

Winters in Austria involved a lot of snowfall so if you’re anything like Lorelai Gilmore, this will be a dream visit. The whole country becomes so much enchanting in the winter that even the tourist attractions have a certain glow to them. If you’re interested in museums and architecture then your days will be packed with site seeing tours. Or if you want to be more physical, it’s not that far away from the Alps.

Vienna Austria

Vienna Austria

Tenerife, Spain

Tenerife may be small but it has plenty to offer tourists. It has lots of marine life, amazing mountains, sandy beaches and so many more hidden gems around the city. The winters may not always be appropriate for whipping out the suntan lotions but it can have mild, sunny winters.

Tenerife Spain

Tenerife Spain

Grenoble, France

There is more to France than just Paris. No really. Grenoble is located at the foot of the French Alps, Grenoble is a charming city to go skiing, snow boarding and participate in other winter activities. If you’re not so much into sports, there are plenty of museums to visit.

Grenoble France

Grenoble France

London, United Kingdom

So going to London in the winter may not necessarily be cheap or original but it’s London baby! Join the other 65 million visitors this beautiful city gets every winter. You’ll see some amazing decorations in the streets, you can visit some chic markets, plus catch all the regular sites most tourists go visit. But there is a certain kind of charm that takes over London in the winter and it’s something you just have to experience yourself. Here’s a tip, cheap flights are more easy to come by if you buy them up to five months prior and staying at an Air BNB apartment is sometimes a better alternative then just cheap hotels.

London United Kingdom

London United Kingdom

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Mother Russia is waiting for you so go ahead and book a cheap flight today because winters in Russia are legendary. There will be a crisp chill in the air, unique icicles, soft snow everywhere. Walk the streets of the city center and check out the museums, you won’t regret it.

Saint Petersburg Russia

Saint Petersburg Russia

Key West, Florida, USA

Seems like as good of a time as any to go visit Florida. Most of the time the temperature change between summer and winter is unnoticeable. Plus there are plenty of cheap hotels you can stay in as you go to the beach practically every day.

Key West Florida Usa

Key West Florida Usa

Cape Town, South Africa

Why go to California to go to wine tastings or hikes in nature reserves when you go to Cape Town, South Africa. Doesn’t that sound like a much better story?

Cape Town South Africa

Cape Town South Africa

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Talk about a city that’s always buzzing with culture and history. New Orleans has it all plus it’s pretty warm during the winter months while you’re hopping from tourist attraction to the next. It’s well known for its street parties and festivals.

New Orleans Louisiana Usa

New Orleans Louisiana Usa

Brussels, Belgium

The sun may set earlier in the winter months of Brussels but that doesn’t mean the city stops in the dark. There are plenty of museums, shopping centers, architecture, and cuisines to try, whether it’s dark or light out.

Brussels Belgium

Brussels Belgium

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