From winter sun holidays to Christmas breaks, travel doesn’t stop when it gets cold. Whether you prefer snowy, picturesque Christmas markets or sunny winter beach holidays, there’s definitely a perfect winter getaway in your future.
Winter holidays have so much to offer. It is often a more affordable time to travel, and many students have long winter breaks which allow the whole family to spend some valuable time together. It’s also an excellent time to change up your routine, celebrate the season, and explore new destinations.
Check out our recommendations of the very best places to visit this winter, including stunning city breaks and familiar winter sun destinations.
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It takes 45,000 lights to decorate the Rockefeller Christmas tree in New York City!
The world’s first Christmas market was held in Vienna in 1298
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Best Winter Sun Destinations
Winter holidays can be anything from a New York City adventure to a relaxing, luxury sun getaway - it all depends on your personal holiday preferences. From the enchanting Christmas markets in Vienna to the warm beaches in the Canary Islands, there are plenty of beautiful destinations to visit during the chillier months of October to March.
- New York: When it comes to Christmas, no one does it quite like the Big Apple. Ice skate below the bright Rockefeller Christmas Tree or catch a magical show at the Radio City Music Hall. Come see the City that Never Sleeps blanketed in snow.
- Vienna: Often cited as the European city with the best Christmas markets, you can’t beat Vienna during the months of November and December. Explore these winding streets and the many Christmas wonders that line them. Enjoy delicious treats like mulled wine and one-of-a-kind handicrafts.
- Lanzarote: Winter sun holidays to Lanzarote are the stuff of dreams. With endless sandy beaches and a consistently warm climate, this gorgeous island is an excellent place to escape the chill. Lanzarote is home to a wide variety of accommodation options, making it a great destination for couples and families alike.
- Orlando: For something a bit different, check out Orlando and the many theme parks you can explore here. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld make this an especially magical destination. Also, Orlando, Florida experiences year-round warm weather, with the average high temperature in the winter months sitting at 24C!
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