Perfect Destinations to Visit in Winter – While most travelers take their vacations during the warm, summer months, getting away during winter can really help break the monotony of what might seem like endless cold and snow. You might not be a fan of freezing temps and shoveling last night’s snowfall, but if you remove a bit of responsibility, snow can be fun.
If you have small children, you’ve witnessed their glee as they can spend hours frolicking in the snow, only taking breaks for hot cocoa. You can’t help but get a sense of happiness as you watch them play – heck, you may even join in with them! Everyone remembers the joy of winter when they were a child – that inner child of yours is still inside, and maybe it’s time to let her run wild. So, where can you go in winter that will satisfy your children and the child in you? The snow might not have fallen yet, but now’s the time to begin your search before holiday bookings take off. The following destinations are perfect for some winter wonderland escapades.
In the north, the Bavarian Alps of Germany promise lots of the white stuff, myriad winter activities, and views you must quickly snap and share. There are plenty of ski slopes for varying experience levels, and even if you’re a couch-potato at home, there’s something about the Alps that’ll have you enjoying outdoor activity. Other activities offered include sleigh rides by horse-drawn carriage, archery, snowshoeing, and dog sledding. It’s the ultimate European winter destination.
To the south, Argentina’s Patagonia is another winter wonderland – it doesn’t hurt that it’s also Argentina’s chocolate capital. Patagonia is located in the Andes Mountains’ foothills, surrounded by natural wonders and some of the cleanest air in the world. Ski runs dot the area and if you love this sport, you’re in your own personal heaven – the ski lifts can accommodate over 20,000 skiers every hour.
To get away from the snow and the crowds, journey to the region’s national park, Nahuel Huapi, and visit Mount Cathedral. There’s even an on-site hotel so you can stay close to the action, including horseback riding, rock climbing, and whale watching.
Where are you headed this winter?