When most people think of their ideal holiday, sun, sand and sea tend to be their main requirements. The reasons why are obvious. Who doesn’t enjoy soaking up the sun and dipping their toes in the ocean? It’s a very relaxing and enjoyable experience.
Winter holidays are often overlooked when people plan their holidays because they are associated with dark, cold and gloomy settings. However, while you might not get the best of the weather, I believe there are many reasons why you should consider a winter escape for your next vacation. Let’s take a look:
They are cheaper
The hottest months attract the highest number of tourists; therefore the prices are at their peak. However, during the winter months the prices drop considerably because there is less demand. If you are on a tight budget, booking a holiday in the winter months may allow you to travel to the places you are desperate to see without spending a fortune.
They are quieter
It follows then that during the winter months popular destinations are much quieter. So, if you are very keen to avoid the crowds and queues, a winter break will be the best option. It will certainly make seeing the Trevi Fountain or the Mona Lisa a more enjoyable experience. Additionally, with fewer tourists around you are more likely to see the “real” culture and will have more opportunity to mix with the locals.
There are many fun winter activities
Outdoor fun doesn’t stop during the colder months. From skiing to ice skating to snowmobiling, there are so many incredible activities that you can do while on a winter holiday. If you like this idea, you may wish to check out companies like ActivitiesAbroad.com that organise winter activity holidays.
Cities look charming in winter
If you enjoy a city break, there is nothing more charming than a city covered with a dusting of snow or ice. It adds an atmospheric and romantic element to the cityscape and provides many beautiful photo opportunities. Have a look at these photos of snow covered cities, and you’ll see what I’m talking about!
You get to see a different side of your destination
Your favorite summer destination will undoubtedly be very different in winter. For example, instead of alfresco dining and rooftop cocktails, everyone moves inside for warming drinks and hearty food next to open fires. It could be very interesting to see some of your favourite places in a different way than you are used to.
It gives you something to look forward to
Once your summer holiday is over, it can feel very depressing to think it will be a whole year until your next. With a winter holiday, it breaks up the year a bit and gives you something to look forward to. Additionally, a lot of people feel down in winter. However, with an exciting winter break planned, your mood will be lifted.
And that’s why winter holidays can be just as amazing as summer breaks.