If you’re looking forward to the cold fall and winter months, you’ll enjoy one (or all!) of the cold-weather vacations we’ve listed down here. Summer is usually the peak season for travel because kids are out of school and families can enjoy time together. But with the world still fighting a coronavirus pandemic, many of these summer plans might be moved to fall or winter.
Not to fret, however, as here are some choice destinations you could enjoy either romantically with your partner or together with your spouse and kids.
- Go on an Alaskan cruise.
No need to look further than the 49th and largest state in the US. Alaska is one of those states that is both awe-inspiring and intimidating. Many movies have been set in the Alaskan wilderness, and if you’ve been hesitant about visiting before, now’s the time to pile on the winter clothes and go! Your best bet is an Alaskan cruise where you can truly appreciate the untamed beauty of the state with its glaciers, national parks, and wildlife all in one tidy package.
But that’s not all there is to do in Alaska. If you’re looking to have an adventure, try embarking on a salmon fishing trip. Most companies that offer this service will take care of everything you need, so you won’t feel lost or helpless. If you’re more of a landlubber, try exploring their many ice caves and spooky tunnels. Whatever you choose, make sure you’re bundled up!
- Celebrate Christmas in the UK and Europe.
What sets these places apart during this season, you ask? The little Christmas markets that line their streets. Most foreign tourists visit Europe during summer, so by the time fall and winter arrive, the crowds have thinned, and these charming markets start popping up all over European towns. There is something magical about the Christmas season, in general, but there’s an added sense of adventure when you celebrate it in a foreign country.
Of course, not all of these markets are created equal. European expats would tell you that the best ones are usually held in small communities. You should also try going on weeknights and if you have children in tow, look for markets that include kid-friendly activities.
- Stay at an igloo in Switzerland.
While you’re in Europe, you might as well take a trip to Zermatt, where you can stay at the world’s coldest mountain resort, Iglu Dorf. The resort is most famous for their igloos that are built from scratch every winter. As a bonus, if you’re concerned about going on a cold eco-friendly vacation, one of the other things Iglu Dorf is known for is their passion for educating the public about climate change. So this mountain resort is the perfect place to enjoy yourself and not feel guilty about doing it.
Zermatt is also well-known as a great spot to see one of the most famous mountain peaks in the world, Matterhorn. You don’t need to be a trained mountaineer to enjoy the beauty and majesty of its jagged peaks. There are several viewing areas you can visit where you can take pictures and impress your family and friends back in the States.
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Meta description: Don’t let the cold winter months get your vacation time down. Embrace the cold weather in these choice destinations.