The best vacation destinations in February

Each month comes with a new list of great vacation destinations. I have come up with a few ideas for you for February. See what you think, and if you’ve got some additions, leave them in the comments so we can all share our tips and ideas.

© jeffgunn/

A romantic Valentine’s Day

If you have a few days you can book off work, then you can surprise your partner with a visit trip to the USA. There are some amazing hotels available in New York, and you can go for a horse drawn carriage ride through Central Park, or go for evening ice skating at Rockefeller Centre. Arrange ahead of time with your hotel to have some roses delivered and a bottle of champagne put on ice. It will set the mood for a perfect evening.

Escape the snow with a beach vacation

Winter can be a bit too much some days, and we just need to soak up a little sun to recharge those virtual batteries. It will keep you going through to summer. What beach destination is a good option though for February? Most seasoned travellers will point you towards Mexico – specifically Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Maroma. The weather here in February can’t be beaten with no rain and temperatures in the mid to high 20s. This is the perfect time for diving as well. The sea is crystal clear and teeming with sea life. If you don’t have an underwater waterproof camera, you can always pick up a disposable waterproof cameraone up to record your underwater adventures.

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Go festival-hopping

February is a month filled with Festivals. The big one is of course, Carnival with in cities like Rio in Brazil, Port of Spain in Trinidad, and Funchal in Madeira hosting the biggest and wildest Carnival celebrations in the world. You can also attend the Montreal High Lights Festival, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, or the New York Wine Expo, all hosted during the month of February.

Winter sports

Of course some of you will really enjoy the snow, and will be raring to go off to your favourite ski destination. The ski resorts in Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy are off to a good start now with decent amounts of snow falling in the first few weeks of January.  This means that the snow will be perfect for skiing, snowboarding, or what I prefer, looking at from the window of my cosy warm hotel room.

© Alpes de Haute Provence/

February is an awesome month. You have so many options to pick from.
The hard part is picking just one – I want to do it all.


  • Central Park © jeffgunn/
  • Cancun © Mike_fleming/
  • Ski in Saint Jean Montclar © Alpes de Haute Provence/


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