So we can see that winters are right upon us and while we would all admit, summer is our guilty pleasure, the winter season is a whole new level of wonders and beauty, of fun and mischief and what not. You must all be wondering where to go for this lovely winter as the whole world (almost) has vacations that start around Halloween and last till New Year right? Well we have just the list for you. Today we bring to you the top ten places to visit in winters, and boy oh boy would you guys love the trips that we have listed down below for you! Let us begin the journey, shall we?
10. Le Massif de Charlevoix, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Quebec
The first place on our list of places to visit in winters will take you to Le Massif de Charlevoix in Quebec. If you go there for nothing else but the skiable vertical drop, which by the way is the highest amongst the Canadian Rockies, we would fine with it! It is a delightful little place with the lodge at the summit and then little rail shuttles take all the skiers to the top slopes from where it is a heavenly track of 4.5 miles down the slope. Another adorable thing is that they have hedges! Can there be anything more unbelievable and more magical them going down a slope on a hedge in the dead of winters? No sir, there certainly is not!
9. Muscat-to-Salalah Coastal Route, Oman
Next up on our list of places to visit in winters is the Coastal Route from Muscat to Salalah in Oman. Exactly why we would like you to take this trip and now is explained by the beautiful sentence “The roughly 120-mile gap, linking Muscat on the Gulf of Oman with Salalah on the Indian Ocean, the high-speed route passes through several little-visited sections of the starkly beautiful sultanate, delivering, in most sections, spectacular Arabian Sea views to the east or south and rocky Hajar mountain vistas to the west or north” taken from one of the many tourism sites and confirmed by many a tourists themselves. So you can very well imagine what it would feel like to counter some rough express way patches, the Arabian, the sunsets and the glory of the Sultanate and we recommend you make the trip between November and March, those being the ideal months.
8. Almond Blossom Season, Mallorca, Spain
Next up we have the Almond Blossom Season in Mallorca Spain that you must must visit this winter. We are sure you guys must be noticing how we are mentioning the exact activity that you can go to the place for this winter, along with the name of the place. The reason is that while the place itself is bound to be delightful by itself, the specific activity or the scenery is what we don’t want you guys to miss. So while Spain itself is a delight all year round, the landscape is at its most dazzling white (and pale pink) in winter. It is in the winter season that millions upon millions of almond trees lighten up with white flowers and it seems as if a sheet of individually carved snow flowers have covered all the hills, plains and valleys!
7. Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Next up on our list of places to visit in winters we have the famous Gold Coast city, the second largest in Queensland Australia. As you all must already know, Gold Coast is known all over the world for its beautiful beaches but little did you know that these sun lit beaches are surrounded by rain forests. Imagine surfing on the gigantic waves, having a picnic with the forests in the background and if not all that, then after the sunset, watch thousands upon thousands of glowworms in Springbrook National Park as they put on a night show!
6. Masquerade Games, Pernik, Bulgaria
Next up we have Bulgaria’s rural masquerade rituals in Pernik Bulgaria. Now these are a sight to behold filled with animalistic masks and primal energy to match, where you can enjoy fire jumping and chanting and dancing to the bells and what not! We swear that just as we write about it, we can totally picture what the place must be like. If you are at all into symbolism and mysticism, you are going to love this place where so many male performers are performing various mystical ritualistic dances.
5. Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
Now many people might claim that if you are going to visit Liguria Riviera then it should be to go to Portofino which is known as the crown jewel of the place. But we claim that Santa Margherita Ligure is also nothing less than a semi precious stone, if you will! The place is known for a mild winter season which is ideal for relaxed stroll through the twon past the yachts and cruisers. What is even more enchanting is that you can visit the 16th century Villa Durazzo with its high gardens and terraces and what not!
4. Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia
This next place on our list of places to visit in winters does not need an introduction and words will only ruin what the beautiful picture above, portrays. It is called the Sacred Sea and rightfully so because it is the deepest and oldest freshwater lake as reported by National Geographic. But do not worry for you can take a Jeep provided by the locals, a dog sled or you can even snow mobile yourself across the glass like surface. If you are looking for more of an adventure then look no further because this place also provides rafting, ice diving and fishing. Sounds heavenly!
3. Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Next up we take you to Vietnam where the Phu Quoc island (this island is shaped like a heart – can it get cheesier), has some of the best beaches that Vietnam has to offer. What will attract you the place are the green lush mountains, the beautiful sand beaches that offer just the right amount of privacy and waters that are gorgeous shade of turquoise.
2. Paris, France
Let us just not say anything about Paris because be it winter, summer, spring or autumn, Paris is one destination with which you can never go wrong! Stare long enough at the Eiffel Tower and everything else would be dust! It is just a beautiful, gorgeous city and trust us, the beauty is more than enough to last you a life time!
1. Nosara Beaches, Costa Rica
The Nosara beaches (our last offering on the list of places to visit in winters ) include Playa Guiones, Playa Pelada, and Playa Nosara and as reported by The National Geographic, they remain relatively undeveloped and uncrowded and therefore, each of the aforementioned beach has its own personality. Camp at all of them and enjoy nature at its very best.