Guess what we have for you guys today, the list of ten perfect winter tourist destinations for people from around the world, for people with varied tastes and lots of different backgrounds. We are sure that you guys must be wondering how we can claim that the destinations we list below can be perfect for all sorts of people but we can because see all you have are the following options: either you want to spend winters in Europe, you want to go to a ski village for the winter, you want to go to some place with the perfect winter sun or you want to go to some of the prettiest winter towns! Well , like we said, we have something for everyone! So take a looksie below and take your pick.
10. Rovaniemi, Finland : Winter Tourist Destinations
To begin with, we are going to counter the category of places to go to for a wonderful winter in Europe and man do we have the choicest places for you on our list of ten perfect winter tourist destinations . We take you to Rovaniemi in Finland. This amazing place is known as the official residence of Santa Claus. There is snow everywhere and reindeers and what not! A thing or two that you should remember is that the temperatures are very South of zero for most part so layer up and pack warm.
9. Abisko, Sweden
The next place that we are going to take you too, especially all of you interested in Europe, is Sweden. To be more specific, we are taking you to Abisko in Sweden. As you can judge from the picture above, there can literally be no better place for you to spend some cozy (devastatingly cold) winter days. You can reach Abisko by a train and it is for lovers of serious winter. Due to the fact that the sun doesn’t rise for several weeks in December and January, it is the best place for a hands on experience of the majestic aurora borealis. You can also take a peek inside the Icehotel and must we say so ourselves, it is quite a delight.
8. Girdwood, Alaska, USA
Girdwood in Alaska, USA, is the next place we are going to suggest on our list of ten perfect winter tourist destinations . This place used to be a gold-mining town and it was a question of time, when it will convert into one of the best ski villages of all. It is never too crowded and can offer the best holiday retreat. The best time to go there would perhaps be from November to May and it is only an hours drive from the airport. Not to mention, the Alaskan nature will take your breath away.
7. Hakuba, Nagano, Japan
Please do not be terrified due to the attached picture for it only goes on to show the many possible opportunities and experiences that you can gather from this next place on our list of ten perfect winter tourist destinations . We are talking about the seven ski resorts in Japanese Alps which are becoming more popular each year among skiers and snowboarders. If you still need a good and solid reason to visit the place, how about the abundance of hot springs, awesome accommodation both European and Japanese and lastly, since they are ski villages, you get to enjoy the luxury of world class ski resorts.
6. Ketchum, Idaho, USA
Ketchum in Idaho is another one of the most idealistic ski villages in this whole world is next on our list of ten perfect winter tourist destinations , and yes we are being very truthful. It is situated in a very chic town in Sun Valley is popular among the Olympians, who train here. You can go and visit the place during any time of the year and you will find it to be just as beautiful. Another interesting to note here is that it is said to have the “biggest automated snow making system in the world”! Should you need a solid reason to visit it, we recommend the world-famous skiing trails, the opportunity to fish, hike, play tennis and shop.
5. South Africa
On the other hand, if you are looking to enjoy a bit of sun in the winter, South Africa is the place to be. Now we understand that we are talking about a whole other hemisphere but the time zone matches with the United Kingdom, so for most of you, there will be no jet lag. The amazing Garden Route coastline in itself should be enough to lure you to the country in the chilling winter season. Other than that we recommend you take a tour of the Western Cape and Overberg Coast that boasts a wide number of beaches, good restaurants and wineries. The ideal time to visit the country would be December to March.
4. Jackson, WY
Now if you are looking to go to a Western sort of destination which is also one of the prettiest towns, then our vote goes out for this next place on our list of ten perfect winter tourist destinations. Jackson, as per international reviews, remains one of America’s most authentic western destinations. Think streets with exclusive furriers, and off-duty ranchers in boots still ask for a lady’s hand to dance at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and honestly, we could just stop here because man isn’t that what we all want? when you visit the place, you can look forward to the Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge. There is also an option of Wildlife Safaris where you can bear witness to wolves, coyotes, elk, bighorn sheep, mule, moose and deer!
3. Bozeman, MT
Next up we have another interesting option for you guys on our list of ten perfect winter tourist destinations. We know that Yellowstone gets a lot of visitors, but mostly fly on over from Bozeman. If, however, you lingered long enough in this amazing community of artists and students amongst others, amongst those turn-of-the-century buildings, those coffee houses, galleries and sports bars, those vintage clothing outlets and lets also count in the snowflakes, the place can be pretty enigmatic.
2. Whitefish, Montana
Even if you decide to drop everything we just mentioned, we bet you wont drop going to the Whitefish Winter Carnival World Ski Joring Championships. The place can really get your adrenaline pumping. An interesting fact that you might be interested in, is that Equestrian skijoring races have been held in St. Moritz since the early 1900s. For all the foodies out there, you can get 12 different kinds of burgers at Great Northern Bar and Grill as you enjoy live music emanating from the streets.
1. Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Last but not the least, on our list of ten perfect winter tourist destinations we have a collection of Veitnam’s best beaches, the Phu Quoc Island. Visit the Coconut Tree Prison turned museum, enjoy the warm, turquoise waters and secluded sand beaches and a lush mountainous interior. Nothing gets better than this!