With the holiday rush over, February is the perfect month for planning a quick vacation, and while this may be the shortest month of the year, it shouldn’t mean there is a shortage of places to visit! Crowds are fewer, prices are lower, and there are so many wonderful things happening at this time of the year that you simply can’t not travel! Here are the best places to visit in February.
1. Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu is known as the big wave season, and is perfect for surfing! It’s also the perfect time for whale watching, so be sure to look out for humpback whales (better referred to as kohola).
2. Dubai, Middle East
The Middle East can get pretty hot, so February is perfect for a visit, as temperatures are much cooler at this time of the year. Known for its beautiful malls and stunning beaches, so be sure to plan a trip here.
3. Singapore City, Singapore
February is the perfect time to visit Singapore, as the weather is great, and the hotel prices are less expensive! Singapore is also known for its grand Chinese New Year celebrations, which start around February 15th.
The warm Mediterranean climate in February makes Oman perfect for a visit. Be sure to visit the capital city, Muscat.
5. Athens, Greece
While most people are on their way to Santorini or Mykonos, the mild winter climate, archaeological wonders, and lower hotel rates makes Athens one of the better Greek cities to visit.
6. Sicily, Italy
February is the perfect time to visit the west coast of Italy, as this is when oranges and lemons come into full bloom! Be sure to visit the Almond Blossom Festival and Carnival of Sciacca.
Filled with beautiful beaches, Cyprus is a must visit, even if February is in the middle of their winter!
8. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Over one million tourists head to Rio in February for the all famous Carnival celebrations! Samba parades, buzzing music, and street parties!
9. Interlaken, Switzerland
If you’re unsure of when to visit Switzerland, then wander over in February to the city of Interlaken. Here you’ll have some of the best views of the Alps during this time of the year. The city is well known for its charming ambiance and the Schilthorn observation deck.
10. Boracay, Philippines
With almost every hotel being situated within a minutes’ walk of a beach, Boracay is the perfect destination to get that warm summer relaxed feeling. There are tons of water sporting activities and endless beaches to lay on.
11. The British Virgin Islands
With warm temperatures and glossy beaches, visit the BVIs for the perfect island getaway in February! Be sure to visit Brewers Bay, Sage Mountain, and Cane Garden Bay.
12. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Each February, Buenos Aires celebrates the Fiesta de las Murgas. The city becomes lively with parades, parties, and street dancing!
13. Tanzania, Africa
February is the dry season, so you may be lucky enough to see the migration of wildebeest, zebras, and other animals of the Serengeti.
14. Chiang Mai, Thailand
If you’re an outdoorsy person, then Chiang Mai is the perfect place to visit in February. It is one of the drier months, which is perfect for outdoor hikes and exploring.
15. New York
New York is one of the most magical places on Earth, and February is certainly one of the best times to visit! The month of love brings this city to life, together with Fashion Week and the all famous New York wine festival.