As we bid farewell to the first month of the year, you might start thinking about a weekend or a couple of days away. From the beautiful Zanzibar beaches, music, and dancing in Rio, extravagant carnivals in New Orleans, or a Safari in South Africa, February is one of the best months to travel the world. There is so much to love about traveling during the month of romance as it is off-season, so airfare and accommodation are less expensive, a lot of places are less crowded and there are more available options on fun activities. Are you looking for places to visit in February?
List of 10 Best Places to Visit in February vacationing Destinations:
1. New Orleans, Louisiana
If you are looking for the best place to visit offering great weather, food, and entertainment in the month of February, then New Orleans is a definite must-visit. There is everything for everyone including Ghost, Plantation, Food, and Swamp tours.
Most of the tours are great for family fun and adventures. Fun sightseeing destinations to see include the French Quarter, Garden District, and one of the most important New Orleans tradition, The Mardi Gras Museum.
February is both the month of love and the Black History month, so they are options for Romantic Cruises for the lovers as well as Historical Cruises for the Black History Month.
2. Maui, Hawaii
Hawaii is always an option for a vacation at any time of the year, but February is an especially good time of the year to visit because both the airfare to Hawaii and the accommodation during this month are the cheapest.
Maui is perfect for both couples and the whole family to visit because it offers a lot of family-friendly activities. From beautiful beaches to plane rides, Maui is a great place for nature lovers with activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, zip-lining, whale watching, nature bike tours zip lining, etc.
Some places worth visiting include Punakea Palms Coconut Farms, Mendes Ranch, Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Kahanu Garden, and Haleakala National Park.
3. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Whenever Rio de Janeiro is mentioned or shown anywhere, It is most likely shown from the top of the city where the giant statue of Christ The Redeemer is overlooking the city.
This site is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world. Rio is a family-friendly city and during the month of February and the weather is warm which makes outdoor activities and the beach more enjoyable.
The city of Rio offers a lot of attractions including The Botanical Gardens, Rio Art Museum, Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana, the Carnival, and Parque Natural Municipal da Catacumba. That is great for kids as it offers a private tour to participate in kid-friendly activities like wall climbing, base tree climbing, and rappelling.
For those who enjoy exciting and adrenaline activities, the city has a few places offering hang gliding and paragliding flights as well as mountain climbing. You can not go to Brazil and not try the amazing cuisine as well as their traditional colorful Carnival.
4. Sicily, Italy
Italy is well known for its huge contributions to the world of fashion, art, architecture, opera, literature and let us not forget the food. Sicily is more for the people who appreciate and enjoy art and history as the city has a long list of historical architectural landmarks including Valle Dei Templi, Ancient Theatre of Taormina, Tempio della Concordia and list goes on.
Some of the destinations that are worth visiting are Mount Etna, ranking as Europe’s tallest active volcano, Aeolian Islands, Palermo Archaeological Museum, Stromboli, and Alcantara Gorge. Mondello beach is one of the top beach destinations in Italy with palm trees, soft white sand, and clear blue water that is worth a visit.
5. Cape Town, South African
Cape Town also referred to as the Mother City was the first place Europeans settled in. It is one of the most beautiful cities in all the African countries because of its beaches, rich African/European culture, wineries, history, and of course Table Mountain.
When most people think of Africa, they think culture and safari, but Cape Town has a lot more to offer. Don’t get me wrong, you can not go to any African country and not do the safari because then your trip would not be complete, however, Cape Town has a lot more to offer.
Some places that are worth visiting include Lion’s head, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Cape of Good Hope, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Two Oceans Aquarium, and Robben Island where the first black president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.
Most people do not believe that there are any penguins in South Africa, but February is the perfect place to visit Boulders Beach to see the penguins. Cape Town is a family-friendly city and it would make a great vacation destination for the whole family.
See also: Top 10 Best Adventure Holidays
6. Zanzibar, Tanzania
Zanzibar is one of the Indian Ocean islands located on the coast of Tanzania. It is a great vacation destination all year round and it is one of the safest places to visit because tourism is their primary source of income.
The island is known for its mix of exotic beaches, famous spice plantations, and diverse cultures. Although Zanzibar is not very big, it offers some great sightseeing destinations like the Old Slave Market, the Safari Blue, Stone Town, the Spice Farm, and the Saadani National Park.
Outdoor activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and speed boat tours can also be enjoyed on this small island. You will enjoy clear, turquoise-blue water and sandbars perfect for wading.
7. France, Nice
When we hear France, we immediately think Paris, love, and the Eiffel tower, however, France has another city that I believe is worth visiting. Nice is a city situated on the French Riviera and it is known for its fantastic climate fabulous beaches and beautiful coastline with gorgeous views. Nice has fifteen amazing museums that art lovers will enjoy. Beaches and Museums are not the only things this beautiful city has to offer.
Outdoor activities that both adults and kids can enjoy including paddle boarding, scuba diving, river rafting, and kayaking. Other fun places that are worth checking out are Falicon pyramid, Depart Petit Train which is a 45 minutes train tour of the city’s landmark, and the Albert I Garden. The French are amazing pastries so do not forget to check out their local favorite restaurants.
8. mexico, Puerto Vallarta
As Puerto Vallarta is a popular diving destination, there are many dive shops located throughout the beaches. February is a great time to visit Puerto Vallarta because the weather and the scenery are amazing and it is the perfect time for whale watching.
Places to go and visit while in the city include the Downtown art walk, Malecon Sea Horse selfie, Galleria Dante, the 4D Art Museum and Centro Cultural Cuale.
There are some fun activities to do that can be fun for the whole family likes the Marietas islands which is a popular tourist attraction and for a good reason, the El Eden, Aquaventuras Park which is beyond amazing for kids, Nogalitos Eco-park for some fun family zip-lining and Splash Parque Acuatico Vallarta.
Croatia is one of the most famous and known European countries as it is the home of the world’s smallest town and the popular dog breed called Dalmatians. It has a few landmarks that are worth visiting and they include the Pula Arena which is the only remaining Roman amphitheater to have four side towers and with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved, the Krka River, Monument to the sun, Golden Gate, and Plitvice Lakes National Park.
It also has amazing water destinations therefore fun outdoor activities like skiing, motorboat rides to the Blue Grotto, and swimming in hidden waters are some of the activities visitors enjoy. Croatia is definitely for water lovers who enjoy exploring hidden caves with amazing waters as well as beautiful sunsets.
10. Utah, United States of America
Park City, Utah in February is one of the most beautiful and fun places to visit for snow lovers. The town offers more than 400 downhill trails for skiing and snowboarding covering 3,300 acres. United States Ski Team refers to Park City as home because of the amazing snow the city gets. Some fun activities include dog sledding, snowmobiling, Park City Museum, Utah Olympic Park and the Historic Main Street with over 70 retail stores. Utah has beautiful cabins to rent that tend to be cheaper when booked in advance.