It's always a good idea to have a change of scenery once in a while. Although we love the warm tropical beaches, we sometimes daydream about doing winter activities like building a snowman or go skiing. If you're looking to fulfil your cool dreams this season, here are some winter destinations that you might want to consider.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland (London, UK)
If you love Disneyland, then you'd also enjoy at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in London. It's a large yearly Christmas event held in Hyde Park. Aside from the cool ice skating rink and rides, you can also chill at the Ice Bar where almost everything is made out of ice including the chairs, tables, and cups. You can also enjoy a grand view of London from their Giant Observation Wheel.
Harbin is located in the northernmost part of China and is named the 'Ice City' because of its very cold climate. In the winter, they host the famous Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival where the biggest and most marvellous sculptures can be seen. If you're visiting China soon, it would be a missed opportunity not to see this spectacular annual event at one of the most famed winter holiday destinations.
The idyllic city of Copenhagen is beautiful in every season, and especially cosy during winter. If you're looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation, then this is one of the best winter holiday destinations for you. Snuggle up to some delicious hot choco, explore the numerous cultural places like the Copenhagen Museum and the Rosenborg Castle, among others.
Looking to witness the Northern Lights this year? Head over to Kakslauttanen, Finland for a great view. Because this is one of the most whimsical winter holiday destinations on earth, here you can rent your own Igloo at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort and even watch the Northern Lights from the comfort of your own bed.
Southern Alps, Queenstown, New Zealand
If you think that planning a winter vacation right now is too soon, then how about visiting the Southern Alps next year? Be enchanted with nature and get your adrenaline fix by visiting the Remarkables and Coronet Peak in Queenstown, New Zealand. After skiing and snowboarding, you can enjoy the famous craft beers and local cuisine. Aside from that, you can also partake in the winter festivities at Queenstown Winter Festival in June.
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