Best Winter Holiday Destination
The cold weather doesn’t stop people to passionately celebrate the holiday season. Well, sometimes it can be tough in creating an itinerary. Whether you want to spend your holiday with a relaxing walk around the Christmas market, do some outdoor activities, or just chilling and enjoying the beautiful panoramic. If you are planning on your winter holiday, consider these great destinations.
New York, USA
For holiday spirit (and basically things to do any time of year), the “city that never sleeps” is definitely a top destination. The annual Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular with the famous Rockettes is a world-famous holiday event. Each winter, Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan hosts the dazzling Christmas tree stands at least 23 meters tall and decorated with tens of thousands of LED lights. Moreover, New York City on winter is home to many ice-skating rinks. Skating in midtown's Bryant Park is free, or you can head east of Times Square to skate by the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. If you want more room to show off your skating skills, make your way uptown to Central Park's Wollman Rink, the city's largest and most famous skating rink.
Spending a day in Innsbruck during winter is always an excellent idea. Innsbruck is known as the ski and snowboard capital of the world. There are plenty of things to do in Innsbruck with the Austrian Alps scenery and a city rich in history. Innsbruck in winter also boasts a unique and quaint cityscape filled with holiday lights, bustling markets, and its dazzling Swarovski crystals to bring home. Christmas vibe in Innsbruck can be seen from its glittering Golden Roof, lit-up Christmas trees, and joyful caroling in the streets. Experience the cozy holiday atmosphere in Innsbruck's picturesque Old Town with its fairy tale mountain backdrop. And also be sure to check out the Old Town Christmas Market, where the brass band playing on the rooftop above serenades you with holiday classics.
Dublin has been voted to be one of the friendliest cities in Europe. Dublin has a great party life, wonderful beer and cold weather in winter. It is cold, there is a lot of snow and even more pubs, that will provide a warm corner and a glass of original Guinness beer. Also, it is proud of its cultural life and music scene. There are also Dublin Mountains and Wicklow Mountains that provide a natural getaway, hiking trails and panoramic views.
Hokkaido is a land best known for its picture-perfect mountains, winter festivals, drift ice, lavender flowers, sea foods, and wild animals. Another option to spend your holiday in Hokkaido are in a series of choices from drink copious amounts of beer, get warm with hot springs, and explore parts of the region outside of Sapporo.
Harbin, is the coldest place in China with daily temperatures about minus 15-degree Celsius on average. It holds the famous annual Ice and Snow World Festival. Blocks of ice are carved into sculptures and buildings and lit from within to provide glittering lights of ice. In the Ice and Snow World you will have the unique experiences such as Ice Bar, Ice Hotel, Maze, Climbing Ice Rock, Golf on the ice ground, Football on the ice ground, etc. It is also known as “the Ice Disneyland”.
Finland has the best anticipated otherworldly spirals, The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. At 68° North, Finnish Lapland offers a climate that sees seven months of snowfall and over 200 nights of Northern Lights activity. Especially on the winter, you will fall in love with the Finnish “Blue Polar Lights” when twilights descend onto the landscapes and dozens of winter-special activities. From watching for the lights in a mobile wagon after ice fishing on frozen lakes, soak in a private hot tub, husky sled before meeting Santa in your heated igloo, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see the Northern Lights from a glass igloo tucked into the snow at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort.