Now that summer is almost over and the kids will be heading back to school soon, it’s time to start thinking in advance and making plans for your autumn or winter getaway. There are a whole host of places you can check out if you’re on the hunt for a great holiday for couples or families alike. Here are some of the top suggestions for great winter getaways that will create memories that will last a lifetime.
Family Ski Holiday
It’s no secret that one of the top getaway ideas for winter is to head out to some of the lush mountain ranges in Europe for a family ski holiday. With the Alps playing host to some of the worlds best runs, it’s easy to see why this continues to be a popular choice for many. Stretching from France through Liechtenstein, into Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia and Monaco, the Alps are some of the world’s most well known mountains – and beautiful too. If you want something a bit off the worn trail, why not consider Slovakia’s Tatras mountains and the top ski destination, Jasna for a unique experience your friends will envy.
Winter is the best time to catch this awesome night time light display, and there’s no better place than to hit some of the more northerly destinations such as Norway, Iceland, Finland or Sweden to see the best that the Aurora can bring. With most countries offering tours specific to seeing the Northern Lights, it’s becoming a hugely popular option for those who want to experience this astronomical dance among the stars.
Family Friendly Florida
If cold and snow aren’t your thing then you might want to consider heading out to a warmer location such as the sunny state of Florida. Known as the Sunshine State, and for good reason, Florida boasts a great climate year round that can even allow the occasional dip in the ocean if you’re brave enough. With so many things to see and do for both couples and families alike, Florida is a hugely popular option for those who want to experience a bit of the American way. From Disney World to Universal Studios, Discovery Cove and more, you can get your Florida theme park tickets in advance to save yourself time and money as well as the ability to skip those long queues to buy tickets at the gate.
Off the back of Florida, if you’re looking for something a bit warmer, why not consider a beach holiday. Many beach destinations allow you to sunbathe and swim in turquoise waters nearly year round and as a result make for great getaways from the winter blues. Places such as the Caribbean, Maldives, Mauritius, Zanzibar and Cape Verde are all great places where the temperatures will be summer like and the seas refreshing. Don’t forget to pack the sunscreen alongside your flip flops!
So if you’re looking for a great winter getaway, look no further than one of these awesome suggestions. There are so many things to do in the winter that can incorporate the weather and season such as skiing, but if you aren’t adverse to a bit of travel you can always enjoy the sun, sea and sand of warmer climes. Enjoy!