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To all the Chionophiles who love winters, it’s time to treat yourself to a trip to the outdoors. And since winter is approaching, you need to buckle up and get ready because we’ve got you covered for the best places to visit in winter.
That’s right, these places are epic especially in winter, bringing out a serene beauty that is worth your travel. But before we begin, we’re listing some pointers you need to follow when you’re traveling to these places because it’s better safe than sorry. Let’s take a look:
Checklist for Traveling to Cold Places
Here are some pointers to keep in mind whenever you’re traveling to cold locations for vacations:
- Wear your heaviest clothes while traveling. It’ll put less burden on your luggage and you won’t have to fetch clothes when you land.
- Avoid packing bulky stuff. Instead, pack layers, especially under warmers that would not take ample space but do good when protecting you from the cold.
- Get compression packing cubes that don’t take up much space in your suitcase.
- Pack your accessories together to avoid cluttering.
- Avoid carrying additional clothes (tees, shorts, etc.)
- Get a roaming provider to remain connected to the internet. For this, you can look up plans from Xfinity or contact Xfinity customer service to get their roaming services.
Keep these pointers handy when you’re traveling to cold locations for vacations, and you’ll be sorted. With this, let’s now check out the best places to travel to in winter:
1. Hallstatt, Austria
Beautiful and elegant – Hallstatt is quite famous for its intriguing snowy climate that is similar to something you might’ve seen in the movie Frozen. Should we tell you that the theme in the movie was inspired by this location? Surprised, yes?
Well, apart from such beautiful scenery, this place is super amazing, especially in the winter with its lake views. In addition, the Old Town is also famous for its charming architecture and is worth spending a week or two in the place.
2. The Scottish Highlands
From exploring the countryside to visiting the coast and Lake Loch, the Scottish Highlands present an amazing opportunity to relish yourself with beauty and serenity. In addition, you can also visit the Cairngorms National Park, the second largest in the UK, which, in itself, is a nature marvel, especially in the winter.
Apart from this, you can visit the castles as well as visit the Fife Arms, which is a former Victorian coaching inn in the town of Braemar. The place is also famous for its association with the Highland Games.
3. Seoul, South Korea
We might’ve perceived a negative picture of Seoul from the famous Netflix series ‘Squid Games.’ However, the place is a gem and is nothing less than a marvel when it comes to finding amazing destinations to visit in the winter.
From visiting the local museums to rejoice in the Joseon-era vibes to diving into the exoticness of the spicy budae jjigae, you’ll find a great deal of activities to enjoy in Seoul. Plus, it’s one of the best places to visit during winter because of the festivities, skating rinks in city centers, ski resorts, and more.
4. Dublin, Ireland
If you’re a fan of cold, gothic scenery, then there’s no good place in Dublin, Ireland to visit in the winter. The location will feature similar vibes you get from watching movies featuring old buildings in the winter.
However, the real-life experience is something you’ll enjoy to your core. It’s one of the famous places for its contemporary art galleries as well as gothic cathedrals. In addition, you can easily plan a day trip blustery Atlantic coast and visit the Cliffs of Moher.
You can rejoice yourself by visiting the Guinness Storehouse, where you can get knowledge about Ireland’s famous beer while enjoying a pint yourself.
5. Kennebunkport, Maine
Kennebunkport is not just famous for its beauty in the winters but it’s an amazing place to visit during all seasons. Well, as for the winters, you’re surrounded by nature’s perfect view with its coastline and downtown shops.
In addition, you can easily visit the country ski or just head to the beach to enjoy serene snowfall while you enjoy the cold. It’s not a seasonal city; hence, despite the snowfall and the cold weather, you’ll still find shops and businesses open.
6. St. Moritz, Switzerland
Switzerland is one of the best places to visit if you’re looking to enjoy your winter vacations and have, well, ample budget. However, you can still find several things to do in St. Moritz without expanding your budget.
First, the place itself is a beautiful ski destination and has an old-world charm, as it’s the birthplace of Alpine tourism. In addition, you have a spot-on vacation idea with several activities such as polo cricket, late night skiing, and more.
Too much skiing? Well, the place has hosted 2 Winter Olympics and even hosts ice horse racing, which is a wonder of its own. You can visit to check it out though.
Well, there you go, not literally though. With these locations at your disposal, you’re now free to pack your bags and visit to enjoy your vacations like no other. So, where are you headed because winter is coming?
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