Five Must-Visit Destinations for Winter Travel

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Many people are intimidated by the cold temperatures and snow of winter, but what they don’t realise is that it can also be a great time to travel. Whether you prefer sunny beaches or the bustling city life, there’s an abundance of options available for those who want to get out of the colder months and explore the world this winter. The following are five must-visit destinations for winter travel.

Sapporo, Japan

Sapporo is a winter wonderland and one of the best places to visit this winter. Nestled in Japan’s Hokkaido Prefecture, the town is known for its snowy peaks, long winters, and of course, Sapporo beer. In the heart of Sapporo City (the largest city on Hokkaido), you will find many museums, such as the National Museum of Art and the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art. You can also go skiing or snowboarding at one of two resorts near Sapporo City: Shiroishi Kogen or Yubari Kogen.

Aspen, Colorado

There are few places in the world that are more charming than Aspen, Colorado. Nestled among the Rocky Mountains, this idyllic town is a perfect escape to spend your winter. From skiing and snowboarding in the winter months to hiking and biking in the summer, you will never be bored with all of the activities that Aspen has to offer. You can even take scenic horseback rides through the town or go dog sledding if you’re feeling adventurous. With four ski resorts nearby, there’s no shortage of things to do on the mountain. And with many of these activities being free or low cost for locals, this destination could be one of the most budget-friendly spots on our list.

Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City is the perfect destination for winter travel. In fact, it is one of the most popular destinations in Canada, with about two million visitors every year. The city has a European flair and many languages are spoken here. However, French is the predominant language and is commonly used in signage and on restaurant menus.

Quebec City offers a variety of activities including skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, horseback riding, sleigh rides and more.

Munich, Germany

Munich is the perfect destination for winter travel because of its vast selection of festivals and events. Munich is well known as a centre of Oktoberfest, but there are other annual festivals such as the International Christmas Market and the Tollwood Festival. In addition to these large events, Munich also has smaller festivals like Gasteig Culture Night and Jugendfest. It’s no wonder that this city was voted one of the world’s most livable cities.

Reykjavik, Iceland

With lots of things to do in Iceland if you’re visiting the country, make sure you book a visit to Reykjavik. Visit the Blue Lagoon or the National Museum of Iceland to learn more about the history and culture of the people. Don’t forget to stop by Reykjavik’s Hallgrimskirkja Church or Harpa Concert Hall, both architectural masterpieces.

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