Towards the end of the year, folks living in northern climates find themselves transfixed to the cold weather. And the best resolution, always, is to escape and look for the sun, entertainment, or experience different cultures. Luckily, there are various places around the world with numerous attractions and better weather.
It is relieving to know there is somewhere you can go and heal your winter wanderlust. Here is a collection of the best cities, the sunniest beaches, and the greatest events, during winter.
Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, is not as flashy or vibrant as one might expect. However, this destination is transforming into an upmarket destination. Do not expect the place to be very flashy as it is a quiet environment where you can spend your time surfing, walking, or cycling.
While Lanzarote has plenty of low-key areas to stay, you have the option of visiting great hotels in Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen or Playa Blanca. Hotel Coronas Playa is one example of a beautiful hotel in Costa Teguise.
On your arrival, you will be greeted by the influence of César Manrique, whose work is evident all over the island. His creations have withstood the test of time and have become the main tourist attractions in Lanzarote.
Maui has some breathtaking views, from rainforests to waterfalls, and will give you a chance to visit the world’s largest dormant volcano after a trip through Haleakala National Park.
You can also maneuver through the beautiful drives like The Road to Hana and pay a visit to Wai’anapanapa State Park to view its black sand and stunning cliffs. For your one-stop shopping, visit Target.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
One of the biggest events in this coastal city is the San Sebastián Street Fest that takes place around mid-January. You will be entertained by reggaetón, samba, and Puerto Rican-style salsa while you enjoy different foods, parades, and children activities.
The festival runs for 24/7 and goes into high gear during the night. While you are in this city, you can also visit the hills and food stalls to sample the various foods that are available.
San Juan offers the best escape from snow and cold, and due to its vibrant lifestyle, it captivates its visitors. While in San Juan, you can also visit Kmart for your food and apparel.
Cancun has great weather in December and has emerged as the leader among the Mexican beach resort towns. It is mainly made up of high-rise hotels along a beautiful beach. Hotel Riu Cancun is one of the five-star hotels that stands out in Cancun.
When you need to go shopping, WalMart is available for an assortment of shopping.
Visit Havana in December and witness the annual ‘Procession of Saint Lazarus.’ During this event, 50,000 pilgrims will be heading to the shrine of Saint Lazarus to seek his blessing.
According to the custom, the amount of blessing is dependent on the level of difficulty endured trying to reach the shrine. Come and witness pilgrims crawling and struggling on their stomachs for kilometers.
If you are a lover of cigars, visit Cigar Aficionado for quality and value.
Review these winter destinations alongside their beaches, hotels, and tourist attractions. They are some of the best if you want to experience the sunny weather, beautiful people, and foreign culture.
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