What Are Some Places to Go On A Vacation in February?
Have some vacation time in February, but not sure how to use it? There are plenty of great destinations to choose from when planning a vacation in February. Whether you want to lounge on a tropical beach
or snuggle with your sweetheart at a winter festival, there's a February vacation destination just waiting to dazzle you.
With sunny skies and temperatures of around 80 degrees, Hawaii is a destination for travelers looking for a guaranteed warm vacation spot. Visitors can explore Hawaii's six distinctive tourist islands and participate in activities such as swimming, surfing, fishing, hiking, golfing, and horseback riding, or visit Hawaii's many beautiful plantations and gardens. Because February is in Hawaii's "low" season, you can expect the beaches to be a bit less crowded and the accommodations to be at least $10 less expensive per night than during the "high" season.
Quebec City, Canada
If you don't mind the cold, Quebec City holds its annual Winter Carnival during the first two weeks of February. Events include a giant soccer game, snow baths, winter slides, parades, sleigh rides, snow sculptures, an ice palace and skating. Travelers interested in visiting Quebec City during the Winter Carnival should make reservations well in advance as accommodations for the festival book quickly.
Being a desert city has its advantages in that, even in February, Las Vegas is warm and hospitable to visitors. With temperatures averaging above 60 degrees Fahrenheit and hotel casinos expertly temperature-controlled, you might even forget it's winter. Explore the Strip's many sights, take in a classic Vegas show, explore old downtown Vegas or try your luck at the casinos. Since you'll be visiting Vegas in its relatively short "off" season, you're likely to find a great deal on accommodations at one of the many hotels on the Strip. For example, the Mirage hotel occasionally offers suites at a 20 percent discount through February. The Monte Carlo is another hotel that offers varying discounts throughout February.
Jamaica is one of the most popular winter vacation destinations, and with reliably tropical temperatures year-round it's easy to see why. Jamaica is just a short plane ride from many major U.S. cities. Visitors to Jamaica can spend their time lounging on the beach, participating in water sports, exploring limestone cave labyrinths or hiking up to gushing waterfalls. Travelers interested in a Jamaican vacation who are looking for a bargain should investigate the many all-inclusive resorts found on the island.
Orlando, another popular winter vacation destination, boasts temperatures up to 75 degrees Fahrenheit in February. Home to the Walt Disney World resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando amusement parks, Orlando offers excitement for every member of your family. Rub elbows with your favorite Disney characters, ride the latest thrill rides at Universal Studios or see the popular Shamu Rocks show at SeaWorld Orlando. For visitors on a budget, Orlando has a number of museums and art galleries that offer free admission.
Megan Mattingly-Arthur has been writing professionally since 1998. She has contributed to various publications, including "Teen Voices" and "Positive Teens" magazines, as well as a book, "The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published." Mattingly-Arthur is studying travel and tourism through Penn Foster Career School.
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