While most like to stay home with loved ones to celebrate Christmas and new year, there are a few of us who like to travel, especially as in some parts of the world, it is their off-season in terms of tourists and prices are unbelievably low. Here are a list of destinations you should consider before deciding on your next budget winter destination like warm bulky sweater.
The Big Cities – Especially ones such as New York City where the cities come alive for Christmas and New Year with thriving population of tourists and locals, consider visiting just after the New Year where the prices drop drastically. True, it won’t be the same as spending New Year’s Eve at times square or the bustling Christmas shopping, but till a few weeks in the festive season remains with added bonus of the marked decrease in accommodation prices. Also, remember to take a side zip jumper on, the weather may be turning but it won’t be warm for a while yet.
The Tropics – There are multiple deals on the market during the early months of the year, especially just after the Christmas season and before the spring tourist season starts. Destinations such as Tulum, Mexico, and Barbados offer great deals with substantial cuts in hotel prices. The locations are also far less populated with milling tourists. Airlines too offer deals and discounts on certain days of the month during this off peak season thus reducing the costs still further.
Southern California – It is a quieter season for Los Angeles and San Diego during the early months of the year, however, with warm weather and cut down prices of the hotels, it is an ideal get away for the subsidized vacation. You may be able to even have a short road trip between the two cities and enjoy the best of both at a significantly low price. It is also whale watching season at San Diego.
Venice – For some reason few tourists choose to want to face the cold temperatures of Venice with its intermittent Dolomite snow. Thus, the crowds on the streets are low and so are the hotel prices. If you plan a visit for late January, early February, make sure to stay for Carnevale di Venezia, one of Europe’s most renowned festivals and the streets of Venice fill up in a blur of color and celebration.
A winter vacation can be beneficial to your purse while still being exciting. You do not necessarily have to limit your winter get away to colder countries where the tourists may be unwilling to come due to the cold, there are interesting deals even in the tropics and warmer parts of the world, especially during the months of January and February.