Luxe Travel Destinations That Are Cheaper in Winter

6 Luxe Travel Destinations That Are Cheaper in Winter

What did you do on your summer vacation? I have for you 6 Luxe Travel Destinations That Are Cheaper in Winter. Just about every vacation spot is mobbed in summer, when families with children are free to travel. If you have the flexibility, enjoy fewer crowds and pay less by visiting these normally-expensive spots during winter!

1. Europe

The lowest airfares to Europe are usually available from mid-January through the end of February. Don't despair, there are plenty of great things to do there during the colder months, whether it's enjoying Denmark's hygge, sipping hot chocolate in Vienna, skiing in Switzerland, or hiking in temperate Italy and Spain.

Luxe Travel Destinations That Are Cheaper in Winter

2. Orlando

Disney hotels offer their cheapest rates during "Value Season," which includes much of January and the first week of February.

Luxe Travel Destinations That Are Cheaper in Winter

Universal Orlando lists the first three weeks of December as value season as well.

Luxe Travel Destinations That Are Cheaper in Winter

Basically if it's winter but not a holiday week, you're good to enjoy a cheaper and less crowded theme park experience.


3. Yosemite National Park

You might think this spectacular mountain playground is snowed in all winter, but many of the main roads, including the popular Valley Loop, are kept open.

Luxe Travel Destinations That Are Cheaper in Winter

Is there anything to do there in winter? Only if you like ice skating with a view of Half Dome, affordable family downhill skiing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Make sure to check current conditions before you head out to find out about temporary road closures or chain requirements.

Luxe Travel Destinations That Are Cheaper in Winter

4. Iceland

Thanks to Iceland's affordable Wow Air, you can fly from Boston or DC to Reykjavik for under $400 just about any time of year — but accommodations (those that don't shut down until spring) cost about 40% less in winter.

Luxe Travel Destinations That Are Cheaper in Winter

What can you do during an Icelandic winter when daylight only lasts a few hours? Bathe in a hot spring while sipping a frozen drink, enjoy all-day sunsets and sunrises, and see the Northern Lights. What you won't do is freeze to death, since thanks to the Gulf Stream, Iceland is not as cold as New York City in winter. Speaking of which...

Luxe Travel Destinations That Are Cheaper in Winter

5. New York City or Chicago

You can't deny that living in a northern U.S. city sucks during winter. However, staying in downtown hotels — where nightly rates plummet with the temperatures — is a different story.

Luxe Travel Destinations That Are Cheaper in Winter

In downtown Chicago, you can ice skate in Millennium Park, walk for miles indoors through world-class museums, and brave the chill to eat strudel at the Christkindlmarket. In New York City, there are countless things to do in winter. Whether it's enjoying the shows on Broadway or visiting the city's many museums or world-class eateries, you won't be disappointed.

Luxe Travel Destinations That Are Cheaper in Winter

6. Montreal

I once visited Montreal during a mild January where the temperature was above freezing.

Luxe Travel Destinations That Are Cheaper in Winter

Between Igloofest, Montréal en Lumière, and taking the kids to Mont Royal to sled and sip hot cocoa, Montreal glitters en hiver — and discount hotel packages make the normally pricey city un bon marché.

Luxe Travel Destinations That Are Cheaper in Winter

What are your winter travel plans?


Source wisebread.com

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