There are many places to travel to that make for great winter destinations. Whether someone enjoys cold weather or wants to escape it, there are always destinations that provide a fun getaway.

Those that enjoy the cold often head to Lucerne for some world-class skiing. While they are there, they can also engage in ice fishing, sledding, and snow-shoeing. Lucerne is also known for its many spas, so visitors can relax after spending the day engaging in these activities. Visiting during the holiday season is ideal for anyone who enjoys shopping at Christmas markets. 

Another cold-weather winter destination tourists love is Quebec City. It is a great place for history buffs to visit, as it boasts many historical buildings. Those that visit during the holiday season will see the buildings decorated for Christmas. In February, Quebec City is the site of the annual Mois Multi art festival and Carnaval de Quebec. 

For vacationers who prefer to escape the cold weather, popular winter destinations include St. Lucia, which sees 80 degree days during the winter. Visitors can relax on the Reduit Beach and the Anse Chastanet. They are also encouraged to try the local drink, cocoa tea.

Costa Rica is also a popular winter destination for its warm weather. Some of the activities visitors engage in the most are mountain biking, hiking, zip-lining, and riding horses. Those that visit in January are encouraged to attend the Palmares Fiestas, a two-week celebration that locals cherish.

Hanoi is considered a desirable winter destination as well. As Vietnam’s capital, it is the home of the Temple of Literature. In addition, many people visit during the winter months for annual events such as the Perfume Pagoda Festival and the Tet Festival. 

Those who visit Seville during the winter are in for a treat. Highlights of a visit to Seville include seeing the Real Alcazar Palace and the Catedral de Sevilla, notable for its Gothic architecture. The winter season also brings many holiday markets as well as the annual festivities of the Three Kings Day.

Last but not least, Dubai makes for an exciting winter getaway for many tourists. Activities include visiting Jumeirah Beach or heading to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, where visitors can go sand-boarding.