When the days grow shorter and the temperatures begin to drop, we only have distant memories of our past summer vacation. Although the next summer vacation may seem like it is an eternity away, there are some destinations to consider for enjoying summer-like vacations during the winter. This, if snow is not on your mind and you are looking to spend time basking under the sun, pack your bags. From enjoying varied cuisines to exploring a rich cultural heritage, there is much to see and do at these destinations. Here are 5 outstanding wintertime vacation destinations to consider for the upcoming year.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
In the simplest of descriptions, this is the land of the tango and tango dance lessons. Whether you take in a professional dance show or just want to watch local couples dancing passionately on the city sidewalks, you’ll find it here. Learning the tango may be the popular tourist immersion experience, but you will find a sultry, summer in Buenos Aires when the northern hemisphere is in the throes of winter.
The best time to visit Southeast Asia is during the drier, temperate winter season compared to the summers there when the weather is oppressively hot, humid, and rainy.
The crown attraction of Cambodia is the temple of Angkor-Wat, a 5-towered structure that is renowned as being the largest religious building in the world. You should consider hiring a knowledgeable guide so you can fully appreciate the experience.
Cape Town, South Africa
Instead of suffering with the chilling winds and snow during North American winters, why not think about enjoying a summer beach vacation in Cape Town, South Africa? A favorite of locals and tourists alike is Bloubergstrand which features some stunning vistas of the most famous natural landmark in South Africa, Table Mountain. Enjoy the beautiful sun-kissed beaches, tranquil blue sea and miles of natural coastline.
With its Atlantic and Pacific sandy white beaches, diverse wildlife, laid-back culture, and verdant rain forests, Costa Rica is ranked as one of the top winter vacation destinations of either hemisphere. Although there is an abundance of all-inclusive beach resorts, the country is also known for its quaint, inland wilderness lodging situated amidst the rain forests. If you have been longing for a vacation without electricity, internet connectivity, and room service, these lodges are sure to please.
San Diego, US
As the gem of Southern California, San Diego is renowned for its all-year temperate climate but its best kept secret may just be the abundance of museums located within the Balboa Park boundaries. You’ll find collections that are strictly devoted to anthropology, art from every imaginable area of the world, historic automobiles, sports, and much more. Don’t forget to walk the beaches and the historic Gaslamp Quarter.