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Best Places to Travel in February

Travel in February can be a great time to pack up and explore because of the generally low numbers of tourists. There are many places around the world that have prime weather during this time of year. Whether you are still hoping to take in the last of winter or maybe even get a taste of warm weather, the world is your oyster this month. It’s the perfect time to whisk your Valentine off for a little travel romance. From festivals to snowcapped mountains and tropical beaches, this list of best places to travel in February won’t let you down!

Best Places to Travel in February

Best Places to Travel in February Carnivale in Venice Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice is always a great, romantic destination any time of year. It’s unlike any other city in the world with its gondola filled canals, beautiful palaces and traditional Italian food. Although February may not be the most warm and touristy time of year to visit Italy, the Carnivale di Venezia will give you a great excuse to visit this breathtaking city. The carnival begins on February 8th and ends the 25th. Here you will find celebrations all over the city along with everyone wearing elaborate masks and costumes. This only happens once a year, so grab your camera and get Venice Instagram photos of a lifetime. Hotel: Belmond Hotel Cipriani

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Mardi Gras February Travel

New Orleans, Louisiana

A great place to visit in February is New Orleans. Known for it’s delicious food, incredible French architecture, music, and of course Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras, in english “Fat Tuesday”, is the last day before lent to eat all the fatty foods before fasting begins. This year, Mardi Gras falls on February 25th. Leading up to this time, the streets of New Orleans are completely filled with people, parades, food, and anything else you can imagine. Although these parades and festivals can be enjoyed from balconies, tickets for seating are available for very cheap pricing as well. Hotel: Bourbon Orleans Hotel

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Best Places to Visit in February Aspen Colorado

Aspen, Colorado

One of the most beautiful and upscale ski areas in the U.S. is Aspen, Colorado. This is a ski and snowboarder’s paradise. Aspen itself is a very quaint mountain town surrounded by a variety of incredible ski slopes. If après ski interests you, Aspen has a bunch of cool spots for this, Chair 9 – The Little Nell in particular. Aside from the winter sports, the town of Aspen itself is a great place to walk around and grab a bite to eat. February is a good time to visit because of Aspen Laugh Festival. From February 19th to the 22nd, a ton of famous comedians come into town and put on nightly shows. After a long day on the slopes, it’s always fun to end with a laugh! Hotel: St. Regis Aspen Resort

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Lapland Finland Northern Lights

Lapland, Finland

Although typically the coldest month of the year, Lapland will be covered in snow and have mostly clear skies during this time. The main attraction here is the Aurora Borealis also known as the northern lights. The best time to witness this phenomenon is in the winter. Since February has the highest likelihood of clear skies, your chances will be at a high! Aside from this incredible sight, Lapland has tons more to offer such as cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, dog sledding, and even reindeer safaris! I definitely recommend taking advantage of time outside in this spectacular location, but definitely bundle up because temperatures will be well below freezing. Hotel: Pyha Igloos

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Best Places to Travel in February Aqua Dome Austria

Austrian Alps

An incredible winter wonderland vacation is the perfect way to end the winter season. The Alps are one of the best places in the world for skiers and snowboarders. There is nothing but 360 degrees of snowcapped mountains. Grabbing a pair of snowshoes and hiking during the day or even at night underneath the stars is a great activity as well. If the action becomes a little too much, one of the best spas in the world is located in the Austrian Alps. Aqua Dome is the name and it is both a hotel and a spa. The views are absolutely breathtaking but be careful because you may never want to leave this romantic getaway! Hotel: Aqua Dome – Tirol Therme Langenfeld

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Florida Keys Sunset

Florida Keys

One of the best places to travel in February is to the Florida Keys. The Keys have some of the warmest beaches in the world in February so if you are looking for a nice beach getaway, this is your place! Aside from laying out and enjoying the warm weather, the Florida Keys have some greats laid-back adventures as well. In Key West, Duval Street is a great place to roam around and eat at a nice cafe. Duval Street also has some great history such as Ernest Hemingway’s home and museum. Mallory Square in Old Town Key West is a great area to visit in the evening as nightly sunset celebrations take place. If you are a diver, I definitely recommend visiting Key Largo. Hotel: H2O Suites Hotel

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Best Places to Visit in February Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

The warmest month of the year in Cape Town is February. Cape Town is a great city in South Africa with so much to do and see. One of most famous sights is Table Mountain. You can either hike or take a cable car to the top and see magnificent views of the landscapes surrounding Cape Town. From down below, there will sometimes be a cloud cover over just the top of the mountain, giving it the appearance of a table cloth which is a pretty spectacular sight! The views around the Cape of Good Hope are also something I recommend seeing. In terms of adventure, you can visit Boulders Beach and see thousands of African penguins surrounding you, so cute! If you’re a surfer, South Africa has some of the best beaches in the world to either watch or take part in the action. Hotel: Cape Grace

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Best Places to Visit in February Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

With temperatures not excessively hot, Cabo San Lucas is definitely one of the best places to travel in February. One of the most famous attractions in Cabo is the Arch of Cabo San Lucas. This is a huge arch-shaped rock in the ocean. Many visitors will often take boat tours, private or not, for a couple of hours around the arch. Here you can relax, eat, and even snorkel if you choose to. There are also many different beaches to visit in Cabo San Lucas that are beautiful in their own way such as Lovers Beach and Playa del Amor. If you need some more excitement, I recommend renting jet skis or visiting the downtown area and seeing what the nightlife has to offer. Hotel: Viceroy Los Cabos

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Best Places to Travel in February Myanmar

Myanmar

February is a perfect time to visit Myanmar because it is right between the cold and hot season, making temperatures a lot more comfortable. History buffs in particular will love all that Myanmar has to offer. Something that you don’t want to miss out on is the Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the most famous pagodas in the world. If you are able to visit the city of Bagan, I highly recommend going and exploring the thousands of temples by motorbike. Although quite touristy, U Bein Bridge is the longest and oldest teakwood bridge in the world and has absolutely breathtaking views during sunset. Hotel: Belmond Governor’s Residence

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Ski Lanka Ella Train

Sri Lanka

February is a good month to visit Sri Lanka because monsoon season has just ended and tourist season has not yet begun. Sri Lanka is a great place to explore the outdoors and get up close and personal with the wildlife. Elephants can be seen all over the country, but your best chance to see elephants roaming free is at Uda Walawe National Park. In Yala National Park, you will likely be able to come across leopards as the highest population of leopards reside here. Blue whales swim very close to land during the months of January through April, so if you are near the southern tip of Sri Lanka, keep an eye out! Aside from wildlife, Sri Lanka is famous for tea. You can visit a tea empire in Nuwara Eliya and take home some samples, yum! Hotel: Heritance Kandalama

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These are the ten best places to travel in February. Take in the last of winter or head to the sunny beaches for a great trip no matter where you end up. These locations were handpicked to give you the best February travel experiences possible. If you need some more inspiration, check out the best places to travel in January or March.


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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Kim Cook
    January 24, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Beautiful and amazing choices. The Florida Keys and Aspen spoke to me as well as Iceland. I have several friends who absolutely loved it there!

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      Jenifer
      January 24, 2020 at 8:36 pm

      All of those are great. Iceland was one of our favorite trips ever. Hope you get to see it sometime soon.

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    Jessica
    January 24, 2020 at 6:41 am

    Cant go wrong with any of these places, especially Finland. Those Northern Lights are just breathtaking.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    Kelli
    January 21, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    You always have the best blog post ever! Your writing, your photos, I love it all!!!

    • Reply
      Jenifer
      January 21, 2020 at 11:26 pm

      Thank you so much!

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    Rosemary Davis
    January 20, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    Jennifer these are all amazing choices! I can say that I have visited several and can agree that they are awesome!

    Your photos are out of this world!!! I so enjoy reading your post for the pictures as much as the information,

    Thanks for sharing!

    Rosemary

    • Reply
      Jenifer
      January 20, 2020 at 8:17 pm

      Thank you so much!

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    Meirose
    January 19, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    These are amazing places Jenifer! Lapland has been on my radar! Good to know February is the best month to go. Wow! so many to choose from. Thank you for sharing your wonderful knowledge of world travel. By the way, awesome photos!

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      Jenifer
      January 19, 2020 at 7:07 pm

      Lapland has the clearest weather in February so your chance of seeing northern lights is higher. I agree, there are so many great places to go in February!

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    Jyoti
    January 18, 2020 at 9:23 am

    These are really some amazing places to visit in February! Nice compilation! Wonderful Post! Have a great day!
    Allurerage
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    • Reply
      Jenifer
      January 21, 2020 at 11:31 pm

      So glad you like it. There are definitely some exciting places on the February list.

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    Heike Yates
    January 17, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Jennifer, these are some awesome places and some or still on my list to visit. Cap Town is on it next year and good to know that February might be a good time to go. We love to travel too 🙂

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      Jenifer
      January 17, 2020 at 11:44 pm

      Cape Town is a lovely 72F in February and it’s typically the least expensive month to fly there. A total win-win!

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    Simone
    January 16, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    A friend of mine just recently saw the northern lights in Norway, it must be truly spectacular to see those amazing lights. I would love to visit the Florida Keys though to escape the cold weather here lol.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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      Jenifer
      January 16, 2020 at 9:06 pm

      How lucky for your friend! I think a lot of people are looking to escape the cold in February 😉

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    Jennifer
    January 16, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    I’d love to go someplace warm next month for my birthday but I’m not sure it will happen.

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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      Jenifer
      January 16, 2020 at 4:40 pm

      Hope you get a Happy Birthday somewhere great!

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