The holiday season is just the time to treat yourself to something really nice, and what better way to do that than by going on a little getaway? You can finally get some rest from all the pomp and the bustle surrounding this period, and as long as you pick something fun to do, you’re bound to come back home relaxed, refreshed and ready for new challenges. Wondering what kind of activities are the best choice and where you can spend your getaway? Then take a look at our suggestions and start planning your trip!
Nothing like winter sports to get your blood pumping! Now’s the right time to grab your skis and head for a mountainous area, and if you’re wondering where to go, try Sweden. There are many ski resorts to choose from, and Åre is probably your best bet if you want a well-rounded experience. Even if you never went skiing before it’s never too late to learn, and this is one of those vacations that’s best taken when in the company of close friends. Just imagine—you’ll be rushing down the sloping hills and mountains during the daytime, and drinking hot cocoa and laughing in the evenings. If you’re a fan of active holidays, this is a really good pick.
Visit a nearby city
If you’re looking for something inexpensive, you don’t have to fly halfway across the world just to have fun. Visiting a city from your own state that you’ve never seen before is a perfectly exciting thing to do, and you can take your friends and go scouting for good bars, restaurants, and hotels where you can stay. If you live in the US, you can also go to a nearby state to check out what the neighbors are up to and see how their idea of entertainment compares to what you do back home. Buffalo, New Orleans, and Charleston are just some of the interesting suggestions that you can consider.
Go on a whiskey tasting tour
Want to spend the holidays in warm weather while you sip on whiskey and enjoy the best that life has to offer? Then head straight to Australia; you won’t regret it. You can go on a fun whiskey tasting in Sydney and tour magnificent distilleries—if you’re a connoisseur, you’re bound to enjoy yourself. After you’re done with this, there’s nothing stopping you from visiting the Sydney Harbor and finding a good restaurant or enjoying the famed Opera House and its wonders.
Snuggle up in a warm cabin
Perhaps you want to go on a getaway with your partner, and in that case, you can head over to Italy’s Amalfi Coast and find a nice little cabin. Snuggling up next to a loved one is a great way to spend your holidays, and it will give you enough alone time to get totally romantic and bond like you never did before. Pack up well and bring a lot of good organic clothing so you’d be warm and comfortable, and then you can step away from the errands that are waiting for you at home. If you’ve never traveled together before this is an opportunity to test your relationship and see how it holds up when you’re stuck together for several days without a break, but it’s also a great time to simply learn more about each other and discover what you like.
If you’re looking to blow off some steam, Cancun in Mexico is still a great destination, even in winter. Head over to the Zona Hotelera (the ‘Party Zone’), and you’ll find some really great bars and nightclubs. Sometimes hardcore partying is just what you need to reset and recharge your batteries. After all, if it helps you get all the negative energy out of your system, then it’s definitely a good thing. You can go alone and meet new people that you can hang out with, or you can take your friends and have a totally wild time together.
Go on a hike
There are several hiking destinations that are even better in winter, and Rocky Mountain National Park offers the most enjoyable experiences. As long as you layer up with warm clothes and bring sturdy winter boots you should be set for a nice hike, and this is a good kind of vacation for a nature enthusiast who wants to escape the bustle of the city. Enjoy the fresh air and the physical challenge, and you’ll come back home rejuvenated.
Don’t let the year go by without treating yourself! Now that we’ve given you a few ideas, all you need to do is pick the one that calls your name and go have a great time.