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The 7 Best Winter Vacations For 2019

When it comes to winter getaways, it’s not all about cosying up by the fire, drinking hot chocolate and playing in the snow. Sure, Christmas markets are amazing but it’s also nice to escape to the heat! With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the very best winter vacations across the world.

These seven winter vacation ideas will inspire you to book a last-minute trip – we’re sure of it…

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1. Munich, Germany

Munich perhaps may be best known for their annual Oktoberfest celebrations where endless amounts of beers are consumed. Yet, there is so much more this historic city is known for than just beer.

From beautiful, centuries-old architecture to the celebration of their history with their museums and Christmas markets, there are just so many things to do in Munich.

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2. Patagonia, Argentina

Patagonia is famous for some of the best hiking in the world, along with rock climbing and mountaineering. The most famous part of Patagonia is probably El Chalten, however, as it’s located in Los Glaciares National Park, one of the top tourist destinations in Argentina’s Patagonia and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Most Instagrammable Spots in Patagonia
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3. St. Lucia

The variety of activities available here is what makes it one of the best winter vacations, we think.

Fly above St. Lucia and you’ll immediately be taken aback by how diverse the coastline is. There’s remote fishing villages and impressive reef-diving resorts to volcanic beaches and luxury resorts. There’s something here for everybody, even if you’re travelling alone. Its sunny weather makes it ideal for a warm winter vacation.

4. Whistler, Canada

Just two hours away from Vancouver lies this famous mountain hotspot. This top ranked destination ski resort draws skiers from all over the world for downhill and heli-skiing, with cross-country trails located close by.

Snuggle up in a chalet with some hot chocolate and relax in front of a fire after a long day on the slopes. Whistler is perfect for a winter getaway you’ll never forget.

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5. Miami, Florida, USA

Miami is a laid-back beach town during the day and a feverish party town at night. If you’re researching winter vacations ideas then we bet this city will pop up again and again! For good reason too, as there’s plenty to love about Miami.

With its bright colours, wonderful weather, high end restaurants and party vibes, this is one of the greatest American cities to spend some time in. The balmy weather will make you forget it’s even winter.

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6. Dubai, UAE

You’ll find a huge range of things to see and do in Dubai. From visiting impressive museums and archaeological sites to making most of shopping ’til you drop. As tourists hot spots go they don’t get much bigger or more spectacular than Dubai.

The high-flying city of the U.A.E, Dubai is one of the most glamourous destinations you’ll ever visit.The city’s high temperatures are just nice during winter.

7. Prague, Czech Republic

Prague’s famous Christmas market has it all. Wooden chalet stalls for gifts, a huge Christmas tree that’s beautifully decorated and even a live animal stable Nativity Scene.

As well as delicious Christmassy treats such as mulled wine and gingerbread cookies, you can soak up the festive atmosphere of live classic musical and dance performances. Prague is a cosy city that’s lovely to just wander around. 

Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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