As soon as the Festive Season is finished, the February holiday already starts to stick its nose over the horizon. You have, then, only a few weeks to prepare your family trip on the second month of the year. As far as the destinations are concerned, the range of alternatives is wide. Whether you want to escape from the cold and go to a warm country, or prefer to keep enjoying the snowy time, you will surely find the right place to spend beautiful time with your family. Here are some of the greatest ones.
1- South Africa
In this period, it is summer in Africa with average temperatures of 28°C. Take time to visit South Africa and its beautiful tourist attractions. Often bypassed by tourists, especially in winter, the country is a perfect February family destination with comfortable circuits, outstanding stays and rewarding safaris. You can encounter and admire the penguins in the wild in Cape Town, alongside the Boulders Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches of the continent. Also discover the Southern Africa’s animals, the Zulu culture in KwaZulu-Natal region and why not detouring in the neighboring countries, Swaziland and Johannesburg.
2- Costa Rica
February is just pleasant and wonderful in this small part of South America with average temperatures between 25 and 30°C. You and your family can enjoy vacations with nature and discover the local rich and typical fauna and flora. The jungle will call your little adventurers on some unique nature experiences. There, each of you can admire the monkeys from the hanging bridges. Mountains, volcanos and a lot of national parks are waiting for all of you there. Speaking of which, the Poás National Park is one of the most visited parks in Costa Rica because of the existence of the Poás Volcano, an active volcano located at over 2 700 meters of altitude. It offers the kind of splendid show that everyone should see at least once in a lifetime.
3- Ski Resort Villages in the Hautes-Alpes, France
If the cold doesn’t bother you and you like the snow and skiing, the French Alps are the perfect destination for your family for the February holiday. Go see the prestigious resort villages and spend some family dream stay in the snowy mountains among pine trees. You can go to Megève, known as the best ski station of the Alps, very appreciated by the global elite. When the weather is good, you can see the majestic Mont-Blanc from there. Avoriaz is also a fabulous ski area of Portes du Soleil, in the municipality of Morzine. You can rent Morzine winter luxury chalet or apartment to spend quality time with your loved ones.
For milder temperatures, pick Spain for you family trip in February. You may even be able to spend time on the beach if the weather is good enough. Otherwise, other interesting tourist sites do not lack in this beautiful country: nature reserves and parks, museums, historic monuments and cultural heritages. Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo is the most appreciated towns by visitors. But if you want to discover some sites from antiquity, Merida and Segovia are the best places to go.
Andorra is a small independent principality situated between France and Spain, in the eastern Pyrenees. It is especially known for its luxurious ski stations, but also its old churches and castles. The architecture of the town is typical and fascinating. Spending a family holiday in its splendid hills can be an interesting adventure for everyone. Do not forget to enjoy the local delightful food. It is the right time and place for little ones and grown-ups to discover new landscapes, cultures and tastes, and share precious memories.