Wednesday, January 28, 2009

10 Best Winter Vacation Destinations

Summer is generally the season that everyone thinks of when planning their vacations. But why not dare be different, and plan a winter getaway instead? If you are a skier, snowboarder, or just someone who enjoys winter months, then a winter vacation may be just what you are looking for.

There are a number of wonderful and beautiful winter destinations in the world, and visiting them can make your trip all the more exciting and worthwhile. Here is a list of some of the spectacular getaways.
  1. Sweden- Located in the small riverside village of Jukkasjarvi, Sweden's Ice Hotel is famous all over the world for its' fantastic winter packages. This hotel is created each winter from 10,000 tons of ice from the nearby river and 30,000 tons of snow. This hotel features the Ice Bar, which has become a favorite amongst the youth all over the world.
  2. Yellowstone-The Yellowstone National Park is the most popular summer and winter destination in the United States. It offers a great lodging, where you can stay with your family members and friends. It also provides some learning programs and games, in which the guests of all ages can participate and learn. The educational lessons are a great way for you and your family to learn something about the Yellowstone National Park.
  3. Wisconsin dells- The small town of Wisconsin offers great winter vacation at the Great Wolf Lodge, home of huge indoor water parks. Visitors of Wisconsin Dells can get the best of both worlds with summertime artificially created indoors and snow falling outdoors. Wisconsin Dells is located near both Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin.
  4. Alaska- Alaska can make a perfect winter vacation spot for you, if you are traveling along with your family. From going on dog sledding to viewing the beautiful Northern lights, Alaska has something to offer to everybody. Alaska has a lot of entertainment options and activities, which will be enjoyed a lot by you and your family members.
  5. Lake Tahoe- Lake Tahoe has been one of the most famous and popular winter vacation spots in the United States. Situated on the border of California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe has something to offer to everybody- right from families to honeymooners. Lake Tahoe is a wonder winter land of fun and excitement. With so many exotic and luxurious spots around the lake, you will not have any accommodation problem.
  6. Orlando- If you don't like snow frolicking then Florida is just the right place for you to go. There are so many attractions like Walt Disney and others, which will keep you active and alert. You will also find the weather of this place very cozy and beautiful.
  7. Caribbean- It would be a good idea to take a cruise during the winter months. Caribbean cruise offers a complete change of scene from the nail-biting and chilling cold of winter in the North. With the pleasant winds blowing in your face and the soft-kiss of the sun, Caribbean cruise is just the perfect thing to take during the winter months.
  8. New England- One of the most historical places on the United States, New England is the place where the country was found. New England offers a number of historical sites such as Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Maine has some of the most beautiful ski-resorts in the country and the New Hampshire the most spectacular White Mountain area.
  9. Hershey- If you plan to travel during the winter season then Hershey is probably one of the best places to go. The Hershey Park magically transforms into a Christmassy Candy land during the winter months, where more than a million lights are put up on display. It is one of the most enchanting and mesmerizing scenes that you will ever see in your entire life!
  10. Mont Tremblant- Located in the spectacular Laurentien Mountains of the Canadian province in Quebec, Mont Tremblant offers its' visitors 600 acres of land for skiing and snowboarding. Mont Tremblant is the perfect location for you if you want to have a fun-filled time with your wife and kids.
Well, above are the 10 topmost winter destinations in the world, which you must certainly visit in order to have a fun-filled and exciting winter destination.

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