Top 10 best destinations to visit in February – Kiwi.com

These are the ten most popular destinations in Europe, North America, and the world for vacations, travel, romance, city breaks and more in February.

Kiwi.com offers its customers the best deals on cheap flights all year round. So we took a look at the numbers and found our customers’ favorite routes for the new year. Let’s explore!

Europe

Why not try Corfu Town for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway? – Shutterstock

Let’s start with a bit of February sunshine and as Valentine’s Day approaches, take a look at a romantic spot on the Greek island of Corfu. With strong flavors of Venice in its marbled squares and colonnaded alleys, Corfu Town is a labyrinth of kandounia, the narrow cobbled streets typical of Greek island towns. If you don’t feel like staying in Corfu Town (but why not ?!) there are whitewashed cottages in the hills, resorts, spas and more for you to simply relax with your loved one.

View of the Duomo Cathedral and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping center in Milan, early in the morning - ShutterstockThe Duomo cathedral and the entrance to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping center, Milan – Shutterstock

Of course, Italy is always a great option for a romantic weekend. Milan is a grand and inspiring city, with some of the best restaurants, bars and venues in the country, with everything from family-run trattoria to high-end dining for that special weekend. Stroll through the crisp, crisp February air in the huge Cathedral Square, browse the big names in Corso Vittorio Emanuele II Street or enter the vast and imposing shopping arcade of the same name for the most prestigious names in the fashion.

There are flights to Milan from hundreds of destinations, and if you’re traveling via Milan-Bergamo with Kiwi.com, you can use Bergamolynk, a service that allows you to check in your baggage in a dedicated baggage handling service in the VIP lounge, and access the Fast Track service with a special area for security checks, so no queues!

Sunny panoramic view of Funchal - ShutterstockSun is almost guaranteed in Funchal all year round – Shutterstock

Funchal is a winning combination of history, culture and a wonderful food scene. The Portuguese city is located on the island of Madeira off the west coast of Morocco and is famous for its eponymous wine. There has been a city here for over 600 years, which means it’s a mix of old alleys and squares, as well as newer hotels and malls. Zona Velha, once the fishermen’s quarter, is now a bustling area of ​​cafes, galleries and small local shops, and the subtropical climate guarantees you almost guaranteed sunshine.

North America

View from the top of a slope at Deer Valley Ski Resort near Salt Lake City - ShutterstockDeer Valley Ski Resort, a site for the 2002 Winter Olympics, is a short drive from Salt Lake City – Shutterstock

We start in Utah, and Salt lake city. Host of the 2002 Winter Olympics, the Olympic Park is still very present, just 20 minutes from downtown. Winter sports enthusiasts are clearly catered for, with the park offering ski runs, bobsleigh and skeleton rides, a museum tracking the event and more throughout the year. However, that’s not all for thrill seekers, with February bringing events such as a Warhol exhibit, experimental Shakespeare, Irish dance workshops and live music of all genres.

Fort Saint Louis with beach in the foreground, Fort-de-France - ShutterstockFort Saint Louis, Fort-de-France – Shutterstock

Then the perhaps lesser-known town of Fort-de-France, the capital of Martinique, and technically part of France (Martinique is a French overseas department). Once a swampy outpost of a mighty empire, today it’s a bustling destination for cruise ships, French tourists, and people who want a bit of vigor compared to sleepy beaches across the rest of the island. The imposing Fort Saint Louis is a symbol of France’s previous naval rule, and there is also a controversial statue of Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon, who was born on the island. There is more going on in Martinique than you might imagine.

Panoramic view of golf course beyond a pond in Palm Springs at dawn - ShutterstockPalm Springs is known for its luxurious golf courses, hotels and spas – Shutterstock

Finally, a classic winter sun destination: Palm springs, California. Its 1950s and ’60s architecture reflects the days when it – ahem – rose to prominence and is now known for its hotels, golf courses and spas, while also being a fabulous base for more rugged types wishing to explore the Coachella Valley. Take an architectural tour, take the spectacular aerial tram for views of the valley and surrounding desert, or hire a bike for a 20-mile cycling adventure along part of the San Andreas Fault.

South America

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Lawrence, Santa Cruz de la Sierra - ShutterstockThe Cathedral Basilica of St. Lawrence, Santa Cruz de la Sierra – Shutterstock

First of all we have Santa Cruz de la Sierra, a warm tropical city in Bolivia that contrasts sharply with the thin air and the sweltering nights of La Paz. Start with Parque Urbano, one of the hubs of city life and a place for fairs, outdoor concerts, or people just sitting and watching the world go by. The squares and streets of the old town date back to the 15th century, while the city has a delightful touch with influences from cultures as diverse as Russia and Japan, reflecting the tumultuous history of both ancient and modern Bolivia. .

Patacones dish with condiments and a glass of beer - ShutterstockPatacons (fried green plantain) is a popular dish in Santa Marta – Shutterstock

Another city named for some aspect of religion now, but this time it’s Santa Marta in Colombia. Declared both a Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site as early as 1979, the immediate region is home to more than 30,000 people from various indigenous ethnic groups, while the town itself is built on a magnificent bay backed by densely forested mountains. . The warm sea and the historic town center are only a five-minute walk from each other, so you can watch the sun set over the bay while feasting on local delicacies such as chipi chipi (clam chowder), fried fish, patacons (fried green plantains), coconut rice and cocadas (Coconut macarons). Delicious.

Asia

Pastel-colored houses in George Town - ShutterstockA street of colorful houses in George Town – Shutterstock

George town was, as the name suggests, once a British trading post – indeed, it was the first British trading center of its kind in South East Asia. Today it is the capital of the Penang region of Malaysia with around 700,000 inhabitants and although it is a center for the cruise tourism and technology industries, the historic center is a World Heritage Site of Unesco and its eclectic mix of colonial buildings, Chinese markets, mosques, museums, colorful streets and friendly people are warm and welcoming.

It is one of the region’s premier street food destinations, with cuisines from all over Asia and beyond, and the old piers that once served local fishermen are still in use, only now as workshops for local fishermen. local artists and artisans. It’s this combination of life, local history and centuries of eclecticism that makes George Town one of Asia’s must-sees.

Africa

Sunset over Yaoundé - ShutterstockSunset over Yaoundé – Shutterstock

The African Cup of Nations football tournament enters its final phase in early February, and if Cameroon (one of the favorites, alongside the eternal successes of Senegal, Egypt and Algeria) s ‘imposed, Yaounde will rebound for weeks.

The capital of Cameroon isn’t its largest city (it’s Douala, on the coast), but it’s still a bustling place built of concrete and soft chaos. However, it still offers excellent distractions in the form of the National Museum (a broad and respectful look at the history and traditions of Cameroon), the Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe (one of the most sacred religious sites in the country), and the Blackitude Museum (a collection of some of the country’s most culturally significant artifacts). Additionally, about a 45-minute drive from the city is Mefou d’Ape Action Africa National Park, where visitors can learn about how monkeys are protected across Africa, as well as the chance to interact with them. some of the great forest apes of Cameroon.