At least it’s cold here in the northeast. Cold, snowy, and slushy. And with January soon turning into February, there’s no reprieve in sight.
But there are places where February is the best month of the year. If you’re over winter weather (I certainly am) then you should check out these 5 places where February = hot, sunny fun!
1. Costa Rica
February is the height of the dry season in Costa Rica, which makes it the perfect time to go. And might I suggest hitting up Tabacon- Costa Rica’s famous hot spring spa to ward off what remains of your winter chill. Two hours there and I guarantee you’ll forget all about the two feet of snow you shoveled off your driveway.
2. New Zealand
Because it’s ‘down under’, New Zealand’s seasons are opposite ours… which means February there is like August here. It’s the tail end of summer (and the tail end of season) aka the best time to visit.
From boutique shopping in its quaint capital Oranjestad to sprawling beaches and water sports galore, Aruba is a great vacation destination. February average temperature: 86 Degrees Farenheight
4. Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Not only is Rio warm and sunny in February, the biggest festival of the year Carnival runs February 13-17th. If you’re into festivals, this is the place to be. Think New Orleans Mardi Gras but 1000x bigger.
5. Hawaii, The Big Island
There’s never a bad time to visit Hawaii, but if you’re not a big diver and you can stand to stay out of the freezing cold Pacific in February this is the time to hit it. The Big Island is particularly beautiful this time of year, and you might even get a good deal on a hotel. This is the time to book the extremely popular volcanic helicopter tour.