The few weeks after Christmas and New Year can be bleak, with many of us watching the pennies through January and recovering from the seasonal festivities. However, there aren’t many other things that can cheer you up as much as booking a trip to somewhere new. Escape the doom and gloom of the January blues and start hunting for your next holiday.
If you were lucky to receive some Christmas money, or you simply have a talent for finding some great deals on flights and hotels, here are some ideas to inspire a holiday in February.
Trondheim is Norway’s third largest city, and is the country’s historical capital. It is home to around 30,000 students who contribute to the many goings on in the area, and are a huge part of the culture of Trondheim itself. Dubbed one of the most photogenic areas of Norway, it is home to a great choice of cafes, restaurants and museums.
Your checklist should include the Nidaros cathedral, which is the world’s northernmost medieval cathedral. Don’t forget to wander round one of the many museums in the area; Rockheim is a museum devoted to pop and rock music, while the Sverresborg Trondelag folk museum offers a fascinating insight into artefacts from the last 150 years.
Trondheim has a strong focus on local food and locally brewed beers, which you should take advantage of.
The capital of Switzerland, the old town portion of Bern is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Bern has a laidback air about it, with a friendliness often found in smaller towns. With fascinating sites like the old clock tower, the longest covered shopping promenade in Europe and the Bear Pit which is home to the symbol of Bern; brown bears.
Albert Einstein lived in Bern in the early 1990s, developing his Theory of Relativity. You can still visit the house today, offering a fascinating and unique sightseeing opportunity.
If panoramic views are more your thing, the Berner Munster is the largest sacred building in Switzerland and has a 100m tower that you can climb.
February sees temperatures between 2 and 8 degrees with a chance of rain and snow, so wrap up warm and enjoy your winter getaway.
If you were hoping to escape freezing temperatures and search for winter sun, Singapore’s warm and tropical climate could be just what you’re looking for. The average temperature in Singapore through February is around 27-30 degrees, so stocking up on summer-friendly vests is a must.
Futuristic and forward-thinking, Singapore is home to stunning attractions like Gardens by the Bay, bustling riverside developments and the cosmopolitan area of Marina Bay. Whether you want to stay in the city and enjoy all the sights, or escape to the beach, Singapore has it all.
What’s more, Chinese New Year occurs in the month of February, as does the Chingay Parade, giving you chance to soak up a unique culture.
Miami offers you the chance to revel in its glamorous surroundings and soak up the sun, whether you’re in a rooftop bar or waterfront restaurant. With temperatures of around 26 degrees in February, it is a place of strong but varied heritage; you’ll find Little Haiti and Little Cuba within Miami.
Take in the art deco style of the city, rent a kayak or paddleboard on Biscayne Bay, visit contemporary art museums or simply just relax amongst nature. It’s a great alternative destination for some sun, offering another option to the usual choice of the Canary Islands or Dubai.
February brings a number of festivals and street parties, including the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and South Beach Wine & Food Festival for those looking to get involved in local events.
No matter where you choose to go in February, make sure your suitcase is full of the latest trends and styles from Bellfield.