Where to Travel in February

Don’t let the cold weather thwart your plans for a winter getaway. Here are the best places to visit in February. And be sure to check out our Things to Do in February slideshow for more travel ideas.



Valentine's Day

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Why not woo your Valentine with a romantic getaway? We’ve rounded up the world's most decadent chocolate tours and we’ve got Valentine's Day vacation ideas that are equal parts sweet and sexy.


Take advantage of the powder with a trip to the best snowboarding spots in the US. There are challenges and lessons at these top snowboarding trails, parks and pipes.

Costa Rica

February is prime time to visit Costa Rica when you can take advantage of the dry season with warm weather and little rain. Plan a classic Costa Rican adventure or check out the best eco-tourism on a road trip around Costa Rica.


Beat the winter blues on a tropical getaway to the Caribbean where the temperatures are balmy and the sunshine bright. Take your pick from the Top 10 Caribbean beaches.

New Zealand

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If you have time for an extra-long vacation, catch the tail end of summer in New Zealand. Set off on a classic outdoor adventure Down Under and soak up the country’s natural beauty.


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While you won’t be escaping the cold weather in Europe, you might avoid some of the crowds by visiting the Continent’s coolest cities in the off-season. Visit Paris or London for big-city fun with fewer tourists and even a few bargains.

Heli-skiing in Alaska

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There are plenty of great skiing options around the world, but if you’re looking for an unusual extreme ski getaway, try heli-skiing in Alaska. The heli-skiing season only lasts for 12 weeks—from February through April—so take advantage of the adrenaline rush when you can.

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