Where to Travel in January
Ring in the Year of the Goat in China
. In addition to celebrating the Chinese New Year
, tourists can check out some of the country’s most popular attractions such as the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and Hong Kong Disneyland
. Visit Chinatown neighborhoods in NYC, LA, San Francisco and Boston for the best US celebrations.
2. Coney Island, New York
Did you spend New Year’s Eve overindulging? Plunge into the New Year with a refreshing dip, washing away all the bad juju from the year before. One of the most iconic New Year’s dips is the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Swim
. If the icy Atlantic Ocean is too cold for a January swim, don’t worry; there are New Year's plunges
in warmer waters, too.
3. Park City, Utah
Sundance Film Festival
Are you a film fanatic? Head to Park City
for the annual Sundance Film Festival
, America’s largest independent film festival. See world premieres of the most-anticipated indie films of the year. When you’ve had enough celeb-spotting and movie biz schmoozing, hit the slopes nearby to experience Utah’s epic powder
. And once Sundance ends, draw up your next travel wish list with our annual look at movies that inspire travel.
4. Dominican Republic
5. Key West, Florida
Food lovers should flock south to the annual Key West Food and Wine Festival
to savor sunny skies and standout seafood dishes. Stroll through the funky streets of Key West, tasting fresh seafood, unique local ingredients and stellar vintages from around the world. In typical Key West
style, this event doesn’t take itself too seriously -- enjoy some foodie fun with wacky events like coconut bowling!
Looking for a unique romantic getaway
in a winter wonderland
? Spend a night to remember in an igloo! Every January, Quebec’s Hôtel de Glace
is rebuilt entirely with ice and snow -- everything from the walls down to the beds are carved into an original ice sculpture edifice. After such an unforgettable night, get the blood pumping with a day of dog sledding