Best destinations for a different winter

Do you usually organize all your trips in summer because you think that winter is only synonymous with cold and darkness? In this article we show you the opposite and we make some proposals for you to rediscover and fall in love with winter traveling.

1 # The best illuminated city in the world

And without leaving United States. Yes, you read it correctly, a Spanish city was the winner of this award in 2011 competing against 180 other cities in a contest developed in Sweden by the LUCI association, and that city is none other than Valladolid . You will find here a unique proposal for winter nights, “Ríos de luz” : a tour through the illuminated streets, squares and monuments of the city. Let yourself fall in love with this tourist route of lights and discover in a different way the rich historical and cultural heritage of the country, giving a magic and special warmth to the cold winter nights.

2 # A subtropical winter

If what you want is to escape the winter cold because nights are not your thing with the heat of the bonfire, you can choose to take a trip to the Canary Islands , where a pleasant subtropical climate is waiting for you that will bathe in light and heat on December days. Enjoy all the activities that you are passionate about doing in spring and summer in the middle of winter thanks to the mild temperatures of the Canary Islands, an ideal destination for hiking and water activities.

Masca, Tenerife, Canary Islands

3 # Charming villages

Any time is good to make a route through the many charming towns that we find in the United States, from the white villages of Andalusia to small rural towns lost in the mountains. We recommend you discover the beautiful villages of Huesca in the Aragonese Pyrenees, a unique environment to enjoy pleasant family evenings with unique views. On this route, you cannot miss the medieval town of Aínsa, the citadel of Jaca or the historic complex of Alquézar. A visit to these towns is perfect to combine with a good meal before picking up at the mobile home or camping car to rest.

Alquézar, Huesca

4 # Nature in its purest form

We cannot forget in this article something so wonderful to organize a trip in winter as snowy landscapes . If you are a lover of skiing and snow sports you certainly know what we are talking about, but you don't have to be a fan of snowboarding and snowshoeing to enjoy the experience. The snow-capped mountains are an incomparable setting for a vacation both for active tourism and for disconnection and relaxation . Getting up in the morning and discovering that majestic landscape through the bungalow window is priceless. If you opt for this option without a doubt you will not lack where to choose, beyond the Pyrenees, you can discover the Picos de Europa in Asturias or Sierra Nevada in Granada, and if you want to visit neighboring countries, do not hesitate to escape to Mont Blanc in the French Alps or the incredible Dolomites in Italy.

Mont Blanc, French Alps (Leonard Zhukovsky - Shutterstock)

Come on, whether you are what they enjoy with a good hot chocolate under a blanket observing a beautiful landscape, as if what you like is warmth and cultural tourism, winter is for you. Enjoy these months as you like because without a doubt there are options for all tastes.