Are you looking forward to getting away from the winter chills this January? Recently, I was talking with a fellow traveler friend about some possible destinations.
Here are a couple of interesting places we came up with that would be amazing places to visit in January.
1. Nicaragua, North America
There is no better time to tour this Central American country than in January. Temperature is moderate, and there is barely any rain.
Besides, wind speeds are low resulting in manageable waves which are perfect for amateur surfers. If you enjoy watching people surf, get spectacular views from Rancho Santana Resort.
Moreover, many intriguing religious festivals happen in January. You also get treated to magnificent virgin beaches, tropical rainforests and beautiful mountain ranges and cloud-capped volcanoes from a distance.
2. Dubai, UAE
How about substituting the winter chills with an exhilarating shopping experience. In a tradition that is over twenty years, January is designated a shopping month.
It is characterized by exhibitions, in-store promotions, exclusive sales and many shopping festivals like the famed Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).
You can get just about anything you need in this shopping paradise. Whether it is precious jewels like gold and silver, designer clothing lines, electronics, unique furniture, electronics, spices, name it, you will find it there.
As you shop, you can sample the world’s best shopping malls. And don’t leave the city without setting foot in the architectural wonder, Burj Khalifa.
3. Venice, Italy
If you fear crowds, the best time to experience Venice’s breathtaking attractions is in January. The crowds that packed the city during the Christmas and New Year festivities will have vanished back to their home cities. Besides, temperatures are perfectly cool.
Built on a group of 118 islands, the northeastern Italy city is a well-endowed tourist destination. Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Basilica, Torcello Island, Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Ca’ d’Oro, just to mention a few, are some of the awestriking sites you could visit.
Your January visit will be well timed to coincide with the Venice Carnival which starts on the 27th of January and continues into February.
Carnival traditions, boat parade and street food color the event.
4. Hawaii, US
A trip to Hawaii is bound to be a memorable one. The warm climate, lush coastal landscape, breathtaking beaches, active volcanoes, rainforests, among other natural scenery makes it the place to be.
It’s even better in January. Lesser crowds mean you can enjoy a calm and quiet walk on the pink sand of Makena. The helicopter ride across the erupting Kilauea Volcano will for sure be one of a lifetime.
If you are into golfing, travel early to Maui. PGA Sentry Tournament of Champions kicks off in the first week of January. You will be served to your fill with the best of golf.
5. Thailand, South East Asia
There is a good reason why travelers chose Thailand over other destinations for their January vacation. It’s fairly dry and offers perfect conditions for outdoor activities.
Talk of vibrant street life, that’s what you get from Thailand’s capital, Bangkok. Must-stops include floating markets, Wat Arun, Chao Phraya River and Waterways, Soi Cowboy and Khao San Road.
Out of the towns, you will experience some of the most amazing beaches and some of the best hospitality I’ve ever experienced! Completely different cadre hotels and restaurants offering unique Thai cuisine.
Take advantage of the cheaper off-peak packages and less crowding and make your get-away to one of these best places to visit in January.