There’s no denying it, as much as we’d like to: winter is coming. Whether you’re into winter sports, looking to do some holiday shopping, or just want to laze on a beach, here are the best holidays to take this winter.

Koh Lanta, Thailand

Although sometimes looked over for nearby Koh Phi Phi or Phuket, Koh Lanta, an island off of the west coast of the country, shouldn’t be missed on your next holiday to Thailand. With delicious food, peaceful beaches, and an active nightlife, Koh Lanta is the island that has it all, perfect for whatever kind of holiday you’d like: a family adventure, a romantic getaway, a solo backpacking trip, and more. With an average daily temperature of 28 degrees, you’re bound to get your fill of winter sun.

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New York, USA

The city that never sleeps certainly doesn’t quiet down in winter, even in the snow. Head to the Big Apple for some of the best shopping in North America as well as a fantastic array of holiday lights; there’s no beating the Rockefeller Tree when it comes to Christmas decorations!

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Sydney, Australia

Why not get away from it all by taking a much-needed holiday to Australia? With plenty to do for kids and adults alike, this is a great destination for your next family holiday. Beautifully warm in November and December, it makes for the perfect place to escape the cold in the UK… especially when you spend your days at the beach.

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Whistler, Canada

This stunning ski town in the Rocky Mountains of Canada is the ideal place to try your hand (or foot) at the slopes. Whether you’re after skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, or just hanging out by the fireplace with a hot cocoa, this winter wonderland is undeniably one of the most beautiful spots in the world, perhaps even more so when blanketed with snow.

Vienna, Austria

Jaw-dropping architecture, fascinating history, and some of the best holiday markets in Europe: Vienna is not to be overlooked. If you’re feeling adventurous, head to the Tirol region as well, where you’ll find some of the best skiing on the continent.

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Cape Town, South Africa

If you’re looking for sun, Cape Town’s got it. With tons of things to do – be it surfing, wine tasting, penguin spotting, or hiking Table Mountain – there’s something to please everyone in this gorgeous and fun city. Not only that, you’re only a hop, skip, and a jump away from many other incredible sights of South Africa, including the famous Garden Route drive.

London, UK

A holiday right at home? Why not? With an incredible array of things to do no matter the season, London is perfect for a quick getaway or a staycation. There’s shopping, there’s theatre, there’s some of the best restaurants in the world… what’s not to love? A holiday in London might be just what the doctor ordered to break up the winter doldrums.

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Which holiday are you looking forward to taking this winter?

 

 

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