You might want to travel for the holiday season, or simply get away after the whole rush of the holidays to ring in the new year! Here are some places IKEA thinks you might want to travel to this winter.
Possibly the biggest holiday experience of a lifetime, Vienna is adorned with festivities this time of the year, from magical markets and classical concerts, to cosy restaurants and cafes you can visit with a loved one. The snow acts as a backdrop to this beautiful city’s celebration of the end of the year and the beginning of the new.
New York, New York
The city that never sleeps is even more magical in winter. Despite the weather that might make it necessary for you to bundle up, this is the perfect place to go to this time of the year if you don’t mind a bit of a rush. From music hall spectaculars to Broadway shows, and of course the massive ball drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, this is a city everyone should visit at least once in their lives. It will be an experience for all your senses.
Get away from the crowds and the heat with a visit to Rome, where it is quiet in winter and the lines are shorter. The slight chill in the air calls for a warm jacket, comfortable shoes, some gloves and a hat. Stroll through the city and take in its streets of colourful decorative lights and nativity scenes. A trip to this part of the world means experiencing the pleasures of Italian food, and no matter where you choose to eat, it will be a tasteful and memorable experience.
With mountains, rainforests and sandy beaches, Phuket offers a wonderful experience for everyone. If you are a watersports fan, this is the place for you, say experts at IKEA. From snorkelling to scuba diving, with its colourful fish and coral reefs, this island in the Andaman Sea is perfect to visit in winter as you’ll avoid the monsoon rains. Great for swimming and just chilling on the beachfront in a comfy armchair, you’ll be back home with a tan your friends will envy.
Perfect if you are in the mood to do some sightseeing and are looking for an affordable place to visit this winter. The thinned tourist crowds make it a very convenient time to be hitting the cathedrals to see the magnificent, ages-old gothic architecture and monuments!