Winter season brightens the darkest months of the year all over the world. It has the spice of snowfalls, coffees, chilly breezes, and the list is endless. And not to forget the beauty of places that are the highlight of the season.
So before you turn 40 and that skiing and snowballs fightings’ fascination fades away, let me share some of the awesome places that you should visit to make the most of the cold weather fantasies:
10 Winter Wonderland you should visit
Crans- Montana, Switzerland
Switzerland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. In Winter, Crans and Montana’s Swiss retreat towns become a skier’s heaven with world-class Alpine trails and even a flat plateau that offers more than 10 miles of cross-country landscape.
When you’re not playing in the snow, you can also try handmade Swiss chocolate in town or thaw out in one of the area’s steamy thermal baths (I’m sure you do not want to miss this out before you turn 40!)
Munich offers much more than skiing in the winter season. When you visit Munich, you can take a horse carriage ride through Englischer Garden, ice skate on the frozen canal in front of Nymphenburg Palace, and not forget to shop Viktualienmarkt in the city center.
Suppose you’re not in the mood to go out, so in that case, there are a dozen of museums you can visit too.
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague’s sights are always worth seeing. The massive Prague Castle and the architecturally rich assortment of churches, towers, and bridges that surround it make it one of the most memorable experiences of your life.
When you have such memories, you’ll definitely have something to cherish later in your life. If you want to take a break from the high culture, you can try Czech Dumplings and strudels.
Another reason I’m putting Prague in my winter wonderland list to visit before you turn 40 is that I’m sure you want to try out the winter sports there. And for that, you need to visit the Herlikovice ski resort soon!
When it is cold, and there is a thick coating of ice on the canals network, which is difficult to bear, visitors and locals strap on skates and take to the frozen water.
I am sure you want to book your tickets right after this but wait; there is more! When in Amsterdam in Winters, you can go for a walk in Vondelpark and cozy up in front of an open fire with your loved one.
Queenstown, New Zealand
The mountain range behind New Zealand‘s Queenstown is known as ‘The Remarkable”. Most days, these mountains appear to look like you’re there on a film set. What could be a better abode than a movie setting that is so beautiful?
Moreover, a winter festival is held every year, which features music, dance, and snow-centric activities. Queenstown is one vibrant city that is full of culture. All those culture lovers do not want to miss this for sure!
The city of Quebec has put on the Quebec Winter Carnival for over half a century. In an offer to fight off the unhappiness related to long, hard winters, the festival promoters put on cultural events, including ice sculpting, masked balls, and canoe races. It is a snowy paradise and a home to a wealth of fun seasonal attractions.
So get ready with your gloves, sweaters, and your beloved custom denim jacket to enjoy your trip to the fullest! A winter vacation to Quebec, Canada, is ideal for those who love to explore historic Vieux- Quebec. You can also relax at a Scandinavian Spa and have the time of your life there!
Iceland’s much-photographed Blue Lagoon is an expensive outdoor pool. It is one of the region’s most well-liked attractions. I am sure you would want to relax on the pool in your winter, but there’s more than you can do around Reykjavik than just enjoying your therapeutic spas.
When you visit Reykjavik, there’s the city’s new northern lights exhibition where you can celebrate the Reykjavik Winter Festival season. If that is not enough, how about taking a tour outside the city?
It is the season for Greenough’s landscape to change into silvers and whites, and this white Winterland is all about nature’s marvel. Do you want to try out something new in Missoula Country?
If you have never heard of skiing, you need to book your tickets and head to The Resort at Paws Up to try being pulled by a speeding horse (or dogs) while on skis. How fun and exciting? I’m sure you want to try this out before your legs get old and your body gets sore, and you get into your older age bracket.
Central Copenhagen is minimized and crisscrossed by light-rail trains, making it easy to get around even on the coldest days. Before you turn 40, you should visit Copenhagen to see countless museums, restaurants, and the magical Tivoli Gardens all winter long.
You can soak up Holiday Cheer at Christmas Markets, go ice skating and take a day trip from Copenhagen to Visit Fairy Tale Castles, and have the best time of your life that you can cherish later in your old age when you retire and look back in life.
There are several winter experiences to choose from when you visit Beijing. If you travel to China, pack your bags and go in early February for the Chinese New Year celebration, with citywide temple fairs featuring music, theatre, art, food, and nightly fireworks.
If you are into winter sports, spend your time in any ski areas and enjoy there, like it is never coming back!
If you want to make your winter joyful and wonderful before you turn 40, then you have to visit these 10 places! If you have any other wonderlands in mind then let us know!
ABOUT Alycia Gordan
Alycia Gordan is a freelance writer who loves to read and write articles on healthcare technology, fitness and lifestyle. She is a tech junkie and divides her time between travel and writing. You can find her on Twitter: @meetalycia