Best Places to Visit in February
Tokyo is the glitzy face of Japan with the giant pedestrian crossing at Shibuya where you’ll spot the legendary Japanese salaryman and the hipster Harajuku neighbourhood. Kyoto on the other hand is where the country’s heart lies. Step back in time to a land of geishas and samurais as you explore Kyoto’s imperial palace, castles, pagodas and museums. Wander through the narrow, winding streets of Fushimi and sip on some sake in the land that time forgot.
The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is the heart of the country. A T-shaped island that projects into the Persian Gulf, the city has grown from a sleepy fishing village to one of the most prosperous cities in the Middle East. This February head down to this vibrant emirate and see attractions like the Yas Marina Formula One Circuit, the Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum, the Guggenheim and Yas Waterworld.
One of the coolest places to visit in Vietnam, Ha Long Bay finds itself at the top of most bucket lists. Imagine grey towers rising out of emerald green waters, waves lapping against your wooden junk boat. Hop on an overnight cruise that will take you to Cat Ba, Pelican Cave and Hang Trinh Nu with its eerie grotto.
Tasmania is the Wild West of Australia, as far from civilisation as you could possibly be. Think rugged mountains, virgin beaches and primal forests for as far as the eye can see. Tasmania is the perfect place to be one with nature. And your partner, if you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day getaway. If you’re the outdoorsy kind, head to Bruny Island and the Bay of Fires for the picturesque hiking trails.
Zermatt is one of the best places to visit in February, especially if you’re craving some action on the slopes. The iconic ski resort in Switzerland is famous for grand hotels, cafes and boutiques as well as the Matterhorn that looms over the town. The region is great for summer skiing, snowboarding, hiking and mountain climbing with delightful trails crisscrossing the mountains.
The quintessential melting pot of cultures, Singapore showcases the best of the East and the West. From Roti Prata at Little India and the temples at Chinatown to the futuristic National Gallery and retail therapy on Orchard Road, there’s so much you can do in this pint-sized nation. Head to the Singapore Flyer of breathtaking views of the city, Singapore Zoo to get up close and personal with the critters and Gardens by the Bay for the unforgettable sights.
February is the perfect time of the year to make your way to the shores of the Red Sea and to Sharm el Sheikh. The city boasts of golden beaches, warm blue waters and colourful coral waters. Head to Naama Bay, a pretty waterfront promenade, to enjoy sundowners by the sea and don’t forget to add a wet suit to your suitcase as Sharm el-Sheikh is home to some of the world’s finest dive sites. Ras Muhammad National Park, off the coast of the city, sees dives come from across the world for its shark reefs, corals and ship wrecks.