Winter is just around the corner, and with the winter comes vacation time. Many people look forward to winter vacations as a regular part of the holiday season, since many popular getaway destinations feature beautiful, summer-like weather. However, not everyone wants to spend their vacation lying around on the beach; 69% of millennials consider themselves to be adventurous. If you’re hoping to get more adventure out of your winter vacation, check out these top travel destinations. (Image Credit: Oliver Sjöström/Pixabay)
While most people don’t put Dublin at the top of their adventure-seeking travel list, maybe they should. The country has many incredible historic areas to explore, particularly for those interested in the middle ages. How many medieval Irish Castles are there? Too many to count. Apparently, over 30,000 castles and castle ruins are dotted all over the Irish landscape. Any history or adventure buff will have a great time checking out the many unique historic spots that can be found across the country.
Whether you’re looking for skiing, hiking, or many other types of outdoor adventure, Colorado is one of the top winter vacation destinations for you. Prepare to tackle some of the nation’s highest mountain’s head on; Colorado is the nation’s highest state and it has more than 50 peaks over 14,000 feet. With so many mountains and trails to explore, the state is sure to have something perfect for every member of the family. Pack your winter gear and get ready to hit the slopes!
The Hawaiian islands, particularly the Big Island and Kauai, have so much more than just gorgeous beaches. The islands are home to lively jungles, active volcanoes, and so much more. Plenty of activities are available to engage thrill-seeking travelers, from surfing to hiking through jungles, to ziplining through the trees. June is the highest-selling month for ice cream in the continental U.S., but Hawai’i knows no such equatorial limits as, say, New Yorkers might. Anyone who loves the great outdoors and wants a taste of something tropical this winter should put the Hawaiian islands on their must have vacations list. Don’t stop at just one – spend some time on each of the islands for a thorough taste of what the Hawaiian islands have to offer.
If you’re itching to go abroad this winter, you might want to try heading down under to Australia. Australia is home to many incredible types of wildlife and ecosystems, including the Great Barrier Reef. Australia is also in the midst of their summer during the US’s winter months, so there’s no better time to visit if you’re looking to get away from the cold. Just be sure to book your flight as soon as possible – it’s likely to be a popular destination this year.
Winter vacation is in sight, and for those looking for a bit of adventure, these destinations pack quite a punch. Just make sure you plan ahead to give yourself time to check out everything you want to see while you’re off on your adventurous vacations. Explore to your heart’s content and make the most of your time off during this holiday season.