February is a great month for cheap travel deals! Whether you embrace the winter weather and are looking for a ski vacation or you're looking to escape somewhere more sunny and warm. Whether you want to take advantage of President's Day weekend, Mardi Gras flights or vacations, or you want to celebrate Valentine's Day somewhere romantic, this page is where you'll find all of our cheap deals on flights, hotels, vacations, and cruises for travel during February.
Between the travel rush of the holidays and the busy vacation time of spring break lies February, making it a great month to travel. Fewer crowds in popular destinations, cheaper flights and accommodation, and a wealth of warm and cold-weather options means the sky's the limit when it comes to making your February travel plans. Check out our top picks for a February getaway and start planning ASAP.
Catch the tail end of the New Zealand summer by planning a trip in February, when the peak summer heat is just starting to slow as the transition to autumn begins. This sweet spot is the ideal weather for a multi-day hike through one of New Zealand’s many national parks, and there is none more beautiful or untamed than Fiordland National Park. With stunning views of not only fiords but also rich, green forests, sky-scraping peaks, and deep, blue lakes, its truly a hiker’s paradise. Skip the super-popular Milford Track, sure to be in high demand in summer, and opt for the Kepler Track instead, a 3-4 day trek that shows off all the wonders the park has to offer.
Sultry Texas hits its stride in the winter and spring, when it’s cool enough for a stroll around brightly-colored Dallas. Check out a live rodeo show at AT&T stadium, host to two major rodeo championships at the end of the month. Stop in to sample your way through the tacos at Torchy’s then head for a beer at one of the many establishments in town with fireplace-heated patios. Or, if you want a more mobile dining experience, explore the food stalls at the Legacy Food Hall in Plano, on the outskirts of the city.
With almost non-stop sun, warm-but-not-too-hot weather, and plenty of beaches on which to enjoy them both, Muscat is an ideal destination for February travelers looking for a break from bleak wintery days. During your time in the city, take a walk through the cool, shaded halls and bright, gleaming atria of the Sultan Qaboos Mosque. For a lazy afternoon, stop by an open-air market to pick up a bag of dates, an Oman specialty, and head for the beach. Muscat is also the ideal home base for day trips to other Omani gems, like the golden dunes of the Wahiba Sands or the cool, crystalline waters and whitewashed rocks of the gorge that is Wadi Shab.
Avoid the cold weather of early winter and the crowds of the peak March-May season by planning your Mexico City trip for February. You’ll snag discounts on accomodation, and can still enjoy warm days and stay cozy in the local bars and restaurants when the nights grow chilly. Wander through the markets, sipping micheladas and sampling tortas and tacos while you peruse the wares. Take advantage of the sunny daytime hours to take a trip to the ancient pyramids of Teotihuacán, about an hour outside the city. At the end of your long day of exploring, live music, carefree dancing, and strong, cold drinks await you at bars across this vast metropolis.
By February, most of us are feeling pretty fed up with the cold winter weather. That's the perfect excuse for packing your bags and heading off to somewhere a whole lot warmer. A beach vacation or even a cruise in February?! Sign us up!
And, thankfully, there are lots of warm-weather destinations to choose from in February. The southern hemisphere, after all, is busy enjoying the peak of summer during this month, but you can also find toasty destinations a little closer to home.
Here are some of the best places to enjoy some winter sun in February.
🌡️ Average temperature in February: 78°F
Fancy a trip to the Caribbean? With its pristine white beaches, Barbados is still enjoying its dry season in February, promising glorious warm weather with highs of 84°F, low humidity and warm seas. Do a walking tour of Bridgetown, sample rum at the West Indies Rum Distillery, or visit the village of Oistins for a Friday Night Fish Fry, when the streets come alive with street vendors and live music.
🌡️ Average temperature in February: 80°F
Rio de Janeiro enjoys its sunniest month of the year during February, with scorching temperatures of around 87°F at their peak; expect balmy nights during this month. For first-time visitors to Rio, take a tour to the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain, visit the Christ the Redeemer statue and then unwind with a cocktail or three on Copacabana or Ipanema Beach. Thanks to the weather, there's no end to what you can get up to during Brazil's summer.
🌡️ Average temperature in February: 82°F
February is one of the very best months to visit tropical Costa Rica, where daily temperatures range between 78°F - 90°F. This is also a good time to spot the country's famous wildlife - think toucans and sloths - or for simply taking some time to relax on the beach. The Pacific beaches, Guanacaste and Central Valley areas are the places to be during the month of February. And, if you didn't know, Costa Rica is a fantastic destination for an eco-friendly retreat.
🌡️ Average temperature in February: 82°F
With its white-sand beaches, far-stretching spice plantations and rich history, February is an ideal time to experience all that fascinating Zanzibar has to offer. You can expect average temperatures of around 82°F during the day, with evening temperatures still hovering at around 78°F. Stroll around Stone Town, search for wild dolphins during a boat tour or visit the birthplace of the legendary Freddie Mercury.
🌡️ Average temperature in February: 73°F
Although temperatures can vary between the different islands of Hawaii, you can rely on finding balmy weather in Oahu and Maui. Here, the daily temperatures sit in the mid-70°Fs and, aside from Valentine’s Day, you'll see fewer crowds at this time of the year. As an added bonus, February is humpback whale season, and you can also see cherry blossoms in bloom on Big Island. Meanwhile, over at Oahu, surfing tournaments will be in full swing due to some epic waves.
🌡️ Average temperature in February: 71°F
Known as the dry season, February is a top month for visiting Cape Town, where temperatures can reach a pleasant 78 - 84°F every day. You'll be catching this city at its best, as Cape Town truly comes alive during its summer. You can watch the cute African penguins at Boulders Beach, hop on the cable car to Table Mountain for the best views of the city below or, for some insight into South Africa's history, catch a boat to Robben Island.
Looking for the perfect getaway in February? Experience romance for Valentine's Day in a European city, or venture for a fun night out with friends to a top party destination like Las Vegas or Miami. Below we've compiled some of our top recommendations for a city trip in February.
A serious contender for one of Europe's most popular - and most affordable - breaks, Prague is also a great choice for a romantic vacation with someone special. Fall in love with this city's gorgeous architecture, from the centuries-old buildings of Prague's Old Town to the spectacular Charles Bridge.
Even though it'll definitely be cold in February, Prague makes winter look good. Once you've explored renowned places like Prague Castle and St Vitus Cathedral, head indoors to try out the local beer and warming dishes like goulash, bread dumplings, and chimney cakes.
Want to go a bit bigger for Valentine's Day this year? Head to New York for one of the most-loved city breaks; this is a top choice for couples that love a faster-paced getaway. Plus, there's so much to do in New York that you won't have a spare second to feel bored.
Granted, it's a tad cold at this time of year, but there are plenty of indoor attractions to explore, from the Empire State Building to the Met and the many shows on Broadway. Or simply bundle up in layers to enjoy famous outdoor spots like the Statue of Liberty and Central Park.
With its colourful buildings, striking ruins and dense forest landscape, Sintra looks like something straight out of a fairytale. It's an unforgettable destination for a romantic weekend away. A popular day trip from Lisbon, you'll get a lot more from your time in Sintra if you stay for a few days.
There's the multicoloured Pena Palace, which sits high up on its hilltop allowing you to see incredible views over the area. Castelo dos Mouros is right next to it; these unmissable ruins are worth a lengthy visit. With many eateries and bars in town, you'll be able to continue enjoying Sintra long after the daytrippers leave.
You may know of Verona thanks to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet; this beautiful Italian city was the setting for this famous romantic tragedy. So much so that people flock here for this very reason, making stops at places like Juliet's Balcony or going on Romeo and Juliet-themed walking tours.
But there's so much more to this fascinating city. It has delicious food and drink, an impressive Roman amphitheatre that hosts live events and you can get the best views from Torre dei Lamberti. What's more, at about 40 minutes away, the ultra-stunning Lake Garda is an easy day trip from Verona.
Enjoy skiing in the northern hemisphere. Hit the slopes on the Rockies in the midwest, or the Appalachian Mountain trail on the east coast. Or venture overseas and hit the Alps in Europe or the Himalayas in Asia.
February in Salt Lake City finds the ski season in full swing and ski bums will have their pick of mountains for a solid ride. But skiing isn’t the only winter sport that draws visitors to Utah’s buzzing capital. After hosting the Winter Olympics in 2002, Salt Lake City decided to put its facilities to good use, and now you can take your best shot at curling, speedskating, and bobsled racing exactly where the pros did. After a long day on the slopes or at Olympic Park, catch a show at Eccles Theater or grab a classic cocktail at Bar X.
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