For fun family vacations
Los Cabos, Mexico
The winter season, from December through February, offers lots of sunny days and mild temperatures in Los Cabos. February is a popular time for family travel due to the variety of activities and entertainment options available. Take the family for an evening stroll through art galleries in the historic downtown San Jose area. Sample delicious snacks at various food stalls as you walk through colorful surroundings and be entertained by exciting street performers, dancers, and musicians. Whale-watching season is in full swing this time of year as Humpbacks, Gray Whales, and Whale Sharks migrate through the area. Indulge in countless watersports or just lounge on the beach and enjoy the scenic views. No matter what you choose to do, you won’t be disappointed.
For the art enthusiast
It is easy to see why many travelers fall in love with Montreal. Known for its European charm and Canadian hospitality, Montreal is a great destination not only for its snowy season and winter activities but also for the abundance of festivals the city has to offer. Montreal is a city filled with culture and often hosts events centered on art, entertainment, and food that will bring you out of hibernation. If you happen to be in the Great White North in early February, check out the spectacular Quebec Winter Carnival. If you’re arriving in late February, check out the Montréal En Lumière festival. Held throughout late February into early March, this is a local favorite filled with wine tastings alongside endless live entertainment options. Best of all, the Montréal En Lumière is free every year! If you are looking for a break from the cold, make sure you visit Montreal’s brilliant Underground City. This massive maze of climate-controlled passageways will take you all over downtown Montreal and away from the elements. Discover countless shops, restaurants, and cinemas without ever having to touch the sidewalk.
For the party-goers
New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Without a doubt, one of the best places to visit in February is New Orleans. The weather this time of the year is comfortably cool and the celebrations are in full swing. USA’s biggest party, Mardi Gras, is happening this month. Take part in beautiful parades featuring massive floats and encounter colorful characters you’ll never forget. Celebrate Valentine’s Day all month long in a city known for its culinary flair. Make a late dinner reservation at one of the many restaurants offering a romantic ambiance, then check out some late-night live music. All are also welcomed to come ring in the Lunar New Year at Mary Queen of Vietnam Church where a three-day celebration bash is hosted with authentic cuisines, fireworks, games, dragon dances, and much more.
For the eco lovers
Costa Rica, Central America
Costa Rica is the perfect destination for travelers seeking sunny warm weather in February. This month falls right in the middle of the dry season in the Central Valley region when daytime temperatures hover between 75°F and 85°F. Not only will travelers enjoy pleasant temperatures, but will also be amazed by Costa Rica’s stunning natural beauty and biodiversity. Ancient volcanoes keep their mysterious intrigue by being shrouded in high-altitude clouds, but the combination of sunshine and cool northern breezes make it possible to explore many of the craterous mountains in Costa Rica during this season.