Although Spring is just around the corner and the British winter is finally coming to an end, I am in desperate need of a mini break to get away from the constant cold of London! I wasn’t looking to go anywhere too far away or exotic but while viewing all my options, I found five places that are pretty far away (well four with one nearer to home really) but that I would love to visit at some point soon. In case you, like me, are feeling a bit worn out and want to go somewhere new, look no further as below are five of the coolest and most exciting places (in my opinion) for a winter break.
1. Hong Kong, China
I have been desperate to visit China for a long time, and after seeing some recent photos of the beautiful city of Hong Kong during the Chinese New Year, I have never been more intrigued to visit! This gorgeous city seems the perfect mix of tradition and modernism with endless temples and skyscrapers to visit, and there will definitely not be a boring moment in such a vibrant and exciting place.
2. Miami, USA
Miami has always seemed like a pretty cool place, but after reading about the Kennedy Space Center there I have been even more interested in visiting. It seems to offer everything; it’s a funky, vibrant city with beautiful sandy beaches, loads of shopping, the gorgeous Everglades National Park, and the opportunity to visit the ‘world’s most realistic simulation of a space shuttle launch’ alongside a host of other amazing experiences!
3. Gran Canaria, Spain
For a slightly more relaxed environment, I have been eyeing up the sunny Gran Canaria in Spain. The weather there is very mild in the winter so it’s perfect for a spot of sun amidst the cold and the rain of winter in Britain, and there seem to be endless activities, especially for families, including surfing, cycling and, of course, lots of swimming!
4. Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand is another place I have long wanted to visit. Known to be frenetic and busy, Bangkok seems to hold endless sights to see, with beautiful temples and huge golden Buddha’s lining the fluorescent streets. I am particularly intrigued by the floating market and The Emerald Buddha Temple, which look absolutely amazing!
5. Center Parcs, UK
If you, like us, are looking for somewhere a little closer to home, perhaps one of the many Center Parcs in the UK is the place to go. You will not have a bored moment with the huge variety of outdoor and indoor activities for both kids and adults, and there is even a spa at each resort for a bit of relaxation!