February is one more month closer to spring and is carnival time in many parts of the world. Have a look at these most happening places to visit in February this year and book your tickets just in time.
1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It is carnival time in Rio these days. Though the official date for the carnival is 12th of February, the city and its streets are filled with festivities a week in advance. A visit to Brazil at this time of the year can take you to the lap of street parties, samba gigs and theme parties. The world famous Samba Parade happens on the 12th that is an extravagant display of Brazil’s tradition and culture.
2. Hong Kong, China
10th of February is the Chinese New Year, and what better place to visit than Hong Kong to experience the traditional Chinese fare. This is the year of the snake. Do not forget to book your cruise on the Victoria Harbor to witness the famous fireworks display.
3. New Orleans, USA
Fat Tuesday falls on the February 12th this year and is the time for Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans. It is that time of the year when people head to the streets, watch parades, party and treat themselves to drinks. People dress themselves in masks and fancy costumes made of green, gold and purple and walk alongside the floats.
4. Serengeti, Tanzania
This is the time of the year when the Great Migration happens in the tropical grasslands of Serengeti. The wild beasts of this enormous natural conservatory head to greener pastures in search of food. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the migratory pattern of hundreds of beasts.
5. Myvatn, Iceland
Iceland and northern lights are almost synonymous. People travel from all over the world each year to this northern most end of the earth to view the spectacle called northern lights. This solar activity happens in February and this year in particular will be at its maximum.
6. Sapporo, Japan
The small quaint town in Japan, Sapporo comes alive from 5th to 11th of February every year as it prepares for the annual snow festival. Giant snow sculptures are displayed at the Odori Park where millions of visitors come to see and enjoy them and enjoy the fun fair arranged in the town for the event.
7. Muscat, Oman
The capital city of the Sultanate of Oman, Muscat is home to the world’s largest mosque and known for its pleasant Mediterranean temperature at this time of the year. You could spend some quiet time in the forts around the city or head to Mutrak Souk market for bargains.
8. Paris, France
February 14th is just around the corner and what better place than Paris to experience the day with your partner. Head to the Eiffel tower and enjoy a romantic dinner on the revolving restaurant up there or walk together by the river Seine.
9. Havana, Cuba
Warm days and cool evenings welcome you to the exiled country, Cuba. This may be your best chance to experience Cuba in its original grandeur. Havana in particular is a fabulous city with a good mixture of the old traditions and the modern culture.
10. Mendoza, Argentina
This valley is the best place for wine lovers to head to especially those looking to beat away the winter blues. Enjoy the typical Mendoza cuisine along with the visits to the numerous vineyards or bodegas of the town.