February is not a popular month to travel to the United States as most children and teens have school, adults work, and some areas of the country experience winter storms that cripple tourist services and experiences.
However, there are some places where the weather is benevolent and warm. Special dates such as the Day of Love and Friendship are the ideal pretext to travel in February and, of course, it is a perfect month for those who prefer to enjoy destinations in the low season.
Here are 5 places you should travel to in February.
1) Sonoma, California
If this February 14 you want to give your partner an unforgettable gift, Sonoma should be on your list. It is one of the most romantic counties in California because it is a wine country.
It is located 45 minutes north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. According to its official website, you can find 425 wine cellars. “From wine castles to simple and rustic tasting rooms”.
Along the road trip, you can marvel at the landscape that the vineyard fields give; the vast majority are grown organically. Many travel agencies offer tours through these.
During your trip, you can’t miss the Gundlach-Bundschu Winery. It is the oldest in California and looks like a castle. It was the first American winery to produce 100% Merlot wine.
There you will find patios where you can have picnics, walks or bike rides. “There are regular concerts, including a two-day folk music festival in June,” notes Lonely Planet.
The Sonoma authorities created an interactive map for you to locate the best places that sell craft drinks such as beer, cider, and spirits. Click here to see it.
2) Savannah, Georgia
This destination is also ideal to visit in the framework of February 14. It is known for having the most beautiful gardens in the United States. A walk through the Forsyth Park park will leave you in awe; You’ll see towering mossy oak trees and European-style fountains.
For an unforgettable date, dine in a first-class restaurant. Because of its proximity to the sea, seafood dishes stand out on the menus. Also, remember to visit the museums and galleries in Starland.
Savannah is a region full of culture and history where there are short carriage or trolley tours that will add a romantic touch to your date.
In addition, this city has an open-air market with restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries that can be visited while live music sets the scene. You will have the most romantic moment when passing through River Street.
While states like New York and Illinois suffer from freezing temperatures, Hawaii sees temperatures above 26°C during February.
You will marvel at the abundant vegetation and the contrast it has with the rest. Travelers’ favorite attractions include Volcanoes National Park and Hawaii Tropical Garden and Biological Preserve.
Any place you choose will make you spend a warm and fun vacation. For example, Maui is one of the most attractive destinations. It is divided into five distinct regions where tourists can surf, swim, and snorkel with sea turtles, among other beach activities. They can also enjoy wildlife or hula dance alongside professionals.
The Hawaiian island of Oahu is known as a surfer’s paradise, with waves that can reach epic heights. TripAdvisor reviewers recommend enjoying the beautiful beaches, particularly the famous Waikiki Beach. Don’t miss the annual Haleiwa Arts Festival, a celebration of local crafts, painting, jewelry, sculpture, dance, and music.
4) Orlando, Fla.
For those looking for warmth and fun, there is also Orlando, Florida, with temperatures above 20°C during February.
Orlando is the land of amusement parks. The most popular attraction is Walt Disney World Resort, followed by Universal Studios, Legoland, and SeaWorld. February is a good month to go because there are fewer visitors.
Away from this kind of entertainment, Harry P. Leu Gardens and Lake Eola Park are also recommended.
5) Aspen, Colorado
Looking for snow? Aspen, Colorado is considered a winter wonderland framed by the Rocky Mountains. It attracts thousands of tourists a year.
It has four ski resorts owned by the Aspen Skiing Company: Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, and Aspen Snowmass.
The open space of the resorts lends itself to skiing, but also to snowshoeing, hiking, fishing, and even hot air ballooning and viewing the snowy landscape.
At night you should visit downtown Aspen to dine at upscale, romantic restaurants, or to explore upscale shopping.