5 Cities That Look Stunning In Winter
A winter vacation might sound daunting—temperatures can hit sub-zero—but they’re not something you should skip just because you’re scared of the cold. After all, despite the seemingly dreary weather, some places look beautiful in winter. If you’re not a fan of skiing and other winter sports, that’s fine. Simply head to one of these five destinations for shopping, sight-seeing and a dash of non-touristy activities.
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Zurich has ranked as one of the most beautiful cities in the world in many listicles, and it’s not hard to see why. There are a lot of sights to take in, from architecture to nature. Spend some time in the museums or take a walk in nature in the snow—something you won’t be able to do in Singapore.
You might know Paris as the city of love, but there’s plenty to do in the city besides going on dates. From visiting museums and monuments to shopping for luxury goods for less, you’ll never be bored there. If you’re looking for something different, why not attend a perfumer’s apprentice workshop at the Musée du Parfum? Make your own fragrance and enjoy a complimentary guided tour on the history of perfumes while you’re at it!
New York, USA
If you’re a fan of the Home Alone franchise, visiting New York during Christmas might be on your go-to list. Be prepared to bundle up because temperatures might hit sub-zero, but the weather certainly won’t put a downer on your mood because it really feels a lot like Christmas in the later part of November and December. Broadway fans would want to catch some of the shows, including classic like The Phantom of the Opera. Not much of a Broadway kind of girl? Fret not, for there’s plenty of shopping and sight-seeing to do! Plus, don't forget to see the iconic Christmas tree at The Rockefeller!
When in England, have tea. Head to The Dearden Tea Rooms for a high tea spread that will make you feel like a tai tai. Located an hour’s drive from Manchester, the restaurant turns their tea rooms into themed setups in colder months. November is Harry Potter month, and is a must-visit for Potterheads.
If you love sweets, you’d want to go on the Sweets Lover Tour in Barcelona, where you can enjoy local pastries, hot chocolates and more. You’ll even learn about quirky facts and secrets behind traditional Catalan sweets. The city is a sight to behold regardless of the weather, but visiting in winter always makes you feel like you’re really travelling because there’s no winter in Singapore.
Planning a holiday? Emirates is having their winter promo now! Book your tickets from now till October 28, 2018 and enjoy promo prices! Tickets are only valid for travel between now and May 31, 2019. Fares start from $1,169 to London.