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Although February in Europe is cold, you can experience the most beautiful sights here. Isn’t it sufficient motivation to kick-start your 2022-2023 vacation planning immediately?

1. Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

It’s almost time for Venice‘s annual gala. In the middle of February, residents and tourists wear elaborate masks and costumes to celebrate the strange and beautiful Carnival at parades, concerts, and balls. It will be a hectic time to visit Venice because of the festival (but when isn’t it?) but it’s definitely something you should do. To reduce the adverse effects of excessive tourism, the Italian government has instituted a fee of up to 10 Euros for day-trippers instead of overnight guests. You may avoid the price if you leave your baggage in Palace Cristo, a palazzo from the 15th century that has been given a stunning modern makeover.

2. Canary Islands

Canary Islands
While your choices may be restricted, you may still enjoy a beach vacation in Europe in February. Although temperatures on the Spanish mainland might drop near freezing in the winter, the southernmost Canary Island of Tenerife is comfortably warm throughout the year. February is a great month to explore the southern beaches of Tenerife, as temperatures reach the mid-70s and there is a lower likelihood of rain. You should definitely spend some time relaxing on Playa de la Tejita. Still, suppose you have more time on your hands. In that case, you might also consider exploring the Anaga Mountain woods and taking a stroll through Garachico, where you may swim in lava rock pools. Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival is a festival of music, color, and vitality; plan your vacation to coincide with this event.

3. Athens, Greece.

Athens, Greece

February is still too chilly to go to Greece’s picturesque islands, but Athens is lovely during the shoulder season. Temperatures in the upper 40s to mid-50s, on the other hand, mean that the city’s terrible heat and air pollution are at an all-time low and that there are hardly any people about. This means you may avoid the crowds while taking pictures in front of famous landmarks like the Parthenon and skip the lengthy security checkpoint at the National Archaeological Museum. The Perianth Hotel is a Modernist jewel with 38 rooms near one of Athens’ most visited public squares.

4. Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary
We can’t think of a more romantic destination to spend a long Valentine’s Day weekend with your special someone than sunny and rain-free Budapest in February. A cruise along the Danube is a must. Several trips will take you past the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, the Hungarian Parliament Building, and Margaret Island, all of which are on the UNESCO World Heritage list, while also providing you with gourmet food, wine, and gypsy music. The city’s enchanting Christmas markets may be closed for the season. However, the ice skating rink in City Park near Vajdahunyad Castle is open and ready to provide all the wintery romance you could ever want. Afterward, go to one of the city’s many hot baths, such as the Europe-largest Széchenyi Spa, with 18 indoor and outdoor pools and 10 saunas.

5. St. Moritz resort, Switzerland

St. Moritz, Switzerland

This chic alpine resort town is beautiful in the summer and the winter, but February is when it really shines. Switzerland‘s internationally renowned White Turf horse-racing event takes over the town’s frozen lake for three weekends, and ultra-luxurious ski resorts are open for business. Try bobsledding on the Olympia Bob Run, the oldest of its type in the world (St. Moritz has held two Winter Olympic Games, after all). You may then retire to the luxurious, all-suite Carlton Hotel, where the vistas of the lake are only matched by the quality of the food presented at the three-Michelin-star Da Vittorio restaurant.

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