There’s no reason to hibernate this winter when there are new beaches, slopes, sports, and festivals to discover. There’s no better time to relax and enjoy what the world has to offer. At StudentUniverse we have devised a list of the best winter detonations to blow your socks off. Check them out and find the one that inspires you and start packing.
Laguna Beach, Califorina
This winter it is essential that you check out the Laguna Beach. With a seven-mile stretch of sea and sand; this Southern California’s Orange County is one place you don’t want to miss. Why not soak up the sun and feel the warm of the beach between your sandy toes for a student friendly price. You’ll be able to surf, snorkel and catch good vibrations can be found in nearby Laguna Village, which is a prime spot for art galleries and traditional ornaments and with prices starting from at as little as £440 there’s no time like the present.
*£404 return available on flights from London to Los Angeles with departure 03/12/14 and return 10/01/14.
Tulum invites you to do as much or as little as you would like. On Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, the seaside community is home to pristine Caribbean beaches famous for their giant sea turtles which for any creature lover is the place to be. Tulum also has great sites such as the pre-Colombian Mayan ruins, the temples and castillos dating back to the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. To top off your holiday experience why not have a day cliff hugging ruins for as little as £2.50.
*£715 fare available on flights from London to Mexico with departure 07/01/15 and return 14/01/15.
In a country that is known for producing Vikings and Bjork, there really is a lot more to see and discover than one would imagine. Winter in Reyjavik means less tourists, lower accommodation prices (which are typically quite high), and stunning scenery. Why not travel with friends a take a dip in the Blue Lagoon thermal spa which is located in a lava field in Grindawik. There’s no better place to relax and explore than in Iceland.
*£159 fare available on flights from London to Iceland with departure 14/01/15 and return 21/01/15.
Bag yourself two holidays for the price of one as Istanbul encompasses the best of Europe and Asia in one (hectic) city. Better yet you can take this trip for as little as £119 with StudentUniverse. You can begin your journey by visiting the stunning Blue Mosque; known for its famous blue Iznik tiles which is second to none. Opposite the Blue Mosque is the Aya Sofya, one of the most important religious buildings in the world. However if your legs can take some more exploring, get lost in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul’s ultimate destination for any shopping addict. So grab your friends, the time is now !
*£119 fare available on flights from London to Istanbul with departure 21/01/15 and return 28/01/15.
With more than 60 Christmas markets, it is needless to say the city of Berlin comes to life over the festive season, making it one of the most magical cities to visit during winter. If your into arts and craft then you must visit the Gendar market which is said to have the best handcrafted goods in the city.
£62 return available on flights from London to Berlin with departure 03/12/14 and return 10/01/14.
Riga is known for its party antics and would be a great getaway for a weekend with the boys. You would be able to enjoy a pub crawl or just a nice dinner at the Lido restaurant. With so much to do in this city such as visiting the Riga Zoo, the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum and the House of the Blackheads where you will be able to source the finest goods for an affordable price, let us take you away.
£51 return available on flights from London to Berlin with departure 03/12/14 and return 10/01/14.
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