The Best Destinations to Travel to by Month!
A new year means new opportunities to travel. Whether it’s a family vacation or a weekend getaway with your friends, there are countless destinations that you can choose from, so you can enjoy the vacation of a lifetime. Are you stuck on ideas of where to go, or what time of year is best for traveling? Rubinsohn Travel is here to help you plan your next vacation with a month-by-month guide that could have you traveling all year!
An island located in the Caribbean Sea, Cozumel is the perfect winter getaway. Formed over a limestone plateau, Cozumel holds a high elevation of 49-feet above sea level. Its turquoise waters lure visitors away from the cold and allows them to peer 100-200 feet down the ocean floor and view the life under the sea! Cozumel is home to a variety of all-inclusive resorts, featuring staple Mexican foods, and fresh seafood. The best way to travel outside of your resort in Cozumel is on your own two feet. Not interested in walking? Mopeds and cars can be rented to explore the beautiful city!
February: Paris, France
Paris is globally known as the “City of Love,” which makes it the ideal Valentine’s Day getaway! The beauty, the big screen, the food, and the history all contribute to how it got its name of the “City of Love.” Take a stroll to the Eiffel Tower and climb 669 steps to reach the top, or visit Montmartre in northern Paris for views of the entire city. With so many things to see, delicious restaurants to go to and romance at every corner, Paris will not disappoint if you’re looking to impress your loved one. So pack your bags, grab your significant other, and experience one of the most romantic escapes!
March: Dublin, Ireland
What better place to celebrate Irish pride, and heritage than in Ireland? Each year, Dublin hosts its St. Patrick’s Festival to celebrate the Irish culture. The St. Patrick’s Festival was established in November 1995, and visitors can enjoy live music, comedy shows, and even top-tier street performances. Not interested in the party scene? Take a stroll and uncover Dublin’s historic cathedrals and churches. Dublin is described as Europe’s largest village and offers something for everyone. Take the scenic route of the city’s vibrant streets buzzing with performers, and pit stop along the way in a traditional pub. Visitors can immerse themselves in the sounds of the city, savor the local grub, or take guided tours to learn the real history of St. Patrick.
April: Punta Cana
Looking for a Spring Break getaway? Say hello to Punta Cana! Where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean, Punta Cana offers a land of rest and relaxation. The city is full of all-inclusive resorts at reasonable prices. Visitors can partake in a number of excursions, including safari tours and parasailing. For a day of pure relaxation, you can enjoy the panoramic view of sandy beaches, and turquoise blue waters with not a worry in the world.
When May rolls around, the warmer months are on the horizon, and we dedicate some time to celebrating our mothers. Why not take a vacation to show your appreciation to Mom? Have yourselves a girls weekend, enjoy a spa day, or go above and beyond and snorkel in the Barrier Reef in Belize. Barrier Reef is the second largest reef in the world and the home to over 500 different species of fish. If you want to have a day of bliss, take your mom on a relaxing trip to one of the many beaches in Belize, including Ambergris Caye, which is known for its very low-key, laid-back vibe. This beach has earned a devout following of regular travelers who continue to return, and in some cases, never leave.
June: Portland, Oregon
Goodbye Spring, Hello Summer! With baseball games and barbeques, June is the ideal month to enjoy the outdoors. Looking to take Dad on a getaway to celebrate Father’s Day? Portland, Oregon is known in the United States for its amazing food and beer scene. With over 600 food carts, known as pods in Portland, the city has drawn global acclaim for having some of the world’s best street food. If Dad’s a baseball lover, don’t miss a Portland Pickles game! This collegiate wood bat baseball team was founded in 2015 and is special to Portland locals. Pump your own gas? Don’t do it! You will be fined $500! To keep it safe, explore the city on two wheels; Portland is recognized as the second most bike-friendly place in the country.
July: Tristate Area
Celebrate the birth of America in the tri-state area! There’s no better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than where our nation started. Philadelphia is home to Wawa’s Annual Welcome America! Party on the Parkway celebration, where locals and visitors alike celebrate the birth of our country. Guests gather for live music, firework shows, games and activities, all in honor of our homeland. The City of Brotherly Love bleeds red, white, and blue and celebrates Independence Day like no place else.
August: Cartagena, Colombia
Looking for a last-minute end of summer vacay but are on a tight budget? Travel to Cartagena, Colombia! Due to its affordability, Cartagena has been named the top wallet-friendly destination. From January – March, Cartagena is known for its dry and warm weather, making it one of the most visited cities in the country. Visitors can travel to the city’s beaches during the day, and end the night with salsa dancing at the top nightclub, Alquimico. Cartagena is known for its blazing bright colors, featured on the vividly painted Spanish Colonial houses that lend a little glamour to the streets. Relax on the beach, while sipping Limonada de Coco, Cartagena’s favorite beverage, and soak up the sun in Colombia!
September: Orlando, Florida
Orlando is home to one of the top family vacation destinations in the world. Can you guess what it is? Not only is it the perfect getaway before the back to school rush, but it is known for its famous theme park, Disney World. The most magical place on earth offers four theme parks, and 2 water parks, never leaving you without something to do. Visitors come from all over the world, to experience the fun and excitement that Walt Disney has created. The resort encompasses 30,500 acres of land, making it approximately the same size as San Fransisco!
October: Salem, Massachusetts
Known for the 1692 witch trials, Salem is the perfect spooky getaway for Halloween lovers. The witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. The Salem Witch Museum is great for tourists who want to learn more about the history of the trials and witchcraft. Each October, a Halloween festival is also held, that includes ghost tours and trick-or-treaters. Salem is the perfect getaway for the mischievous individuals out there, and the perfect destination to get in the “spooky” mood just in time for Halloween.
If you’re looking to escape the cold climates in November, head over to Jamaica. Jamaica is known for its “healing waters,” that are believed to have therapeutic properties. In the month of November, the average temperatures are between the 70s and 80s and visitors can catch discounted resort rates at this time, as well. Explore the Jamaican jungle, experience the excitement and thrill, and take a jump into the famous Blue Hole! When you’re there, don’t miss out on Dunn’s River Falls, a major attraction visited by thousands of visitors each year!
December: Aspen, Colorado
December is all about getting into the holiday spirit! Aspen, Colorado is the perfect place to do so. There is so much to do across the 3.66 square mile town. Tourists can head to Cooper Avenue, to find cookie exchanges or head to the St.Regis Aspen for public Menorah lightings. Hitting up the slopes is an essential part of visiting this world, but for the nonskiers, ice-skating is offered at the base of Aspen Mountain. If the holidays are your thing, there are few better places to celebrate than a ski town!
Interested in visiting one – or all – destinations this year? Rubinsohn Travel has you covered. Give us a call at (215) 886-5200 to start your planning today!