Frigid and fantastic
Tropical beaches might seem like the most inviting option for wintertime travel. That said, some northerly destinations offer festivities and attractions that make braving the cold worthwhile. Other places are not as frigid as their image suggests.
A select few destinations have become quite popular despite their sub-zero temps but, outside of festivals and major events, most don't make it to the top of travelers’ to-visit lists. This can be a positive. The weather keeps tourist sites uncrowded so that you won't have to share the picturesque views and snowy experiences with too many others.
Here are plenty of “winter wonderlands” that score when it comes to wintertime scenery and that are actually more accessible and comfortable than you might imagine.