Cheap February Vacations

When winter blues and cabin fever start to set in, cheap February vacations can be just the thing you and your family need. During this month, airports historically lower flights to destinations like Italy and Colorado, making it a good time to travel. To reduce the cost of your trip even further, take advantage of vacation rentals offering affordable luxury. If you want an idea of some of the best February destinations, check out the following locations.

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Italy and France

Medieval towns, mountains, beaches, and a rich historical culture await you in Italy and France. Just what cheap February vacations are made of, apparently. From a country villa in Tuscany to an apartment in Rome or Paris, you can explore the region like a local. Visit the cradle of the Renaissance in Florence or venture out into the hill towns for the day.

In Rome, you can stay in historic buildings featuring updated apartments. Stroll down cobblestone streets lined with merchants as you head to Trevi Fountain or walk in the steps of gladiators as you tour the Colosseum. February is a good time to visit the Vatican museums and the Pantheon.

If you want to get away to a warm area in France, consider renting a house in Sicily. Located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, Stromboli Island is one of eight in the Volcanic Arc of North Sicily. Oceanfront homes offer beachfront paradises and views of Mt. Stromboli, an active volcano erupting every 15 minutes.

Mountain Creek, New Jersey

An hour away from New York City and other metro markets, Mountain Creek is one of the best ski destinations in the Appalachian Mountains. And as far as cheap February vacations go, it's one of the easiest to get to. It's location on the East Coast makes it a cheap February destination for people in the area. The four peaks of the resort offer snowboarding, skiing, sledding, and tubing, making it a versatile family-friendly location. The 100-percent lighting coverage guarantees you can shred into the evening hours, giving you more bang for your buck when it comes to the number of runs you can get in a day compared to the cost of the ski lift ticket.

February is also the month when professional snowboarders like Shaun White participate in the Snowboard Grand Prix, which has included stops at Mountain Creek in the past. When the mountain hosts the event, you can catch professionals competing at halfpipe, alpine snowboarding, snowboard cross, and slopestyle. When the event isn't in town, take advantage of private lessons or some of the other amenities you typically find at Western ski resorts. Check out nearby Vernon for more rental options.

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Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, Alabama (near Dauphin Island) holds the distinct honor of hosting America's first Mardi Gras. For two and half weeks, parades, live marching bands, and festivities fill the city's streets. While New Orleans throws a rival party, Mobile has kid-friendly entertainment and celebrations, earning it the title of America's Family Mardi Gras. Participants in parades toss traditional goodies like beads, candy, doubloons, and moon pies.

The city's location one the water provides ample fresh seafood for your dining experiences. If you want to explore the water ways, consider joining an excursion to the Delta. Historical attractions in the area include the USS Alabama Battleship, which won nine World War II battle stars.

Mesa, Arizona

Embraced by the Sonoran Dessert, Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona. It's sun-filled winter days offer warm temperatures ranging from the high 40s to the low 70s, perfect for thawing out if you live in a colder region. The area offers Broadway musicals, old Western towns, lakes, and sports. In February, 12 professional baseball teams roll into town to start spring training. While games don't start until March, February is a good time to get autographs from professional players on teams like the Cubs.


We hope our picks for cheap February vacations have helped you plan your next trip!