The money saved during the off-season is one of the reasons for going on vacation. While many people associate the off-season with the winter where families hibernate, it also presents a few advantages for travelers. The economy is usually on an upswing during this time and hotels generally have to lower their prices because of higher demand. While some destinations are sure to be hot, from Paris to Barcelona these places have our attention.
In this article, we share cheap cities that are perfect for your next vacation. Because not everything about cheap has to be terrible! There is more than one way to get into the holiday spirit in 2022!
1. Nice, France
Walking down the streets of Nice during the summer is nothing short of a nightmare, as it is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. In winter however there are few people around and it becomes an ideal spot for those who like peace and quiet.
2. Marrakech, Morocco
The Moroccan city of Marrakech is another favorite among travelers when the weather becomes too cold. There are not a lot of accommodations and things to do but the old city has a magical feel to it and it may just be worth the wait. If you are looking for something to do, opt for the night markets which stay open until 3AM.
3. Santorini, Greece
800 miles offshore from Athens this island named after one of the most beautiful cities in ancient times is perfect for escaping from winter’s chilly winds. The ancient city of Santorini boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes you can find in Europe with white volcanic beaches and a bit of peace.
4. Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona has long been a hit among travelers choosing that over other countries. With excellent food and entertainment, your money is sure to stretch farther than usual in Barcelona. Travelers are always looking for the perfect spot to relax and unwind, especially during their much-awaited summer vacation.
5. Tuscany, Italy
This sun-drenched region is one of the most popular in Europe and for good reason. If you like the laid back look and the natural beauty of Tuscany during off-season then this is your spot! The Italian cuisine is famous around the world and there are plenty of places to dine at. The many hiking trails in northern Tuscany make this region a wonderful place to visit as well.
6. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, called one of the capitals of Europe by some pundits has always been a favorite among travelers when it comes to winter getaways. The New Town “Malá Strana” is usually visited during the summer months when Prague becomes too hot to take a stroll.
7. Budapest, Hungary
This city is another popular winter destination for those looking for peace and quiet. The architecture of Hungary’s capital city makes it one of the most beautiful places in Europe to visit during this time of year. With delicious food and wine, great nightlife and the Gellert Hill, this spot is a wonderful destination for those travelers looking to escape the cold.
8. Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon has a reputation as a city loaded with rich history and this is one of the reasons you’ll find it so popular during off-season. There are plenty of places to visit including all the notable sights which make it relatively easy on your wallet.
9. Berlin, Germany
Berlin is another city which is very popular among tourists in the summer months but less so in winter. The city has long been recognized for its unique appeal and a night out in Berlin can certainly be memorable.
10. Granada, Spain
For many years this was off the beaten path but has recently become one of Europe’s most popular destinations for its old town, Arab quarter and gorgeous scenery.
As you can see, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy life and scenery while entering winter. These ten cities and countries are just a small representation of the awesome places in Europe that are waiting to be explored this season. While it may not be the best time to learn ski, snowboarding or other winter sports, most businesses will open up to accommodate travelers.