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Add These Fabulous Destinations to Your Itinerary for the Perfect February Adventure!

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Embark on an unforgettable February adventure with a journey to these fabulous destinations that promise a perfect blend of culture, nature, and history. Explore the enchanting Sapporo TV Tower and the iconic Sapporo Community Dome in Japan, where winter festivities are simply spectacular. Have an immersive experience in the breathtaking beauty of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico, where millions of butterflies create a sublime spectacle. Head over to Bald Mountain for a thrilling outdoor escapade. Further, a visit to the Wood River Museum of History and Culture is perfect for those seeking a glimpse into the past. Then, jet off to the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in South Africa before delving into modern pieces at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. Thus, February awaits with these diverse and captivating attractions for the adventure of a lifetime!


Odori Park

Ōdōri Park, which is situated right in the center of Sapporo, facilitates numerous cultural and leisure activities in the city. It features trees, lawns, flowerbeds, sculptures, monuments, fountains and a shallow waterway for children to play in. There are activities taking place in the park all year round. From April to October, for example, stalls selling all kinds of snacks spring up and the park becomes a vast open-air eatery. The park hosts the Yosakoi Soran Festival in the summer, and in the winter, it hosts the Snow Festival and White Illumination. Ōdōri Park runs through the city and features a view of the Sapporo Tower. You can click photos to your heart’s content. Put your feet in the fountains while sitting on the side. There are benches and toilets as well. Although vastly different in terms of purpose, nature, outlook and sheer size, Ōdōri Park is reminiscent of Central Park in New York.

7 Chome Odorinishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Japan, 060-0042
Sapporo TV Tower

Overlooking Sapporo City at the eastern end of Odori Park, Sapporo TV Tower, completed in 1957, is 147.2 meters high. The observation deck reception is where you can also find their souvenir shop. The deck is located on the 3rd floor at 90 meters, offering the best vantage point for panoramic views of the city, the mountains and the sea in the distance. At night, it provides beautiful views of the city lights. Restaurants and a game center also have a presence at the tower, so you can relax and lounge here. Opening hours vary by season. To see the tower in its entirety, come to Odori Park.

1 chome Odori Nishi, Sapporo, Japan, 060-0042
Sapporo Community Dome

Known as "Tsudome' and "Sapporo Dome," The Sapporo Community Dome is an architectural marvel in Japan's northern city. A visual treat with a fantastic blend of sleek modern design and functionality, this multipurpose venue hosts a diverse range of events, from sports competitions to concerts. With an expansive ground, it transforms from a baseball field to a soccer field or concert stage. Nestled amidst scenic surroundings, the Sapporo Dome offers a dynamic space for communal gatherings and cultural celebrations. A prominent venue in the country, it is renowned for hosting the Sapporo Snow Festival and becoming a hub of celebrations.

885-1 Shinoro-dori, Sapporo, Japan, 007-0852
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, a habitat for Monarch butterflies, is one of the most famous attractions in Mexico. Every year, from October to March, countless Monarch butterflies migrate from North America to this reserve. Tourists from all over the world visit this reserve to witness the phenomenal spectacle of orange shades fluttering across the lush green landscape. In addition, an annual festival is hosted in February to educate people on the butterfly habitat and nature conservation as a whole. Besides admiringly watching the butterflies, you can also engage in hiking and horse riding in the hilly areas. Here’s a piece of trivia that will pique your interest: Monarchs migrating to Mexico are not the same as those that migrated to the US and Canada approximately five months earlier but rather at least four generations removed from them.

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Angangueo, Mexico
Bald Mountain

Bald Mountain is the primary skiing destination near the quaint resort towns of Ketchum and Sun Valley. At a majestic elevation of 3,400 feet (1,036 meters), Bald Mountain is one of the tallest peaks within Sawtooth National Forest. It has been a favorite among adventure seekers through the years, given its uniform gradient and pleasant atmosphere. The mountain features multiple ski lifts, mountain cabins and refreshment arrangements at various elevations. The ride up is awesome with the views no doubt, but you can also watch mountain bikers and hikers while headed up. The adventurous souls among you could check out the hike up the mountain at least to the Round House Restaurant. Then, take the tram ride back down. Bald Mountain is an ideal skiing site for novice, amateur and expert skiers, offering opportunities at various levels of difficulty.

Bald Mountain, Sawtooth National Forest, Ketchum, ID, United States, 83340
Wood River Museum of History and Culture

Dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the Wood River Valley, this museum has a variety of exhibits that cover topics such as the area's Native American tribes, the early days of ranching and mining, the development of Sun Valley as a ski resort, and the life and work of Ernest Hemingway. It is also home to a research library and archives that contain a wealth of information about the Wood River Valley. The museum is also a popular spot for events, such as lectures, workshops, and family programs.

580 4th Sreet East, Ketchum, ID, United States, 83340
THK Gallery

THK Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa, is a lively center for contemporary art, adding richness to the city's cultural scene. Located in the heart of Cape Town, the gallery showcases a variety of artworks from both emerging and established artists. It is known for its commitment to promoting creativity and pushing artistic boundaries. With a focus on cutting-edge exhibitions, THK Gallery has become a popular destination for art enthusiasts. The curated displays feature a mix of local and international perspectives, creating a meaningful dialogue that goes beyond geographical boundaries. THK Gallery is more than just a space; it represents the evolving artistic identity of Cape Town.

52 Waterkant Street, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001
Stevenson

The Stevenson art gallery, located in a building that goes by the name Buchanan in the suburb of Woodstock, features works of talented contemporary artists. Through its FOREX program, it has been able to exhibit works of internationally renowned artists such as Thomas Hirschhorn, Walid Raad, Glenn Ligon and Rineke Dijkstra. This gallery is the genuine article, the real deal and the real McCoy in all of Cape Town. The expansive space, the depth and the information provided by the staff make it both moving and informative. Even if it’s your first visit to the gallery, you will feel at home, in your element and never out of depths. Quickly, you are in the company of fellow art lovers in what is a very pleasant experience in conviviality. Regardless of whether it’s a seasoned art lover, a dilettante or just someone looking for a pleasant afternoon, Stevenson has something for everyone’s palate. Or should we say “palette?” Admission is free.

160 Sir Lowry Road, Buchanan Building, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa, 7925
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa showcases a diverse and dynamic collection of contemporary art from Africa and the diaspora. Located on the gorgeous V&A Waterfront, Zeitz MOCAA sits housed in a 1921 Grain Silo artfully reimaged and transformed into a unique modern structure that still captures the historic elements of the silo. Spread over nine floors, the museum features extensive art exhibitions, education spaces, a sculpture garden, a museum shop, and more. A compelling must-see attraction in Cape Town, visit to see contemporary African pieces and architectural innovation.

S Arm Road, V&A Waterfront, Silo district, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Ah, the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town is a vibrant, iconic destination, buzzing with life and offering something for everyone. Although it is still a working harbor, it has transformed into one of Cape Town's prime attractions. Restaurants, bars, and cafes abound, and if it's shopping you are after, then its 240 stores, of all descriptions, are sure to please you. The Two Oceans Aquarium is South Africa's largest, housing 300 marine species. Get your adrenaline pumping! Take a harbor cruise, kayak through the canals, or bungee jump off the iconic Robben Island Bridge. Even if you are in Cape Town just for a brief duration, definitely consider giving this place a visit.

Port Road, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001
Pulau Payar Marine Park

The marine park comprises four islands, namely Pulau Payar, Pulau Lembu, Pulau Segantang and Pulau Kaca. A ferry trip from Kuah takes around 45 minutes. The islands are surrounded by well-protected coral reefs that are home to numerous species of underwater creatures. Attracting divers from all over the world, the park offers a variety of diving conditions, from flat terrain to more challenging steep slopes. There is insufficient freshwater at the park, so bringing your own supply is advisable. The necessary permits to visit Langkawi Coral can be obtained from Kuah Fisheries Office.

Pulau Payar Marine Park, Langkawi, Malaysia, 07000
Niederdorf

This part of Zurich is lively and teeming with activity, come day or night! Spanning from Bellevue to the Central area, Niederdorf is a major tourist attraction for its shopping and food stalls. The alleys spill over with boutiques, accessory stores, and street performers. The nightclub-pub-restaurant scene is alive and kicking too, so grab a bite and then head out to party. Whether seeking a leisurely stroll or an evening's revelry, Niederdorf's timeless allure awaits, a stone's throw from the bustling Limmat River.

Niederdorfstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland, 8001
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