Summer has now passed and we are firmly into autumn but for many of us that simply means colder weather and darker evenings. However, one of the best ways to combat the mire of British weather is to vacate for a week or two to a sunnier climate or even just a change of scenery and culture. Below are some of the best places to visit this coming winter!

New York

Most cities suit a season and New York’s is definitely winter. Typical of all things American, New York has no half measures. When it’s cold, it’s very cold. When it snows, it buckets down and when the skies are blue, they’re very blue. If you love Christmas then this white blanket covered city is perfect for a winter getaway.

Venice

Venice is a hauntingly beautiful and marvellously eerie place of misty side streets and tranquillity. Far less expensive than in the high season and beating the tourist packed crowds are just two added bonuses to a crisp blue Venice sky. Expect roaring fires, comfy sofas and vibrant bars in the winter months and if you go exploring don’t forget to take a coat!

Prague

Prague is a city that has rose in prominence over the last few years and gained international recognition. And rightly so – far from the stag and hen do orientated stigma is the beautiful picturesque city of Prague. The narrow streets, storied churches and hilltop castles all come together to create a scene of an urban fairytale. Great for the avid culture vulture, Prague is a resilient city that has fended of numerous invasions, fires and floods and is steeped in history.

Tenerife

Tenerife is perfect for those on a budget but at the same time looking for a classy holiday. Tenerife is just a four hour non-stop flight from the UK and with near guaranteed sun, it’s great for those looking to escape the British weather. Aside from the brilliant long sandy beaches, the Canaries also has a huge choice of day trips to indulge in such as the world landscapes of the Las Cañadas Teide national park. Lanzarote is also a great option for those wanted to relax in a villa by the pool.

Marrakesh

Marrakesh is one of the most reliable destinations for sun during British winter, so you can sit and relax by the pool knowing that the weather will be pretty good most of the time. Also boasting an array of historical features and picturesque views is this historic desert city. On a clear day you’ll also be able to see the Atlas Mountains in the distance, covered in snow.

Weather it is New York snow on North African heat, there is a great escape for everyone that is suffering from the British winter weather. The prices are usually low and tourists are few and far between making it the perfect season to travel abroad.