As we finally bid goodbye to January blues to embrace February, you deserve a vacation. But with winter severely lashing at a big part of the USA, you might be thinking of where to pack the bag this February. Worry not as there is no shortage of warm places to visit in February in the USA. Here’s a list of 10 destinations in the country where the sun is brighter and days are long enough to keep you engaged this February.
1. Honolulu, Hawaii
To escape the chilling cold of your city, pack the bags to Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, where the pleasant climate is ready to embrace you. February is the month to go for whale watching as it is the peak humpback whale season. Head towards downtown Honolulu to enjoy more than a sunbathe. This tour will take you to explore Oahu Museums, North Shore, Fishing Excursion, Pearl Harbor, Theme Parks, and many more attractions. While exploring numerous attractions in Honolulu, tourists can also indulge in some of the top events and festivals, such as the Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival in early February. Also while in Honolulu, take a tour of the Bishop Museum, Hawaii State Art Museum, Queen Emma’s Summer Palace, and Waikiki Aquarium. With great surfing beaches around, vacationers should not miss opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Average Temperature: In February, the average highest temperature in Honolulu will be 81°F and the lowest will be 65°F.
Events and Festivals: Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival in early February, Pana’ewa Stampeded Rodeo in mid-February, Waimea Town Celebration in mid-February, and Maui Whale Festival
2. San Francisco, California
To celebrate February to its fullest, fly to San Francisco, where a pleasant climate is waiting to embrace you. A popular tourist destination around the year, San Fran, one of the best places to travel in February, homes several modern architecture attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, City Hall, and National Cemetery in the Presidio. Explore the Cable Car Museum, Lombard Street, Mexican Museum, Octagon House, Pier 24, Wells Fargo Museum, Twin Peaks, and Diego Rivera Murals to experience the city to its fullest. You should also not miss Alcatraz Island, another landmark of the city, where the once the famous jail stood. In February, San Francisco also hosts the Chinese New Year Parade at Chase Center and several touring broadway productions like Hamilton in the Bay Area.
Average Temperature: In February, the average highest temperature in San Francisco will be 61°F and the lowest will be 48°F
Events and Festivals: Chinese New Year Festival & Parade, SF Giants Fan Fest, Tulipmania, Valentine’s Day Pillow Fight, Hamilton at the Orpheum Theater, Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Oprah Winfrey Live at the Chase Center, Cruises on the SF Bay, Concerts at the Nob Hill Masonic Center, the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and the Fillmore.
3. Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world is another destination to fly down this February. Home to Hollywood and several amusement parks, L.A. attracts millions of tourists from across the globe every year. The city experiences warm weather in February with the maximum reaching 84°F. While in Los Angeles, you should not miss Griffith Observatory, Autry Museum, and Runyon Canyon. Make a trip to Universal Studios, the movies-themed amusement park or the Disneyland Park in Orange County. For adventure lovers, Six Flags Magic Mountain is a must-see attraction in Los Angeles. If you want to enjoy concerts, there is a long list available – She Wants Revenge, Dermot Kennedy, Gregory Porter, Atmosphere, Sinead O’Connor, Bat for Lashes and much more. This February, LA also hosts the Chinese New Year in Chinatown.
Average Temperature: In February, the average highest temperature in Los Angeles will be 69°F and the lowest will be 51°F
Events and Festivals: Dashboard Confessional, 80s Weekend, Andy Shauf, Colin Hay, Tove Lo, Chinese New Year parade, World-class Cirque Show, New-age expo, All-American musical, Academy Award Costumes, Documentary Marathon, Valentine’s Day Tea, Oscar music
4. Houston, Texas
Houston, with its pleasant climate of a maximum of 63° F and a long list of entertainment options is one of the best places to travel in February in the USA. Tourists flying down at Houston make it a point to visit the Space Center Houston. While at this city in Southeast Texas, you should take a walk through the Houston’s Museum District, walk, bike or paddle in Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston Zoo, Houston’s Street Art, and Vintage Stores on 19th Street, Galveston. In February, the city also hosts Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Reliant Park, the world’s largest livestock exhibition. Each of these attractions offers a great time to cherish throughout life.
Average Temperature: In February, the average highest temperature in Houston will be 64°F and the lowest will be 48°F
Events and Festivals: Mardi Gras Parties in Galveston, World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, Turkish Music Festival, Houston Grand Opera, Texas Lunar Festival, Houston Family Magazine Camp Fair, Monster Jam, Galveston Restaurant Weeks, and Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
5. New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is a beautiful city that turns blossoming in the month of February. Vacationers bored with snowy land must visit this city the lovely weather will touch 65°F at this time of the year. The cool and comfortable temperature compels visitors to enjoy popular festivals and events celebrated in the city. To make the tour enjoyable, you must visit some of the popular attractions including the New Orleans Museum of Art, French Quarter, National WWII Museum, Jackson Square, Preservation Hall, St Louis Cathedral, City Park, and Garden District. Rich in history and culture, these attractions will help you know more about the city and its civilization. If looking more excitements while here in February, the best place to visit is Mardi Grass World, where sculptured props and giant figures are made at the edge of the Central Business District.
Average Temperature: In February, the average highest temperature in New Orleans will be 66°F and the lowest will be 47°F
Events and Festivals: Mardi Gras Parades, Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus, Celine Dion: Courage World Tour, Tet Fest: Vietnamese New Year, Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans, – Krewe du Vieux Parade, Krewe of Little Rascals, Krewe of Centurions, Krewe of Cleopatra Parade, and Krewe of Freret
6. Key West, Florida
Key West is famous for its sunny weather, sandy beaches, and warm temperatures. Another warm place to visit in February and ditch the cold, this island city in the Straits of Florida is a perfect place for a romantic wedding, family picnic, water adventures, and historic excursions. Located 95 miles north of Cuba, Key West is one of the most sought-after water sports centers in the country with ample options for snorkeling, trolley tours, scuba diving, kayaking, and sailing. Tourists can visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum located nearby. While on a vacation here, make sure to take a trip to Mallory Square, Harry S. Truman Little White House, Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, Key West Garden Club, Key West Butterfly, and Nature Conservatory.
Average Temperature: In February, the average highest temperature in Key West will be 76°F and the lowest will be 68°F
Events and Festivals: Valentine’s Day in Key West, Kool & the Gang with the Village People, Annual Old Island Days Art Festival, Annual Key West House & Garden Tour, Annual Cow Key Channel Run, and Canellakis-Brown Duo
7. Phoenix, Arizona
This February, fly to Phoenix, the Valley of the Sun, to catch up with sunny, bright days while your city is under the white blanket of snow. With the daily average minimum and maximum temperatures being 49° F and 71°F, the city is the best refuge for tourists looking for the best places to visit in February. In Phoenix, take a tour to the Musical Instrument Museum, Taliesin West, Desert Botanical Garden, and Heard Museum. With several hiking locations nearby, adventure-enthusiasts can go for hiking trails. Old Town Scottsdale, Hall of Flame Fire Museum, Papago Park, Phoenix Art Museum, and Phoenix Zoo are other attractions in Phoenix frequented by visitors reaching the city. If you are in the city in February, you are lucky to explore laboratories, living collections, and museums on the Arizona State University campus, which otherwise is closed to the public. Arizona Beer Week starting on February 6 will help you explore the taste of different types of beer, take part in beer seminars and beer pairing dinners, and do pub crawls till February 16, when the festival ends.
Average Temperature: In February, the average highest temperature in Phoenix will be 72°F and the lowest will be 48°F
Events and Festivals: Scottsdale Brewers Bowl, Arizona Beer Week, Glendale Chocolate Affaire, Arizona Strong Beer Festival, Corks & Cactus, Street Eats Food Truck Festival, Annual Chinese Culture & Cuisine Festival, Arizona Cocktail Weekend, and CrushBrew Craft Beverage Festival
8. San Diego, California
Explore San Diego, the city on the coast of Pacific Ocean, this February. With average temperatures ranging between 51°F and 62°F, this city is ideal to spend wintertime away snow and cold. With a warm climate and ample sunlight, in San Diego, you can take a trip to the Fleet Science Center, Air & Space Museum or USS Midway Museum. Cabrillo Park and National Monument in the memory of the first European arrival on the United States’ west coast is a historical place that you shouldn’t miss while on a vacation here. For children and animal lovers, the city has San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and Birch Aquarium. The miles-long beaches of San Diego are popular for water sports such as surfing, sailing, scuba diving, and whale watching.
Average Temperature: In February, the average highest temperature in San Diego will be 66°F and the lowest will be 51°F
Events, and Festivals: Lunar New Year At Seaworld, San Diego Theatre Week, San Diego Lunar New Year Festival, Cardiff Kook Run, San Diego Jewish Film Festival, San Diego Improv Festival, San Diego Tet Festival, Kuumbafest, Mermaid Half Marathon, Brewbies Festival, and Chinese New Year Faire
9. Miami, Florida
Miami is popular for its world-famous beaches. When it’s come to Miami tour, the first thing that strikes to mind is to hit the beaches. In February, with the average day temperature hitting 75°F, you can relax at one of its many beaches over a drink or take a stroll watching the various adventure games in the water. To make the vacation more adventurous, try Jet Ski Tours, Aqua Jet, Miami Flyboard, Parasailing, Wakeboarding, Kayaking or Paddleboarding. For art and history lovers, there are the Frost Art Museum and Lowe Art Museum. Opt for boat tours to explore Miami city and if ready to shell out more, there are helicopter tours that provide a birds-eye view of the city and Miami Beach. Other attractions in the city include Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Everglades National Park, Bayside Marketplace, and Little Havana.
Average Temperature: In February, the average highest temperature in Miami will be 75°F and the lowest will be 64°F
Events and Festivals: Several music concerts (Rick Ross, Jeezy & Trina, Andrea Bocelli, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Clay Walker, and Dermot Kennedy), Super Bowl Liv, Coral Gables Festival of the Arts, Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon Presented by Cbdmd, Miami International Boat Show, Miami Yacht Show, Art Wynwood, and Groundup Music Festival
10. Corpus Christi, Texas
The city of Corpus Christi, located to the north of Brownsville is widely popular by Texas Riviera. A must-visit destination with comfortable February weather, it embraces vacationers with several options for outdoor activities. While at Corpus Christi, you must visit Padre Island National Seashore, The Blue Ghost: USS Lexington, Texas State Aquarium, South Texas Botanical Gardens, and Nature Center, and the Art Museum of South Texas. A tour to the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History is recommended for the display of the wreck of the Spanish ship San Estaban, including the world’s oldest mariner’s astrolabe with a confirmed date of 1554. While here in February, another best place to visit is K Space Contemporary Gallery that showcases local, regional and national contemporary art.
Average Temperature: In February, the average highest temperature in Corpus Christi will be 67°F and the lowest will be 52°F
Events, and Festivals: Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival, Barefoot Mardi Gras Festival, Corpus Christi Home, Selena Museum, Bob Hall Pier, Texas Surf Museum, Christi Bay Trail and Garden Show
With several warm destinations waiting for you around the country, February in the USA is not a month to sit inside closed doors, watching the snowfall through windows and waiting for the sun to appear in the sky. Pick destinations of your choice, pack your bags and go to more warm places, this February.