- 11 Dec, 2013
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The weather is miserable, and many of us are feeling stressed by the Christmas shopping and the thought of feeding the masses over the festive period. So what could be better than planning an escape in the New Year? A spot of winter sunshine can work wonders and make spring seem less far away.
If you are lucky enough to be heading off to sunny climes, make sure you don’t pay over the odds for parking at the airport by using our Airport Parking Shop to make your booking.
Now, lets take a look at those Top Destinations for Winter Sun we mentioned…
The Canary Islands
Only a four-hour flight from the UK, the Canaries are probably the closest destination for sun-starved Brits to have almost guaranteed winter warmth. Of the various islands forming the Canaries, Gran Canaria is recognised as having the best climate. In fact, its capital, Las Palmas, has been ranked as the city with the best climate in the world by a leading climatologist.
The temptation when holidaying in the Canaries is just to lie on the beach or by the pool, moving only to enjoy a tapas lunch and a jug of sangria. But if you are the sporty type, there are ample opportunities for hiking, cycling, kite-surfing, wind-surfing and diving.
If you would rather spend your money on paella than parking, then click on the links above for great rates.
Unless you relish shade temperatures in the 40s, the best time of year to visit Dubai is in the winter. If you are a shopaholic, you will love this Emirate: huge malls and traditional souks offer everything from designer labels to gold, perfume and spices.
Even the most dedicated shopper needs a change now and then though, so you will be glad to know that as well as sunbathing on the beach you can visit water parks, zoos, cultural centres, museums, sports stadia or even go for a desert safari.
Flights to Dubai leave from: London Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester.
You may have fun haggling in the souks, wondering whether you have really got a bargain, but use our website to make sure you get the best rate for parking.
The southern hemisphere in our winter offers great weather and there is no need to go all the way to the Antipodes to have a break from grey skies and freezing temperatures. South Africa is half the flying time and has become a popular destination for Brits seeking winter sunshine, particularly the Cape Town area. Read More