With the festive season over and Easter just around the corner, February is the best time to beat the crowds, see some of the season's biggest celebrations, or find the perfect Valentine's city break. With this guide to easyJet holidays’ favourite February holidays and events, you're sure to find inspiration for that special getaway!
There's no better time to take a city break to Paris than in February, when the City of Light's shimmering illuminations promise you that extra-special Valentine's Day break. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views from the Eiffel Tower, or take a walk through the streets; the Latin Quarter, with its hidden passageways and gardens, is ideal for a romantic stroll, as is the scenic bank of the Saint-Martin Canal. You could even take a cruise down the Seine River, and enjoy the views of the stunning city skyline, for that perfect February holiday!
Germany's famous Cologne Carnival is one of the largest in Europe. Celebrating the beginning of Lent, the week-long festival has singers, dancers, masquerades and incredible floats passing through the narrow streets of the city. The highlight of the week is Rose Monday, when the biggest street parties take place and the atmosphere throughout the city is positively electric. Dance all night with the carnival, and explore one of Germany's most beautiful cities by day; A city break in Cologne is the perfect way to beat the winter blues.
Venice Carnival is perhaps one of the most colourful event in the festival calendar, with a spectacular display of Venetian culture woven into a 10-day celebration of costume and colour. Ornate handmade masks are displayed, and scenes from the city's history are depicted in costume and music, a fascinating way to learn about the history of Venice and its people. A city break to Venice in February means you can catch this fantastic celebration, and see one of the most romantic cities in Europe, ideal for a mid-winter escape.