Below are the best locations for a trip from February 19th to February 25th. We’ve taken into account rain, temperature, travel advisories for safety, and number of tourists in the area. In mid February each of these places are the perfect balance between temperate weather and smaller crowds, which also translates into better deals for tourists.
Because we’ve located areas and times where there is a greater chance for hotels/flights to be under capacity and weather is likely to be temperate and dry, the best time to book these 10 trips is usually within 1-4 weeks before travel.
1. San Diego, CA, US
San Diego has perfect weather from February 19th to February 25th. The weather is almost as nice in the weeks before and great in the weeks after. Tourism in the area is somewhat slow during this time. Choosing San Diego this week is a great choice for anyone looking for nice weather and lower prices.
The graph below shows how temperatures feel given humidity (heat index) and wind chill. Tourist demand is usually the opposite of price: where demand is low prices are too. For Celsius: click the “best time to visit” link below the graphs.
San Diego Perceived Temperature (F)
San Diego Tourism Demand
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2. Hengchun, Taiwan
The weather in Hengchun is excellent during this week with nice temperatures and low chances of rain. The month before is equally nice and the month after is slightly less temperate. Crowds are below average in size. Go here in mid February if you want absolutely perfect weather and generally lower prices.
Hengchun Perceived Temperature (F)
Hengchun Tourism Demand
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3. Wellington, New Zealand
Due to the average number of tourists, a trip to Wellington in mid February tends to be neither the least nor the most expensive, but the weather couldn’t be better. This period of ideal weather comes after some similarly enjoyable weather. If booking a longer trip, you’ll want to know that the weather will be almost as enjoyable for the next 30 days. Due to the more remote nature crowds are usually manageable year-round.
Wellington Perceived Temperature (F)
Wellington Tourism Demand
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4. St Augustine, FL, US
As with every place on this list, temperatures in St Augustine feel excellent, rain is infrequent, and there are no travel advisories at the moment. Tourists looking for hotels and flights are uncommon during this time, so prices may be lower. Because it’s a little less common of a destination, massive crowds aren’t likely. We wouldn’t recommend visiting earlier than this, and the weeks following have weather that is as good as mid February.
St Augustine Perceived Temperature (F)
St Augustine Tourism Demand
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5. South Padre Island, TX, US
With far fewer travelers booking during this time compared to the busiest months, hotels and airlines will probably offer some incentives to stay during this period. This is a good time to visit, but the weeks beforehand are also very nice. If you’re planning to stay for more than a week, you’ll likely find enjoyable weather the whole time.
South Padre Island Perceived Temperature (F)
South Padre Island Tourism Demand
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6. Merimbula, NW, Australia
The perfect weather in Merimbula, NW, Australia during this time falls between some reasonably pleasant weather earlier in the year and fairly good weather later. Compared to the rest of the year we expect prices to be cheaper due to lower demand.
Merimbula Perceived Temperature (F)
Merimbula Tourism Demand
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7. Lakes Entrance, VC, Australia
Around mid February is the best to visit Lakes Entrance because prices are significantly lower for the things tourists spend the most on, and the weather is temperate. The weather is good before this, has a perfect season, and then remains almost as pleasant.
Lakes Entrance Perceived Temperature (F)
Lakes Entrance Tourism Demand
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8. Coolum Beach, QL, Australia
Coolum Beach would already be less expensive, and this time of year should be no exception. Weather in the 4 weeks prior is usually better than most places, this week is among the best you can choose for both low crowds and weather, then the weather gets a little worse for a few more weeks.
Coolum Beach Perceived Temperature (F)
Coolum Beach Tourism Demand
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9. Valparaiso, Chile
Valparaiso is also nice to visit earlier in the year, but mid February should be nice each year. Costs during this time should be lower based on the number of visitors. If weather is a major concern, you could expect things to stay nice for a month.
Valparaiso Perceived Temperature (F)
Valparaiso Tourism Demand
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10. Morgan City, LA, US
Though maybe the least-well-known location on this list, the weather is also very nice and there are plenty of things to do. For Morgan City, this nice period falls between times that have bad weather and weeks that have even better weather. Hotels and flights should cost less during mid February compared to the average, especially if booking less than a month out.
Morgan City Perceived Temperature (F)
Morgan City Tourism Demand
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All of the locations above tend to offer great last-minute deals with hotels and airlines trying to fill what they couldn’t sell at full price. But if you just want to browse last-minute deals, click the link below.