Everyone has their own ideal destination for winter break. Whether your winter break involves soaking up the sun, shredding the waves or mountains, or just relaxing by a fire or pool StudentUniverse has discounted flights to get you to these hot destinations.

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London, United Kingdom: London is home to some of the most recognizable sights in the world. Some must-see attractions in London are Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the London Eye (the largest Ferris Wheel in the world.) After seeing these hot spots make sure to experience the night life as there’s everything you could want ranging from clubs, pubs, bars, comedy shows, and more.

 

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Cancun, Mexico: Cancun provides travelers with a variety of options: the Caribbean and Mexico; modern and ancient; action packed and laid back. Relax on the many beaches Cancun has to offer such as Playa Tortugas or Playas Delfines to escape the buzz. Then when night time comes around and you’re looking for the spot to go to, head to Congo Bongo Cancun for a jam-packed music scene. Additionally, for you history lovers the Chichen Itza is a must-see as it is one of the most notable landmarks left from Mayan architecture.

 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico: San Juan is obviously known for the beaches such as Condado Beach and Luquillo Beach. However, some of the best natural attractions aren’t the beaches but rather the beauties of El Yunque and Rio Camuy Cave Park. To truly experience the culture of Puerto Rico we suggest traveling out of San Juan for a day to see some unique travel experiences such as attending a cockfight or diving off Mona Island.

 

Paris, winter break

Paris, France: When people think of Paris two things come to mind: romance and the Eiffel Tower. Paris is always a top five most visited city because of its beauty, culture, food, and more. When in Paris be sure to check out these other attractions: the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Louvre Museum (which has the Mona Lisa.) Paris is a must-see for the relaxing scenery as you walk the streets and the wide-selection of wine offered.

 

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland: Reykjavík has a sense of calm that comes as a breath of fresh air to travelers accustomed to the bustled streets in Europe’s other major cities. Reykjavik doesn’t have the huge imposing buildings that other major cities have but rather views across the sea to glaciers and the sheer mountains that form the backdrop to the streets. Reykjavik is a must visit to free some stress and truly relax.

 

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San Jose, Costa Rica: The capital San Jose serves as the cultural center for Costa Rica. San Juan is a relatively late developing city and as a result plentiful circa World War II era buildings fill the city’s skyline, retaining a small town vibe. San Jose isn’t the main reason tourists visit Costa Rica, but a day or two of learning the history of San Jose before experiencing the beaches and rain forests provides great insight on how far Costa Rica has come.

 

Québec City

Quebec, Canada: Quebec is the only fortified city in North America north of Mexico with close to 4.6 km of walls and gates, but they accept tourists with open arms. Quebec is filled with beautiful attractions ranging from the Montmorency Falls Park to one of the world’s largest urban parks called the Plains of Abraham. Quebec has a very classical and peaceful feel to it.

 

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Miami, USA: Miami is one of the United State’s favorite vacation spots as it offers activities for everyone of all ages to do. There’s the buzzing nightlife that South Beach brings, the beauty of the Art Deco district, endless shopping opportunities, and plenty of sun to go around. A trip to Miami won’t disappoint, especially for all the beach lovers out there.

 

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Amalfi Coast, Italy: The Amalfi Coast is a beautiful stretch of Mediterranean coastline that has many sightseeing towns along the way. One must see town is Ravello, the views from here are incredible and a summer concert series in the town is a must catch for music lovers. For travelers that love hiking, Sentiero dengli Dei has a path that takes hikers to breathtaking views. Lastly, Castello di Arechi, Salerno is perched up on a hill creating one of the most scenic views of Mediterranean the coast has to offer.

 

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Madrid, Spain: The people, food, and culture that is so evident in this city provides an experience for travelers that can’t really be described in words. madrid ins truly a one of a kind place with many must see sites. Head over to the elegant Royal Palace, with over 2,800 rooms it is one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe. Then go see some of Picasso’s best work in the Reina Sofia Museum and after that’s done hop on a bus tour and cruise through Plaza de Espana, a popular tourist city square.

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