With temperatures around most of the world fluctuating from high to low throughout the changing seasons, some areas quickly grow in popularity for consistently temperate, balmy climates. With millions of travelers looking for the best locations to travel to, weather is a serious consideration. The following are known as some of the best destinations in the world for almost guaranteed great weather.
The beaches of the South American nation of Uruguay, nestled at the bottom of Brazil, alongside Argentina, is popular with people who love to be outdoors. Surfing, boating, hiking, sandboarding, eating and relaxing are activities most enjoyed by visitors because of the mild seasons. The Spanish-speaking country's temperate climate never gets too hot or cold throughout the year, hovering around 85 degrees (F) in summer and 50 degrees (F) in the winter.
Weather on the Canary Islands is said to feel like a perpetual springtime, making it a year-round destination for travelers. Warm, but with a pleasantly cool air and temperatures ranging from the high 60s to low 80s, the Canary Islands, located off the northwest coast of the African continent, are a nationality of Spain. The nation is comprised of seven islands: El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. With volcanoes and beaches and cultures on each island to explore, the Canary Islands are known for combining old-world traditions and modern leisure.
The city of San Diego, Calif., is famous for its mild, Mediterranean-like climate, among other things, with temperatures reaching the 90s during the day and the low 60s a night. Attracting tourists from around the U.S. and the world, San Diego is part beach life and part city life and is known for its healthy living lifestyle. Home to SeaWorld and the world-famous San Diego Zoo, San Diego is also home to the Navy Seal's Basic Under Water Dive School and training grounds.
Faulconbridge is a small city in the mountainous region of New South Wales, Australia, located 90 minutes west of state capital, Sydney. It is said that this area has "the world's most equitable climate." The climate of Faulconbridge and the Blue Mountains result in a number of misty days with temperatures ranging from the low 50s to the high 70s. The town's Blue Mountains are famous for outdoor activities, like hiking and bushwalking, and majestic scenery.
The Central American nation of Costa Rica sits between the Caribbean Sea on the eastern side and the Pacific Ocean on the west. The nation's balmy, tropical climate stays temperate all year, dropping to the low 60s during the rainy season and getting into the 80s in the dry season. The millions of tourists who visit each year come to experience the natural beauties like the tropical animals, the lush mountain regions and volcanoes and the famously beautiful beaches.
Although Hawaii has a range of weather conditions, from sunny beaches to snow up in the mountains, the set of five islands — Kauai, Maui, Oahu, Hawaii and Lanai — that make up the state are classified as tropical. The average temperature through the year is 80 degrees (F), with slight variation during their winter. Hawaii is considered a surfer's paradise with some of the biggest and cleanest waves in the world and warm ocean water.
While there are areas of New Zealand that have more extreme temperature variations, such as in the inland alpine regions, the average temperatures throughout the country are mild, hovering around the mid 80s. The two main islands that make up the country sit in the Pacific Ocean, and the country's lush and rugged lands are attractive to outdoor enthusiasts.
The average temperature of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula sits at 80 degrees (F) and boasts the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. The area is often in the path of hurricanes, however. Between the modern, Spanish-speaking world and the ancient cities and civilizations of the indigenous Mayan people, the Yucatán Peninsula has the best of both to offer to tourists.
The coastal province of Liguria, one of the smallest in Italy, is temperate for most of the year with some variation during the winter months. The area, located on the northwest of Italy, close to France, grows grapes and olives to produce wine and olive oil and has a reputation among tourists for excellent food, picturesque towns, outdoor beauty and serene beaches. Temperatures range from the mid-80s in the summer to high 50s in winter.
The French Riviera, also known as, Côte d'Azur, is famous around the world with celebrities, writers, painters and tourists for a number of reasons including its mild, sunny Mediterranean weather. Summer is not too hot, winter is not too cold, and visitors flock to the area each year for International Film Festival in Cannes, and the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix making it a busy travel destination.