Where to Travel This February, According to Your Zodiac Sign
Not quite sure where to jet-set these days? Leave it up to the stars! In our new horoscope column, astrology guru Bethany Heitman reveals the number one place you should travel each month, according to your zodiac sign.
January 20 – February 18
You’ve been feeling a bit uninspired lately. Everything in your life is, well, just fine. The best antidote: a trip somewhere exotic that will open your eyes to new things and provide inspiration for months to come. With its rich mixture of Caribbean, Latin, and Spanish cultures, Cartagena more than fits the bill. Check in at Hotel Casa San Agustin before taking a leisurely walk through nearby Getsemani—a bohemian, artsy neighborhood that's home to bold murals, street musicians, and trendy restaurants—and ending at the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, an ancient castle built by the Spanish in 1536. After getting in your steps for the day, ask your hotel to arrange a boat ride to Playa Blanca, a nearby beach where you can sip on mojitos and dine on fresh ceviche.
February 19 – March 20
Love is in the air for you, Pisces. Between your oh-la-la mood and natural affinity for water, a relaxing beach trip for two to Grenada is just what you need. Your swanky side will appreciate a stay at relative newcomer Silversands, which sits on arguably the best beach on the island—a pristine two-mile stretch known as Grand Anse. Drop your bags, then throw on a swimsuit and head straight to the ocean to enjoy some sunbathing and snorkeling. If you require a little more than beach time, schedule time for a tour and tasting at the River Antoine Estate Rum Distillery. You might even get to see the 250-year-old distillery equipment being put to use.
March 21 – April 19
Aries, your energy will be at an all-time high this month and you’ll be yearning for activity. A ski trip to Alta Mountain in Utah will satisfy—and keep your inner daredevil happy. Located just an hour outside Salt Lake City, it’s the perfect destination for a long weekend. At the recently renovated Snowpine Lodge, you'll be able to grab your skis (there are no snowboards allowed on this mountain!) and walk directly outside to the lifts, where you'll find black diamond trails to test your skills. When you’ve had your fill of the slopes, consider a snowshoeing adventure, which can be arranged near your hotel at the Alta Ski Shop. Then, refuel inside Snowpine with burgers and beer at The Gulch Pub.
April 20 – May 20
The start of a new decade has inspired the always practical and often methodical Taurus to act a little more carefree. By mid-February, you’ll be ready to put this to the test in the form of planning a trip without your usual down-to-the-hour agenda. The key is to pick the right destination. As the oldest city in Georgia, Savannah has a lot to offer and won’t be overwhelming or too crowded to accommodate spur-of-the-moment choices. Celebrate Black History Month by visiting some of the city’s African American heritage sites like the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Right Museum. Next, head to the City Market, a four-block open air market in the Historic District filled with shops and affordable bites. (Psst— the steak and ale pie at Pie Society is a must!) At the end of the day, unwind at Perry Lane Hotel, which offers cushy beds and luxury Byredo products in all of their guest rooms.
May 21 – June 20
You can thank Jupiter for how reflective you’re feeling. While you’re usually outgoing and lively, this month, you’ll be turning inwards to do some deep thinking about what you want in life and how to get it. Sedona offers the perfect backdrop for such big thoughts. A stay at L’Auberge De Sedona will provide everything you need to clear your mind and focus on your future. Just last year, the hotel started offering 60- and 90-minute forest bathing sessions, where guests are taken into nature and guided through exercises to increase mindfulness and gratitude. Another day, be sure to go on a guided hike through the Red Rocks, the beauty of which will put everything into perspective.
June 21 – July 22
You’re already one of the more social signs in the zodiac, Cancer, and this month your friendly nature is at a peak. A quiet retreat is so not for you. Instead, consider a destination that lets you get your party on—like Venice, Italy. Carnevale kicks off on February 8th and lasts through the 25th. Expect to find the floating city packed with people who've come to witness stunning musical acts, spectacular costumes, and incredible acrobatics. If you find yourself needing a bit of sustenance to get you through, stop by a pastry shop for some frittelle—a fried dough dessert that's only available during this time of year. (The chocolate-filled ones at Pasticceria Da Bonifacio are particularly yummy.) When you’ve had your fill of the fun, take a complimentary water taxi back to San Clemente Palace, a luxurious, private-island hotel far enough away from the crowds to offer a peaceful respite.
July 23 – August 22
Oh Leo, you really need to slow down. From a roaring social life to a busy work schedule, you're on the verge of running yourself into the ground. Thankfully, your work calendar frees up in February and you’ll have time to take a break. Hop on a plane to Virgin Gorda to soak up some sun and indulge in the R&R you need. The place to stay right now: Rosewood Little Dix Bay. The resort was demolished in 2017 during Hurricane Irma but just reopened last month. While the property has a focus on sustainability (they’ve done away with single use plastics and do their own composting), it’s also incredibly luxurious—something your posh side will appreciate. Dedicate an entire day to the cliffside spa, which offers an array of Caribbean-inspired treatments and is home to a two-tier infinity pool. When night falls, swing by the Rum Room, the hotel’s beachside bar that offers an extensive collection of—you guessed it—rum!
August 23 – September 22
Around the middle of the month, Mercury begins its retrograde trajectory—leading to a major dose of creativity and imagination for Virgos. Enhance these feelings even more with a trip that will appeal to your curious, intellectual side—like the culturally rich and historical Mexico City. Book a room at Ryo Kan, a Japanese-inspired boutique in the center of the city. Before you start scratching your head, know this: Mexico City has a rich Japanese community that dates back to around the time of World War II. Enjoy a slew of Japanese restaurants and shops around the hotel before taking a 10-minute walk to the Museum of Modern Art. Whatever you do, don’t return home before visiting Templo Mayor, an ancient Aztec ruin hidden among downtown's modern shops and businesses.
September 23 – October 22
You’ve always noodled with the idea of taking an international solo trip, but haven’t necessarily had the confidence. This month, Venus gives you the surge of self-assurance you need to make it happen. Paris could not be more perfect for an eternal romantic like you. Make Hotel Lutetia your home—this artsy enclave was once a hangout spot for Hemingway and Joyce, and it reopened its doors last summer after a four-year renovation. Since you only have yourself to worry about, make your trip all about indulgence. Stop by the hotel’s Joséphine (named for Joséphine Baker, another former mainstay) for caviar and Champagne before taking a short walk over to the Musée d'Orsay to linger over French art. Rather spend the day shopping? No problem—everything from Hermès to H&M is within a ten-block radius.
October 23 – November 21
Fiery Mars introduces a few minor frustrations this month. Luckily, getting active has always helped you unload stress. Combine that with some time away and you’ll be back to normal in no time. From surfing and swimming to zip-lining and mountain treks, Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica has it all. Bed down at the Andaz Papagayo, an expansive property with two pools, direct access to two beaches, a variety of nature trails, and exciting adventures like sport fishing boat charters that can be arranged directly through the concierge. Once you've tried it all, take an hour's drive to Palo Verde National Park to explore dense wetlands filled with migratory birds, reptiles, and other critters.
November 22 – December 21
You’re seeking connection this month and will be looking to spend quality time with loved ones. A once-in-a-lifetime safari with someone special can bring you closer than ever. February is a magical time to visit Tanzania’s Serengeti because millions of wildebeest congregate to feed on the grass and give birth—nearly half a million calves will come into the world during a short period. Book a Terrace Suite at the Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti to enjoy a private infinity pool and outdoor shower along with a canopied king-size bed and two separate bathrooms. As much as you might want to stay curled up inside, don't forget to take advantage of the twice-daily game drives, walking safaris, and even hot air balloon rides the lodge offers.
December 22 – January 19
Recently, you’ve been buried with work and things have felt cluttered and hectic—you can blame Mercury for this vibe! Thankfully, at the end of the month, the new Moon triggers a reset that eases those unmanageable feelings and brings fun back into your life. Can’t wait? A trip to Singapore is exactly what you need—the city is known for its cleanliness, order, and joyful attractions. Make your base the legendary Raffles Singapore, an 1887 icon that reopened last fall with new luxurious suites and a spa. A perfect day in the city might begin with a visit to Gardens by the Bay, a wildly popular botanical garden with a breathtaking 114-foot indoor waterfall, and transition to Haji Lane in the Kampong Glam neighborhood for boutique shopping and Instagrammable moments with its brightly colored row shops. When you’re ready for a refreshment, head back to the hotel and grab a seat at The Long Bar—it's where the Singapore Sling originated.
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