Why booking a last-minute February trip is the best decision you’ll make all year

By: Virgin Atlantic

January 29, 2018

There’s so much to enjoy as we leave winter behind, so make some amazing plans future-you will thank you for. Go on… screw it, let’s do it!

  1. Goodbye Dry Jan, hello… er… Wet Feb.

Dry January was all good for a month; you’re sleeping better, a little lighter on your feet maybe and 31 hangover-free days in a row is nothing to be sniffed at. But it’s February 1st soon so make sure your first sip of a martini is one that was worth waiting for. Hop on over to BlackTail in NYC and try the Gin Cobbler – you won’t be disappointed.

Flights to NYC from £371 per person return until 8th Feb

  1. Experience the Super Bowl like a local

The Super Bowl is one of the most popular sporting events in the world, with an incredible 111 million people tuning in every year. The 2018 NFL final takes place on Sunday 4th February and with flights to Minneapolis starting at £549 for the Super Bowl weekend, why not rock up at a local sports bar, order yourself a giant portion of Buffalo Wings and settle in to enjoy the game with some true NFL fans!

Flights to Minneapolis with Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines from £549 per person return until 8th Feb

  1. Keep it cosy in NYC

Missed out on a pre-Christmas trip to the Big Apple? Want to see Times Square light up the darker evenings and catch Central Park covered in snow? Well fear not, February is one of the best months of the year to experience New York in all its winter glory. With average temperatures of 4 degrees and a 27% chance of snow, pack your favourite knitwear and wrap up warm to explore the city that never sleeps.

Flights to NYC from £371 per person return until 8th Feb 

  1. Do away with Veganuary with the best ribs in town

By the time 1st February comes around, all of those who are currently knee deep in quinoa will be truly craving a steak the size of their head… or maybe a double cheeseburger… perhaps some BBQ ribs…mmm… we’re getting distracted! Luckily, we know just the place to break your vegan diet in style. Head to Ruka in Boston for some Peruvian-Japanese inspired Wagyu beef you’ll never forget.

Flights to Boston from £308 per person return until 8th Feb

  1. Catch some rays

Fed up with grey skies and can’t bear the thought of Daylight Saving Time not starting for another 68 days*? For only £457 you could be on a flight to sunny Cancun and lazing around in a balmy 23 degrees in time for sundowners on the beach – we love Omni Cancun Hotel and their stylish swim-up bar for a Pina Colada… or two…

*…but who’s counting?

Flights to Cancun from £457 per person return until 8th Feb.

  1. Treat that someone special

We don’t want to alarm anyone but it’s only 16 days until Valentine’s Day – all your favourite restaurants are booked and your voucher trick isn’t going to work three years in a row. Fear not! With flights to the romantic beaches of the Caribbean starting at £462 give them a Valentine’s gift that will see you good until Christmas. You can thank us later.

Flights to the Caribbean from £462 per person return until 8th Feb

  1. Sterling’s on the up!

Praise the currency gods – the British Pound is stronger than ever* this January. Make the most of the exchange rate being in our favour and book a last-minute city break ASAP to enjoy more dollars for your pound. More chips for the table perhaps?

*~whispers~ since the B-word anyway…

Flights to Las Vegas from £427 per person return until 8th Feb

  1. Make the most of Virgin Atlantic’s amazing January Sale

Just in case you’ve missed some of the very subtle, subliminal messaging of this list… we have a sale on! Until 11.59 on February 8th you can enjoy some amazing deals to Dubai, Shanghai, Las Vegas and everywhere in between. So what are you waiting for?! Head to our Sale page to find out more and start your 2018 with a bang.

Screw it, let’s do it! What’s holding you back?