Look, we get that it's weird to call Paris underrated, but here's the thing: If you’re looking to avoid the throngs of tourists blocking your view of the Eiffel Tower, see the Mona Lisa without an hours-long line, or get a deal on airfare, you should jetset to the world’s most romantic city during the winter months. That's because, as a winter destination, Paris is, in fact, overlooked. It shouldn't be. Not only is Paris brought to life with holiday cheer, the city enjoys moderate temperatures, relatively little snow, and way, way fewer visitors. Visitors can expect temperatures in the 40s and 30s -- perfect for exploring the city with a coat and warm cup of rich, Parisian coffee. Plus, you can snag airfare from most U.S. cities for under $500 if you keep your eyes peeled, and hotels are considerably cheaper than they are during the most tourist-heavy months.
Speaking of tourists, they’re a major complaint of many visitors (no, the irony is not lost on us), and visiting during the winter is one of the easiest ways to avoid them, allowing you to peruse museums and popular attractions like the Arc de Triomphe and even Versailles in relative peace. Since Paris is a notoriously attraction-driven vacation spot, the extra space and time makes a huge difference in making the trip more enjoyable.