Published on December 19th, 2014 | by Samantha Levine0
Holiday Travel Hot Spots
There’s no place like home for the holidays, or so the song goes…. Or is there? I’ve been doing a fair bit of research on traveling this holiday season, and I’ve got a list of top 5 destinations in the United States that LOVE this time of year just like you do! So if you’re planning to take a trip, or if the idea to do so is starting to sound good, this holiday consider making one of these hot spots a destination for you and your family.
If you don’t think Christmas is Christmas without snow, Alaska is the place to go! It’s like visiting the North Pole itself. Even Santa agrees– he has a workshop outside of Fairbanks that sends mail around the United States in response to all of the letters they receive. It might be cold, but for a picturesque Christmas, Alaska is the answer!
Who doesn’t love sun and sand? Escape all weather, and enjoy a nice day out on the beach! Or even at Disney! Each year the theme park in Orlando is decked out in holiday cheer, even the characters are dressed for the occasion. If you love the holiday but can’t stand the cold, Florida will be both sunny and decorated. Best of both worlds!
Think Christmas should be about shared family activities? Head to Colorado if your adventurous family would like to ski after opening presents. Home to some of the most popular ski locations in the US, Colorado should keep your family occupied and feeling festive.
Want somewhere with a little more action for the holidays? You might want to check out the Windy City. Featuring many annual Christmas traditions, like the lighting of the Magnificent Mile and the popular Christkindlmarkt, which is a famous German market, Chicago is filled with great things to see and do around the holidays. If you want a season filled with amazing sights and lots of other people, Chi-town is an ideal destination.
1. New York
There’s a reason why they make so many Christmas movies based in New York. Worldly known for their lights, and ice skating at Rockefeller Center; not to mention seeing the giant Christmas tree, or the infamous Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes. New York is filled with Christmas cheer and is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. And if Christmas travel is out of the cards, there is always the New Year’s Eve Bash in Times Square to consider!
Have an ideal holiday destination of your own? Let me know in the comments, and have a wonderful and safe holiday!