That special time of the year is upon you once again; when you get to spend the greatest amount of time with family. You can choose to do it at home; but why not take the opportunity to sojourn on a much-needed vacation – you probably won’t get another chance like that for half a year (until the summertime), at least. In the following, we’ll list some of the best vacation destinations for the Christmas Holiday season; places where you can share the festive mood as welcome tourists, and create memories to last a lifetime.
Finland is a Great Holiday Spots – Rovaniemi
This particular spot in Finland – Rovaniemi – is often called the “Village of Santa Claus” because of its unmatched Christmas Spirit. They really go all-out in this region; which is enhanced by the snowy climate. Winter sports, brightly lit amusement parks and more will keep your family entertained if you can make the flight to this festive locality. Perhaps the best part of a trip to this region is that fact that it hosts the Aurora Borealis, and there are plenty of hotels in the vicinity that give you a bird’s eye view of Northern Lights like you’ve never seen them before.
New York City – The Big Apple
If you want to travel, but are not keen on going transAtlantic or transPacific, then New York is an awesome holiday travel destination. NYC, in particular, hosts an expansive Christmas season celebration that pervades entire streets, where Christmas trees and lights adorn the very sidewalks. And then, of course, there are the world-renowned shopping districts on Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel and more. If you can manage to book a hotel stay at Wellington Hotel, you’ll be a stone’s throw away from Central Park, Times Square and the Theater District for a Broadway show.
With the celebratory monolith that is New York commanding most of the attention on the East Coast, the West part of the country has its own prime travel destination spot in Hollywood, California. There’s an annual Hollywood Christmas Parade that features bands and all manner of eclectic performers for all to see. Rodeo Drive is and probably always will be a huge draw, as the wealthy light up their homes with festive Christmas cheer for all to see. Consider staying at the Loews Hollywood Hotel for easy access to the main sites.
Before you leave home, you might want to consider winterizing your house. The temps are coming down, but your energy bills might start to go up once you come back from your trip. The month before Christmas is the best time to get this done, as that’s when supplies like insulation and caulking tend to go on sale.