15. Rosewood Baha Mar, Bahamas
Escape the cold weather and take a trip to the Bahamas. The Rosewood Baha Mar Hotel is located on the gorgeous white sands of Nassau’s Cable Beach. If you enjoy luxury and exquisite beach experiences then this place is perfect for you. The resort features 230 guestrooms, suites, and beachfront villas, with exclusive access to the beach. Enjoy their dining experiences, comfortable accommodations, and impeccable service.
14. Charleston, South Carolina
Travel to the charming town of Charleston for the holidays. In November, the Holiday Festival of Lights returns at James Island County Park, which features a vibrant light show.
13. Cape May, New Jersey
12. Bavaria, Germany
It’s the perfect setting for celebrating the holidays. It looks like a Hallmark movie. Located in southern Germany, Bavaria has festive holiday markets. You can sip mulled wine and snack on traditional german foods. Shop cute knick-knacks from locals, then go skiing in the Alps.
11. Newport, Rhode Island
Newport is a popular destination during warmer weather. However, it’s just as pretty during the holiday season. Enjoy pictures with Santa, readings of popular holiday stories, and mansion tours during the most festive time of year. You can also check out the Nautical Holiday Celebration at the IYRS, which is a beautiful display of sailboats decorated in twinkling Christmas lights.
10. Los Cabos, Mexico
Who doesn’t want to spend Christmas in Cabo? The warm weather, cocktails by the pool, and no holiday chaos. Sounds perfect to me! Make it a family trip. Or maybe a romantic getaway with your partner! You can even make it an open invitation to your friends and family.
9. Zermatt, Switzerland
If your dream Christmas consists of snow and skiing then you should book a trip to Zermatt now. The Swiss Alps is a dreamy location for the holidays. There are numerous Swiss alpines resorts to stay at with friends and family. Take a trip to the village for shopping and delicious foods. It’s the dreamiest winter destination!
8. Aspen, Colorado
Love to ski but want to stay in the states? Aspen is the perfect place to be. Beautiful mountains perfect for all snow activities like sledding or tubing. Festive doesn’t begin to describe it – you can celebrate the 12 Days of Aspen, ice skate, and enjoy fireworks. Perfect for all ages, Aspen is a must for an outdoorsy family trip during Christmas.
7. Florida Keys, Florida
A popular time to visit the Keys is none other than the holidays. Perfect weather for warm winter getaway without being overbearingly hot. Kick back and relax on the beach instead of snow and take a scenic road trip to visit the different islands throughout the Keys.
6. Strasbourg, France
If you love Christmas markets, Strasbourg is the best place to visit. Said to be the oldest Christmas market tradition in Europe – this lovely town is quaint and traditional. Different from big cities, their decorations or more rustic and less modern. Known for hot red wine, tour around the local shops while you sip on some red wine to warm you up.
5. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Also known as Christmas City of the U.S., Bethlehem is easily one of the most quaint and festive cities in the country. It obtains the country’s only live advent calendar. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, mini nativity scenes, and the German-inspired Christkindlmarket.
4. Boston, Massachusetts
Visit Boston during the holidays to view the dazzling lights throughout the city. See one of the many shows they offer such as the Nutcracker or take a cruise in the Boston Harbor. Save some money during your visit and go to one of the many free festive events in Harvard Square or visit a holiday market.
3. Washington D.C.
The nation’s capital is filled with holiday cheer and joyous activities that everyone will enjoy. View the National Zoo or National Mall while sipping on some hot cocoa. Take in all the lavish decorations throughout the city and shop around with all the money you save partaking in all the free activities in D.C.
2. London, England
London is an absolute dream to be during the holiday season. Glowing with lights all around and restaurants are decorated to the nines. There is a reason this city is romanticized in both movies and real life. Visit Sprawling Hyde Park to ice skate, see a circus and view the gorgeous outdoor Winter Wonderland.
1. New York, New York
New York City is the place to be for the Holidays. It’s the setting of famous Christmas movies like Elf. People travel from all over the world just to take a photo of the oversized tree in Rockefeller Center. There are an infinite amount of restaurants, cafes, & stores. You can sip hot cocoa while browsing through Bergdorf Goodman. Then, take your family to the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes or any Broadway show. If you want to be surrounded by a lot of energy and endless Christmas festivities, then New York City is the place for you.
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