Let’s face it– while many people desire to travel back to their hometowns and visit family, not everyone wants to be “home for the holidays”. For those who have a desire for their toes in the sand or a cozy getaway snowed inside of a cabin this Christmas, you’re not alone. Christmas is the busiest time of year for travel, but this guide has you covered. The top places to travel listed below will give you the getaway you’ve been waiting for all year long, so get packing!
New York City
You can’t miss the Christmas festivities with a trip to New York during the holidays. Everywhere you look, there’s holiday cheer. From the Rockefeller Center to the giant Christmas tree decorated with more than 300,000 LED lights. This year, New York’s Christmas tree was donated from State College, Pa and is estimated at 80 years old!
During the Christmas season, New York becomes a dreamland for lovers of the holiday. You won’t have a hard time finding things to do from ice skating to shopping, or even to Broadway! The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is the perfect way to experience the holiday celebrating in NYC.
For an affordable getaway out of the states, Iceland is a popular choice. Reykjavik goes all out for the Christmas season as vendors fill the main street with gifts and goods. The holiday season spent in Iceland will give you the Christmas experience that includes Nordic traditions and culture. From fried bread to candle making and Yuletide festivities, Iceland is a great option for traveling this Christmas.
For those that hate the cold and want sand and sun, Florida has it all. Whether you choose to relax in a beach town or join in the Christmas festivities at Disney World, you’ll be having fun in the sun this holiday season. Disney World has a plethora of activities for the holidays and the best part is it doesn’t matter what age you are! Amusement parks are a great way to get out and have fun. If Disney isn’t your top choice in Florida, you have plenty more coastal options to choose from.
Give yourself a chance to see the Northern Lights this holiday season by celebrating Christmas in Alaska! This is the perfect location if you’re looking for a cozy cabin in the woods and a white Christmas. Alaska even has it’s very own North Pole that really knows how to bring the holiday cheer. There are plenty of great places to go and things to do all over the state. Traveling to Alaska this season should be one of your top choices if you’re looking to get away for the holidays.