Most of the time spending time at home is the best destination you would ever wish to head towards, especially when you are in a mood to relax. But it is also equally exciting and adventurous during December to head towards popular US destinations to spend Christmas at a place you are fond of. For those adventurers, crazy about visiting outdoors during the holidays, there are several great options to travel across the USA from urban wonders, balmy beaches, and the amazing outdoors.
New York City finds a place in every ideal destinations list, but it is especially splendid during the Christmas holidays with all the lights and the snow, making it the best destination for many Christmas warriors.
Manhattan is popular for its shopping destinations and is considered to be an ideal place to find exclusive gifts along with everything that you might have added to your own wish list. This metropolis boasts many annual traditions, like New York’s famed department stores, the holiday-themed windows and the giant pine Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.
Live performances are aplenty during the holidays in NYC. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is a Broadway-based show put on by the popular, high-kicking Rockettes at the famous Radio City Music Hall. Every year the NY City Ballet puts on a venerated version of the classic Nutcracker, while the “real Santa” awaits at the Plaza Hotel.
You can have a ski holiday at Christmas time that offers snowy slopes and cozy chalets for a fun and relaxing getaway. There are many popular places to go skiing in the US in Colorado, which is native to many chic resort towns. Enjoy a Victorian Christmas at the Breckenridge ski resort or the jet set in Aspen, Steamboat Springs, and Vail.
For many people, an urban Christmas in Denver could also be a new way to enjoy this Christmas. Do not forget to visit the Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo, where the kids can enjoy the ride the Holiday Carousel, and sip high tea at the Brown Palace. Colorado is also home to NORAD, the governmental agency that monitors Santa’s gift-giving route on Christmas Eve.
Chicago is the Windy City with brisk weather conditions to deliver a White Christmas—or at least a very, very chilling one if you plan to enjoy it. However, tourists go to Chicago for Christmas to enjoy this big-city activities; view the millions of lights on the Magnificent Mile or watch out Chicago’s German heritage at the famous Christkindlmarket German Christmas market coupled with holiday crafts, traditional wooden toys, plus amazing drink and food.
Chicago has a mammoth Christmas tree, set up in Daley Plaza and inaugurated every year with much fanfare.
4. Puerto Rico
In addition to providing a great break from cold weather, Puerto Rico is a special place for spending holidays as it has its own pattern of Christmas traditions, spanning from decorations and storytelling to delicious food.
In Puerto Rico, the Christmas season starts as early as November, Nochebuena, or Christmas Eve is Puerto Rico’s most enjoyable holiday events. It is suggested to visit this place if you want to partake in the world’s longest holiday season, starting in November and ending in February.
Being the middle of the chilling season in December, most of Florida enjoys mild temperatures making the place most suitable for a warm yet white Christmas comprised of sand and not snow. Apart from wonderful beach destinations, travelers can visit Walt Disney World, which is the replication of the over-the-top Disney style. Pay a visit to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or watch out the Epcot’s Candlelight Processional.
If you are really dedicated to the idea of a cold, white Christmas, Alaska is the place for the holidays. There are plenty of Christmas festivals and activities in Alaska which includes Christmas festivals and other events, including Christmas-themed ice art sculptures. You may also have some more thrilling experiences like dog sledding, catching the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights that runs across the skies over the state.
This Christmas, try something new and amazing and what better than visiting the best Christmas destinations of US you can think of?