Many of you out there love to spend Christmas at home, but the truth about the holiday season is that it is traditionally one of the best times to enjoy a family vacation. For a romantic getaway during Christmas with a fun filled holiday with your kids, here are some of the top December Getaways that you can think about when planning your next holiday.
New York City – The city is one of the most magical cities to be in during Christmas. New York City becomes a proper Winter Wonderland with seasonal shopping extravaganzas to ice skating at the Rockefeller Centre or may be a carriage ride through the beautiful and snowy Central Park.
London – Again, one of the most historical cities of the world, the entire city of London comes alive during the Christmas. Trafalgar Square is the centre of attraction when it comes to Christmas festivities. From holiday markets to carolling in the square as well as giant skating rinks outdoors, there are many activities that you can enjoy if you travel to London for a holiday during Christmas.
Hawaii – Believe it or not, the last two weeks during the month of December is the busiest travel season for Hawaii. Many travelers young and old arrive here to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. There are many parties and festivities organized, but you have to make sure that you visit the sunny side of the islands since December brings in the rain to some parts. You can also visit the USS Arizona Memorial which is located in Honolulu’s famous Harbour in honor of those who died in the Pearl Harbour attack.
Rio de Janeiro – You can escape the cold weather in New York and London and head towards the sunny beaches of Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro. The city comes alive during the holiday season while the entire Copacabana beach becomes one big party destination right up to the dawn of the New Year.
Phuket, Thailand – One of the most popular and biggest regatta events in Asia is held during the first couple of weeks of December in Phuket Thailand. The King’s Cup Regatta is a weeklong event that is held in honor to celebrate the king’s birthday. The beaches of Phuket are some of the most beautiful sites in the world and celebrating Christmas here would be a perfect romantic getaway.
San Juan, Puerto Rico – Celebrate Christmas with a little bit of Latin flavor in Puerto Rico. The party atmosphere starts off in November itself while it goes on till the dawning of the New Year. You can celebrate midnight mass in the church, join the carolers through the streets of San Juan and then party till the New Year with friends.
Israel – If you are in the mood to celebrate the true holiday spirit, then why not head to Israel itself? There are thousands of people who gather here to celebrate the birth of Christ the King by visiting the many holy sites that Israel boasts of.
Teresa Kent is a writer and a nursery teacher. She loves travelling. Travelling is her passion. She writes lots of articles regarding travel, including her own experience. This time she writes articles on Helicopter Hire UK and top December gateways.