Best Christmas Getaways for this Holiday
For some people there is no place like home for the holidays, but for others is the most wonderful time of the year to go on a magical holiday trip. It is true that this year, planning a getaway for Christmas may be a little more difficult, due to the coronavirus pandemic; but there are still several ways to do it. So, stop looking out for a Christmas Clearance Sale, and start planning your holiday trip, full of magical scenery, fun events and most important of all, full of festive cheer.
Here you will find some of the best places in the U.S. to spend your Christmas. Whether you are looking to cozy up in a snowy cabin or want to lay on sunny shores; these vacation spots will sure help you decide where to spend your holidays this year. Just make sure to follow safe travel guidelines. Most touristic destinations are now prepared to work throughout the pandemic, offering special events, prioritizing outdoor activities (such as drive-thru light displays) and social distancing.
Let’s take a look at some of the best places for this Christmas getaway.
Taos, New Mexico
This is definitely a unique holiday experience. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind trip, you should go to Taos. This location offers a very particular New Mexican flavor on holiday traditions every year. It is a great place for outdoor activities, such as fishing, canoeing, bike, hike, trek, climb and more. The ski experience is no comparison to any other place. You can also go horseback riding and hot air ballooning through the canyon. The ski town celebrates the holiday season with its annual Yuletide, which offers holiday markets, bonfires and other festive events.
We are talking about Andalusia´s Candyland. It is the ultra-festive holiday event of the town, and it is held throughout all December. There is no charge for admission, but there is a $4 fee to pay for carriages rides drawn by horses. There are also several shows and activities, like the Snow Show, hopping the holiday train, taking a photo with Santa and plenty more. Everything happens in a very magical land, decorated with all the beauty of Christmas.
Santa Claus, Indiana
Yes, you read correctly! There is a place called Santa Claus, and with such a name there is no doubt this town is definitely prepared to welcome you for Christmas. It is also nicknamed “America´s Christmas Hometown”, in case you needed more proof. This magical place offers plenty of festive activities on its annual holiday celebration, throughout three weekends in December. You can experience a Christmas fireworks display, a drive through light adventure called Santa Claus Land of Lights; and of course, you can visit Santa itself. There is also a theme park and a Holiday World and Splashin Safari.
Newport Beach, California
Even though there is no snow, this destination offers tons of holiday spirit at the annual Christmas Boat Parade. Trust us, it is a beautiful display!. Every year, you can stand by the bay to observe several boats dressed up in Christmas decoration. Moreover, you can walk along Balboa Island, with a cup of cocoa in your hand, embracing your beloved ones, while observing the houses fully decorated for Christmas. It is quite a spectacle!
Koziar’s Christmas Village is highly recommended for those who are looking to get all the holiday fun you will ever need. This is a countryside town that has created a Christmas Village unlike no other you have ever seen. It looks like it came out of a Christmas tale.
It is a dazzling valley set aglow with more than one million Christmas lights adorning everything around. There are many Chtristmas activities to do, places you can visit and go shopping, and of course, you can visit Santa too!
This destination may be a cliche, but we could not leave it out of this list. There is probably no place more magical than Disney World at Christmas. Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays is one of the places you definitely want to be at. You can visit Santa too; eat tons of chocolate while walking through the amazing Christmas trees located all over the park.