The Best Destinations to Celebrate Christmas
Even though it seems as if the holidays just ended yesterday, it isn’t too early to start thinking about Christmas vacation ideas for 2014. Here are 10 of our favorite holiday destinations we think you would love to spend your Christmas holidays!
Imagine an authentic Victorian village in the midst of the planet’s biggest trees, the giant redwoods of California, and you’ve got Ferndale, one of the best places to spend Christmas no matter what the year.
What better place for families with children to spend Christmas than the Alaskan community of North Pole? There are very few places where you can enjoy a sleigh ride pulled by real reindeer.
With ice skating at Rockefeller Center and horse-drawn carriage rides through snowy Central Park, New York City is the quintessential holiday vacation choice.
Of course, not everyone is looking for Christmas vacation ideas that involve destinations that look like they’re out of a Christmas card. Many travelers like to spend their Christmas holiday s in the tropics sipping on fruity cocktails and soaking up the sun. Following are several of our favorite sun spots for those who want to leave winter behind.
These are the islands of eternal spring and are a suitable destination for families as well as couples seeking a romantic holiday sojourn.
Enjoy a Caribbean Christmas on the “Island of Spice” with its idyllic beaches and balmy breezes. As an added bonus, Grenada is also known for its gourmet-quality organic cocoa.
Spend Christmas strolling on the Mediterranean shore while savoring the warm, scented air and sparkling blue sea. Many modern travelers will be choosing to spend their Christmas holiday s in an alternative setting this year.
Taking a six day trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, exploring the sub-Saharan rain forest while sleeping in communal huts at night will provide a completely nontraditional Christmas experience.
Temperatures in Tucson will be comfortable but not hot during the holiday season, making it a perfect time to visit a guest ranch for a good dose of cowboy spirit.
Rent a fully-staffed castle for up to 18 guests on a 44-acre estate in Scotland.
Although we love them all, our favorite choice among the Christmas vacation ideas that we’ve explored for 2014 is the Swedish Laplands. Ice hotels, reindeer farms, sled dog and sled dog rides await visitors in this ethereal part of the world.