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Best Places to Go for a Memorable Christmas Vacation

Many people are often on the fence about whether they should spend Christmas vacation at home or abroad. If you are thinking of making some unforgettable travel memories this year, here are the best places to spend your Christmas holidays:

1. New York City, United States

It’s hard to imagine a more picturesque city for Christmas than New York City. Popular movies like Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Elf, and Miracle on 34th Street captured the magical spirit of the city perfectly with several memorable places.

If you’re thinking of visiting the Big Apple, here are some places of interest:

  • The skating rink at the Rockefeller Center
  • Central Park
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Times Square (especially during New Year’s Eve)

Regarding choices for your Christmas vacation ideas for 2022, New York City is a definite runner-up!

2. London, Great Britain

If you’re considering traveling outside the country, look no further than traveling across the pond in London. Explore the beautiful Christmas lights in Oxford Street and the traditional markets, and even head out to several ice-skating rinks. Other places of interest include ZSL London Zoo, Royal Albert Hall, and the Rainforest Café.

3. The Maldives

Are you thinking of going someplace warmer? Pack your bags and sunblock, and head to the Maldives this Christmas. With incredible beaches, crystal clear waters, and blue skies, Maldives is one of the most beautiful places on earth. You’ll find that the only thing white about this Christmas is the pristine white sand beaches you get to sink your toes into!

If you’re looking for a little more intimacy, a private villa on the island can be the best Christmas vacations for couples.

4. Hawaii, United States

If you’re looking for a warm place but would still like to stay in the country, then Hawaii may be another great option. The island also boasts unique Christmas traditions. Some areas of interest include the Honolulu City Lights in Oahu, the Inaugural North Shore Christmas Festival, and even a luau!

5. Cancun, Mexico

Traveling abroad to avoid the cold weather is much more common than you think! If you want to go overseas but still be close enough to the United States, consider booking a flight to Cancun this year.

Considered one of the most popular places in Mexico, Cancun celebrates the story of Christmas with the Las Posadas festival. This festival commemorates Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. During this festival, it’s customary to drink a Ponche con piquete which may vary in recipes. If you’re looking for alcoholic versions, some hotels may have it readily available on the menu!

No matter where you choose to go, the most essential part of the holiday is spending time with your loved ones. Remember to confirm your tickets and accommodations before catching your flight.