Christmas is one of the most wonderful and magical time of the year. Many people are starting to think about where they should spend Christmas this year and for many Americans and international travelers, has become a popular time to travel instead of staying home.
It is a great opportunity to explore many festive locations throughout the country,looking for a more traditional experience with snow and cold weather, or a crowded city with holiday markets and big Christmas trees.
Sometimes, traveling during Christmas can be affordable if you know where to look for travel deals.
Here are some of the most popular places in the U.S. to visit during Christmas including some famous Christmas destinations like New York City, and some others, not so predictable . Take a look at the following list with ideas to plan your own Christmas travels .
North Pole, Alaska
The North Pole is the small Alaskan city where Christmas' magic spirit is the main characteristic as you'd expect.It is supposed to be the home of Santa Claus where many children send letters to ask for their presents.There you can find candy cane-striped street lights through Santa Claus Lane and St. Nicholas Drive and of course, a 45-foot-tall Santa welcoming visitors.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
The holiday season is actually a great time to visit Las Vegas.The city that is always full of lights gets even brighter during the holiday season. Each hotel and casino has its own decorations ,lights and mega Christmas trees. Don’t forget to stop by Bellagio’s botanical gardens because they have one of the best decorations in town.
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Celebrate this holiday season in Orlando where you can see snow flurries ,hundreds of ice sculptures and even the Grinch himself.You can also find the world-famous theme parks and trimmed resort hotels with miles of garland and twinkle lights. People in Orlando mantain the holiday traditions and joyful celebrations and surely you will live into the beautiful Christms spirit .
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The holiday season , Chicago is full of wintery events, big shopping, and wonderful shows and concerts. You can do ice skating at Millennium Park or drink a hot cocktail at a cozy bar. The holiday calendar during Christmas in Chicago have plenty of festivities throughout the city’s downtown and neighborhood communities, and surely you will find something of your taste to do.
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The holiday season is very busy in Washington, DC and offers an amazing variety of festivities and winter activities throughout the month of December. And absolutely it is a nice place to visit around the holidays because the weather is usually cool enough to feel into the winter season and everything in the city like monuments and public buildings are always well lit and look even prettier the holiday season.
You've probably have the opportunity to see theChristmas Tree lighting ceremony which includes , also, a concert and appearance by the President and first family.
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Christmas Town USA, North Carolina
Christmas Town USA , near Charlotte, is one of the largest Christmas lights displays in North Carolina to visit . The entire quaint town of McAdenville becomes a Christmas wonderland with myriads of lights and various displays ,trying to help visitors get in the holiday spirit. There is also a tree lighting and a few other events in Christmas Town each year which attract many visitors from across the country.
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New York City, New York
What a better way to experience the most magical time of the year than in one of the world's most magical cities.New York is a city that is equally impressive every season of the year. But especially in winter, it is an unforgettable and unique experience for vacation where the streets have been covered with snow, creating a wonderful picture taken from a movie. Ice skating in Central Park, viewing window displays along 5th Avenue and watching the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall are just some of the reasons to prefer NYC during the holidays
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