If you’re getting started planning your family’s Christmas vacation, you’re right on time. Now that the holiday season is upon us, it’s time to start thinking about where we’re going spend these precious holidays. We’ve compiled a diverse list of the top three places to spend Christmas.
On the Beach
If you’re hoping for a white Christmas of a different variety, one with white sand, there are only a few places that you can travel to in the US this Christmas and still have perfect beach weather. Head to Hawaii and you’ll be greeted with warm white sands, beautiful bright blue water, great sun, and an amazing variety of outdoor activities. On top of that, you can lounge by the pool or go for a swim in the ocean. If you’re looking for an escape from the winter weather coming in on your hometown, look for some great flight deals on Travelocity. Using the site’s partnership with Groupon, you can find up to 45% off flight and hotel package deals, so now is the perfect time to get searching.
At Christ’s birthplace
That’s right, Bethlehem is still an amazing place to spend Christmas. It won’t be nearly as warm as Hawaii, but the temperatures are bearable. Bethlehem is graced with beautiful churches, some thousands of years old. You can go on an organized tour, or create your own. The people in Palestine are wonderfully friendly. While you’re in Bethlehem, make sure to take a tour of workshops and watch craftsmen hard at work cranking out nativity scenes their families have been making for generations.
Winter Wonderland Getaway
If you’re the type that wants that real white Christmas, complete with feet of snow, head for the hills! Check out Tahoe in California. Sure, Tahoe is known for its lake, water sports, and hiking during the warm season. But wintertime in Tahoe presents some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the country. There are loads of cute cabins you can rent for the family, and plenty of amenities easily accessible. What’s more, as long as the roads are open, Yosemite is not that far of a drive, and you can combine this wonderful Christmas vacation with a short stopover in Yosemite to see the famous half dome and some amazing frozen waterfalls.