Tis the season to go travel fa la la la laa la la la la. Holiday destinations are a great way to treat you and your loved one or loved ones to an exciting trip that is sure to capture a place in their memory forever and a day. Going on vacation for the holiday gives you the opportunity to just sit back relax and enjoy the spirit of the holiday. No need to prepare special meals, just lock the house, put up some courtesy lights and off you go. Holiday travel destinations are a fantastic break in the routine in the middle of the winter and you have a choice of a winter wonderland destination or an exotic getaway that is both fun and different.
Alaska is an excellent destination for Christmas vacations. Majestic mountains, sparkling lakes, magnificent glaciers and polar bears can be enjoyed and of course lots of snow as a part of your glorious Alaska Christmas vacation. Alaska is one of the many pristine destinations for wildlife enthusiasts and offers activities like snowboarding, skating, and cross country skiing.
With so many cultural attractions and renowned landmarks San Francisco offers something for every member of the family. The city has an abundance of natural beauty as well as Golden Gate Park and the botanical gardens. Among other things are innovative and fun-filled attractions like the shops at pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf that will amuse and delight you. Tour Alcatraz, a former federal prison that is now a part of the National Park Service. Take a Christmas day walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, the world’s second longest single-span suspension bridge, but dress warm or bring a sweater as it can get chilly when the fog rolls in. The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park houses the largest collection of historic ships in the world.
Vancouver, British Columbia is an exciting mix of big-city lifestyle and outdoor adventure. Most of the hotels will usually have rooms available for your vacation. Mountains, ocean, islands and farmland are all there for you to visit in this special location set in the pacific northwest. This is one location that is also a great place to visit all year round. One great activity is walking in Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in the world which offers some magnificent ocean views. Discover this gem of Western Canada.
Christmas Island is a tiny island in the Indian Ocean, approximately 1,500 miles northwest of Perth, Australia. This wonderful nature’s paradise is one memorable Christmas vacation for all to enjoy. Once you have seen this amazing place you will want to come back. Christmas Island is easy to get to from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. Mingle with the locals and you will be fascinated to realize that you see Chinese, Indonesian, Malay and Australians all residing here speaking their own languages. The resulting culture is a blend of Chinese, Hokkien, Malay, Indonesian and Australian English. Christmas is a unique experience on Christmas Island.
Discover this oldest of the Hawaiian Islands. Located about 100 miles across the channel from Oahu, Kauai is a special slice of aloha that you will not experience on any other island. The Napali coast will thrill you with the stunning vistas, waterfalls, natural coves and abundant sea life. Pristine parts of the island that are still not accessible at all. This island known as the Garden Island is still about 85% jungle and very lush. Take a trip to the historical town of Hanalei. Explore the clear blue waters of the Queen’s bath, and check out the remains of an old Russian fort. It is the most remote inhabited island on the face of the earth and the cultural experience will be one that has you coming back over and over again.
The beautiful country of New Zealand is located very close to Australia and Tasmania. This small country comprised of two islands is one of the best kept secrets of the travel industry. It still has not seen an overabundance of tourists so you can experience local hospitality that will show the true warmth and spirit of New Zealanders. The country offers tourists an entirely a different experience on each island during the Christmas season. It is a great place to relax and welcome Christmas. Some other great holiday destinations include:
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A different type of holiday destination is to take a holiday cruise.
Christmas Cruises are another fun and great way to celebrate the holiday. You can book a theme cruise or a destination cruise. Check with your travel agent to find out more about what is available. You can take in the sights and all you have to do is leave your cabin, take a short walk on the deck to the casino or just relax and enjoy the fantastic cuisine. Satisfy your appetite at one of the many restaurants that most cruise lines offer guests. Choose from destinations like the Caribbean, Hawaii, Alaska and great European ports of call. You can book a Christmas theme or other holiday cruise and sail right into the New Year.
Let this Christmas be the year you take a cruise or enjoy a holiday destination.