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It's never too early to start making plans for the next holiday season. Research shows that most many vacationers start searching in January and February to find the perfect spot. Holiday vacations offer a great chance to reconnect with your family, relax at a spa and try new activities. The most popular summer holidays include Memorial Day at the start of the summer season, 4th of July and Labor Day at the end of the summer.

Thanksgiving vacations, Christmas getaways and Easter trips let you enjoy the holidays in a warmer climate or at a mountain resort.

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In February, Valentine's Day and Presidents Day offer an opportunity to get away for a quick weekend of relaxation and rejuvenation during the winter. Birthday travel and anniversaries are also a popular time to get away.

Holidays in Vermont

The Pitcher Inn is a classic romantic Vermont Inn with eleven distinctly different themed rooms and an intimate restaurant which seats only forty. Go in the fall and see the amazing fall foliage. The rooms are the highlight of this romantic inn. Choose whichever one of the eleven rooms best fits your taste. The School Room has a blackboard and chalk erasers with views of the garden. The Mountain Room has a separate Jacuzzi Tub and steam shower. The Lodge Room is the largest room in the main house and has a wood burning fireplace.

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The Pitcher Inn has a 6,500-bottle wine cellar which has a private dining table and can be used for private dinners if you are considering a family holiday celebration in Vermont. Spa treatments are available at the inn but must be made in advance. The room rates range from $330 to 660 per night. There are also packages available which include breakfast, afternoon tea, and a three course dinner daily.

Bermuda Offers Ocean Fun

Go to Cambridge Beaches and enjoy all of the resorts five private beaches and fine dining at the Tamarisk Room. By Plane, Bermuda is only a little over two hours away from New York City, so it's an easy trip. If you get tired of sunbathing on the beaches or at the pool, get a Swedish Massage at the Ocean Spa, explore the rest of the Island by bike or Moped.

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The cottage rooms at the resort are open and spacious, all with their own unique floorplan and furniture. Since the resort is right on the water all of the rooms are quite near the water. If you see yourself wanting to spend lots of time on your patio then get a room with a waterview. Otherwise take a gardenview room and head down to one of the beaches for a view of the water.

If you are looking for a romantic moment, try spending 3 hours alone together on a private island. Cambridge Beaches can arrange for you to have a picnic meal on your own private island. A personal butler will deliver you to a small private island, set up your meal, and then leave you to enjoy three hours of a real romantic getaway. The picnic costs around $500 per couple, including a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne. Standard gardenview rooms start at $375 for two people per night and includes breakfast and afternoon tea. Windswept, The two bedroom oceanview cottage starts at $1,380.

 

Celebrate the Holidays in Arizona

The majestic red rock formations of Northern Arizona's Boynton Canyon are an impressive backdrop to any romantic getaway. At the Enchantment Resort, located five miles from Sedona, you can stay in luxury casita-style rooms, participate in any number of different activities, and have dinner at the Yavapai Restaurant while enjoying views of Boynton Canyon.

The location and facilities of the Enchantment Resort allow you to have the option of how active you want to be on on your trip. If you are looking to melt away stress, you can relax by the pool or get a massage at Mii Amo Spa. When you are done relaxing you can hike, go mountain biking, or take a lesson at the resorts tennis center. If the sky is clear, try the narrated stargazing on either Friday or Saturday night.

Guests can choose from luxury Casa suites, Hacienda Suites, Casita Suites and Casita Junior Suites. For a romantic vacation try the Casita Junior Suites. They have a bedroom with a living area and bathroom with a soaking tub and separate shower. Most importantly, there is a beehive fireplace for a romantic fire.

The Enchantment Resort website has a section for "concierge requests" where you can send a message to the concierge and inquire about any special arrangements you may want. This is a helpful feature if you want to get things rolling on any special surprises you may want to arrange on your visit. The room rates start at $295 per night and go up from there. The Casita Junior Suites are between $395 and $495.

Presidents Day Holiday Ideas

Spend your Presidents Day weekend getaway on the beach, at a spa, romantic inn or plan a trip to a city. The all-suite Tides South Beach lets you experience the famous South Beach in Miami in a glamourous way. The hotel offers Personal Assistants who assist you during your stay, a new restaurant and stylish suites. Canyon Ranch is home to the largest spa in Florida, measuring 70,000 square feet in size.

Charleston Place in South Carolina has an indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool, a full-service spa and a AAA Four-Diamond restaurant which serves delicious eats, especially during the holidays. The stylish oceanfront Land's End Inn in Provincetown, Massachussets is a quick drive from New York and Boston.

The InterContinental Hotel Kansas City at the Plaza is a luxury hotel near the entertainment district, home to 180 stores and many restaurants. The hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool, a fitness center and spa services. The health club has sauna and steam rooms, 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor pool open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The children's wading pool is separated from the main pool with waterfalls. In-room spa treatments offered at the hotel include Swedish massage, deep tissue therapy, reflexology, aromatherapy, and combination treatments. There are 346 guest rooms and 20 suites, decorated with rich draperies and polished wood. The Oak Room serves Midwestern foods, such as steaks and chops, with a view of the Country Club Plaza. In the summer season, guests can dine by the pool, choosing from a menu of salads, sandwiches and tropical drinks.

Thanksgiving Vacations

Many hotels, resorts and inns offer special events and programs during the Thanksgiving holidays, including special holiday brunches and dinners, programs for couples and families. The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is a family friendly destination located in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada. The hotel has a spa offering signature Ayurvedic treatments, Thai massage, hot stone therapy, Shiatsu and water therapy. Summit Lodge Whistler is an all-suite hotel in Whistler Village, also offering a spa and a year-round heated outdoor pool.

Plan your Thanksgiving getaway at Acqualina resort in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida where you can spend your days relaxing by the pools or on the beach while kids participate in the ocean-inspired children's program. Interactive programs let children learn and have fun while building a boat or studying about marine animals. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway, Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Texas has a 22,000-square-foot spa and an outdoor pool deck with aromatherapy tubs, whirlpools, cold plunge, sauna and steam room.

If you are looking to play golf, there are many great golf resorts to choose from in California, Florida, Maui and other destinations. Mandarin Oriental, New York has a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade package which gives your a bird's eye view of the famous parade.