Whether you are planning a holiday trip to a nearby resort or to a tropical beach, there are many great Christmas vacations to choose from. The places that made our list offer travelers something unique: spectacular views, luxurious spas and activities for kids. Find great trip ideas from New York City, Washington D.C., Minneapolis - St. Paul, Boston, Los Angeles, Seattle, Dallas and other cities. Here are some of the best Christmas vacations.
We recommend that you call the attractions and restaurants ahead of your visit to confirm current opening times.
1. Christmas in California
© Courtesy of Melastmohican - Fotolia.com
West Coast travelers can plan a relaxing family Christmas in California where charming coastal towns offer a number of holiday events.
Visit unique museums, attractions, wineries and shops in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, Newport Beach, Healdsburg and other amazing places in California, one of the best Christmas vacation destinations in the U.S.
San Diego is a popular place to visit with kids, home to the San Diego Zoo, USS Midway Museum, the Maritime Museum of San Diego and other family-friendly attractions. For more Christmas getaways in California, click here.
2. Christmas Getaways in Florida
© Courtesy of Ruth P. Peterkin - Fotolia.com
Florida is a great destination to visit for Christmas and New Year’s because of warm sunny weather, a diverse choice of activities and endless beach views. Head to tropical Key West, relax in Miami and explore other coastal cities and towns.
Popular romantic Christmas destinations include Tampa and Naples. Plan a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation during the holidays. For complete privacy and seclusion, check into one of the Florida island resorts where you will be surrounded by pristine beaches.
3.International Christmas Vacation
Christmas is a great time to plan a trip to a unique destination that your family has always dreamt to visit. From exotic resort towns and islands to famous cities, there is plenty to choose from around the world. Warm-weather Christmas getaways include the Caribbean islands, the Maldives, Bali, Mauritius, and New Zealand. Great cold-weather international destinations include Slovenia, Italy, Japan and many others.
-- You are reading "25 Best Christmas Vacation Ideas" Back to Top
4.Christmas Ski Vacation in North America
© Anthony Brown/stock.adobe.com
Whether you would like to visit one of the best family ski resorts in North America or head to a slope near you, a snowy Christmas is a lot of fun, especially for kids. Both grown-ups and kids can take a skiing or snowboarding class, go sledding, ice skating, a sleigh ride, and relax with a cup of hot chocolate at the end of the day. Many ski hotels offer great spas with saunas, indoor swimming pools and massages.
5. Christmas getaway: Omni Tucson National
© Omni Tucson National
Check into the 650-acre Omni Tucson National Golf Resort & Spa in Arizona which offers luxury rooms & suites, 36 holes of golf and a spa. Choose from 167 oversized and elegantly appointed guest suites. Accommodation options include rooms, suites, casitas, and haciendas, some with fireplaces, spacious living areas, dining alcoves, and fully equipped kitchens.
Try one of the the 7 Casita Suites which measure 750 square feet in size and include a king-sized bed, dining alcove, partial kitchen and a living area with a queen-size sleeper sofa, fireplace and wet bar.
The Catalina Grille overlooks the 18th hole and is open for breakfast and dinner. Legends Bar and Grill is a sports bar right off the eighteenth hole and the Cabana Bar serves poolside cocktails. Room service is also available.
Fly to Tucson or Phoenix and rent a car. The property is just 18 miles from Tucson International Airport and 1.5 hours from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
-- You are reading "25 Best Christmas Vacation Ideas this Weekend" Back to Top
6. The Lodge at Sea Island
© The Lodge at Sea Island
The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club is a relaxing beach getaway in southeastern Georgia. The hotel is set along five miles of private beach and has 40 luxury guest rooms and suites, offering guests privacy and five star service. Vacationers have access to an array of activities and facilities, including the Learning Center, tennis center, boating, fishing, and a 65,000-square-foot spa and fitness center. If you are planning a family trip, Camp Cloister offers activities for kids, including cooking and fishing.
Explore five miles of sandy beach on your own, or sign up for Nature Tours. Work out at the fitness center and unwind at the spa with one of the customized body treatments or massages. The hotel continues to win honors and awards for its attentive service and beautiful setting. There are three 18-hole championship courses where you can play tee off in a scenic setting, as well as improve your game with clinics, private, and group lessons.
The AAA Five-Diamond destination overlooks the St. Simons Sound, Atlantic Ocean and the Plantation Course. Guest rooms measure at least 700 square feet in size and are furnished with overstuffed chairs and hardwood floors. The property offers 24-hour butler service and other luxury amenities.
You can also stay at The Cloister at Sea Island.
7. Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica
© Casa Del Mar
Casa Del Mar is a luxury hotel in Santa Monica, a renowned Southern California seaside community.
Spend your days relaxing at the spa, lounging by the pool
overlooking the ocean, or exploring local boutiques. The property's interior
recreates the glamor of the 20s, with spacious rooms, damask and velvet draperies
and opulent Italian marble baths. The best place for sunbathing is on the Palm Terrace which features a plunge pool surrounded by chaise lounges and chairs. The terrace is elevated above the sandy beach below to provide scenic views of the water.
The resort has a health club offering massages, facials and beauty services. When booking your massage, ask for one of the Massage Cabanas on the pool deck overlooking the Pacific. Massage rates start at $105 for an hour.
Oceanfront is a 75-seat restaurant serving a New American menu and West Coast wines. The restaurant is casually elegant with scenic views of the ocean. The lobby lounge serves a selection of light California Cuisine and offers live entertainment in the evening. The lounge has floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable rattan chairs. Casual dining is offered on the Palm Terrace with seating for 75 guests. Poolside service is also available during the day. Casa Del Mar is a great Christmas getaway from Los Angeles, just a few miles away. Plan a romantic spa getaway for couples.
, From LA
8. Christmas getaway: Gaylord Palms in Orlando
© Gaylord Palms
Gaylord Palms Hotel is a fun getaway, offering a choice of accommodations, dining and activities. The hotel is near Walt Disney World and other Orlando theme parks. The property in features 4.5 acres of gardens and waterways, a full service spa and fitness center and a pool for adults in Florida. For kids, there is a dedicated pool and playground with a water slide, waterfall and sand play area which is great for little ones. Coquina Dunes Recreation Park has a golf putting course where you can have fun with the whole family. Other great activities include sand volleyball and croquet lawn. There are five restaurants and lounges, live entertainment nightly and many shops.
Choose from 1,406 guest rooms and suites decorated in different styles, such as "Key West" or "Everglades." The 106 hotel suites and nine presidential suites offer families and groups additional space to relax and unwind. Guest Room with 1 King or 2 Queen Beds measure 410 sq ft / 37 s qm and can accommodate up to 4 guests. Other options in this category include Atrium View and Emerald Bay. One Bedroom Executive Suites measure 625 sq ft /56 sq m - 725sqft and can accommodate up to 5 people, which makes them very comfortable for families. There is One King bed and a sofa bed. The 831 sq ft to 960 sq ft 1 Bedroom Suite is the most spacious. If you are looking for unique Christmas getaways in Florida, this is a great place to visit.
During the Christmas holidays, the resort is especially fun to visit. There is a 54-foot Christmas tree and 2 million holiday lights. Kids enjoy visits with Santa and ICE! featuring The Nutcracker and amazing ice sculptures and slides. Watch artists carve ice sculptures right in front of you and enjoy Live Stage Shows with popular holiday music. Facilities include a lap pool, Separate Men's & Women's Lounges and a Steam room. Enjoy an array of rejuvenating treatments at the hotel spa, including couples' massages, facials, body wraps and more.
The spa is available to guests 18 years of age or older. Children
ages 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
If you are planning a wedding, ask about Bachelorette Parties & Bridal Showers which can be personalized to your wishes. The Spa Coordinator can help you with luxurious Wedding Party and Thank You gifts.
9.Manoir Hovey in Quebec, Canada
© Manoir Hovey
Celebrate Christmas surrounded by snow and ice at the picturesque Manoir Hovey in Quebec. If you are looking for Christmas family vacation ideas, the hotel is offering the "Christmas Celebration" package which includes a 2-night stay, Holiday Brunch, a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the North Hatley village center, followed by s'mores by the fireplace. Le Hatley restaurant will treat you to a 4-course traditional festive dinner and a gourmet breakfast in the morning. Manoir Hovey is set on 20 wooded acres next to the scenic Lake Massawippi. There are many winter activities to choose from that the whole family can enjoy, including relaxing spa treatments, snowshoeing, a private cross-country ski trail, skating and downhill skiing.
Guests are accommodated in 37 stylish rooms and suites with views of the lake. Luxury amenities include Frette towels, bathrobes, toiletries by L'Occitane and large flat screen TV's. You can brew your own coffee in the morning using a Nespresso coffee machine which is provided in the room. Ask for a room or a suite with a fireplace and a private balcony. The 1,400-square-foot Heron Suite is a great choice for families, featuring two bedrooms, a separate living room, kitchen, two fireplaces, two spacious bathrooms and a screened in porch with hot tub. If you are wondering where to travel for Christmas in Canada, this is a beautiful place to visit. Standard Room rates start at $95 per person per day, including complimentary high speed wireless internet.
-- "25 Best Christmas Vacation Ideas for Locals & Tourists - Restaurants, Hotels" Back to Top
10.Terranea Resort in Southern California
© Terranea Resort
A quick weekend vacation from Los Angeles, Terranea Resort in Southern California is a spectacular getaway for the senses. You'll be surrounded by unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean in your room, suite, by the pool and while getting pampered at the spa.
Most of the rooms and suites face the ocean and measure at least 450 square feet in size, giving you plenty of space. Ask for a room with a view of the ocean. The Spa is a 50,000 square foot oasis with scenic views and an array of treatments. Signature services include an invigorating foot treatment which incorporates Crystal Quartz.
If you are planning a family trip, the property offers a number of activities you can enjoy together, ranging from hiking and biking to falconry and horseback riding.
Room rates start from $395 per night.
11.The Plaza Hotel
There’s just something truly remarkable about spending the holiday season in New York, particularly Christmas. With all of the beautiful lights, colorful characters, and special Yuletide activities like skating at the square, New York is a great place to be at the most wonderful time of the year. But of course, where better to stay than at one of the city’s most iconic hotels, The Plaza Hotel? Since it first opened its doors in 1907, the Plaza has been an icon of New York hospitality with many world leaders, industry legends, and Hollywood stars staying within its halls. Spend your evenings in luxurious and spacious rooms after enjoying Christmas festivities out in the city or enjoy world-class amenities as a Christmas gift to yourself like the Guerlain Spa, the Eloise at The Plaza, or the Warren Tricomi Salon.
768 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10019; Phone: 212-759-3000
12. Listel Hotel Whistler
© Listel Hotel Whistler
The Listel Hotel Whistle is a mountain getaway located in the center of Whistler Village, Canada, steps from the Conference center and 100 meters from the ski lifts.
In the winter, go skiing, snowboarding and sledding, and in the summer explore mountain hiking and biking trails in the area. The property has 98 deluxe guest rooms and suites. All rooms have down duvets, full bathroom, small refrigerator, cable television, coffee/tea making facilities, Play Station, and WiFi Internet access for a fee.
This is a pet friendly getaway, so you can bring your beloved pet with you on your trip. Dine at the Bearfoot Bistro and take a tour of its 20,000 bottle wine cellar. The Champagne Restaurant and Bar adjoins the Bearfoot Bistro and offers a more casual atmosphere, serving such bistro classics as Steak Tartare and Mussels and Steak & Frites.
Whistler is approximately a two-hour drive from Vancouver and the property is located at the base of Whistler Mountain Gondola. There are scheduled bus trips from Vancouver Airport and you will most likely not need a rental car once you reach Whistler.
More Christmas travel: Best Things to Do in Sedona, Arizona.
13. Banyan Tree Lang Co in Vietnam
© Banyan Tree Lang Co
Located on the Central Coast of Vietnam, Banyan Tree Lang Co is a luxury getaway with 49 spacious private villas, each with its own pool, perfect for relaxing in the sun and getting outdoor massages on the deck. Many of the villas are set on a hill above the ocean and offer incredible views from the bedrooms and living areas. Lang Ko used to be a quiet Vietnamese fishing village. The property offers a Sea Sports Center, Marine Lab, Fitness facilities, Yoga, nature and cultural tours. Take romantic walks along the shore or try a variety of water sports.
Hill Villas are set high above the ocean, surrounded by uninterrupted views. The Dining Area offers plenty of space for entertaining with fabulous ocean views. Vietnamese-inspired design of the Lagoon Pool Villa is great for couples and honeymooners. Bathrooms offer deep soaking bath tubs surrounded by tropical plants.
The Golf Club offers a Sir Nick Faldo-designed 18-hole, par-71 championship golf course surrounded by mountain and ocean views.
The staff can set up a private table on the ocean's edge. Thu Quan offers gourmet snacks throughout the day. Saffron is the signature restaurant, serving traditional Thai dishes with a modern twist. Azura serves Italian dishes, including seafood and delicious appetizers.
14.Angsana Resort & Spa Bintan
© Angsana Resort & Spa Bintan
Angsana Resort & Spa Bintan, located in the northwestern tip of Bintan Island, Indonesia, overlooks Tanjung Said Bay and the South China Sea. The property has a stylish spa, calm tropical ambiance and attentive service.
In addition to relaxing by the pool and getting pampered at the wellness center, guests can choose from a number of activities, including tennis, banana boat rides, Catamaran sailing, mountain biking, snorkeling, fishing and canoeing.
Guests receive special privileges at the Banyan Tree Resort golf course. If you are planning a family trip, there is a Kid's Club for children ages 3 to 10.
Choose from 120 rooms and suites decorated in a rich Balinese style.
Plan your trip between May and October since November to April is monsoon season, so the sea may be too rough for some water sports.
From Singapore, take a 45-minute high-speed catamaran ride and a 10-minute drive. (+62-770-693-111).
15.Ojai Valley Inn
© Ojai Valley Inn
The Christmas season is serenity season at Ojai Valley Inn, as weary individuals looking for relaxation come to be recharged and revived by this captivating valley. Christmas time is particularly special at the Ojai Valley Inn as local harvests and seasonal fare inspire engaging and memorable events. The festivities at Ojai Valley Inn kick off during the Thanksgiving weekend and continue until right after New Year with experiences like ornament painting at the Artist Cottage, The Farmhouse’s movie nights or special dining events, or even something as simple but incredibly nostalgic as making smores by the fire. Winter and Christmas-inspired cocktails at the inn are great for keeping you warm or you can opt for a cup of decadent hot chocolate straight from Libbey’s Market.
905 Country Club Road, Ojai, California 93023; Phone: 855-697-8780
-- You are reading "25 Best Christmas Vacation Ideas" Back to Top
or Amazing things to do around me
16.The Breakers Palm Beach
© The Breakers Palm Beach
It has been said in the past that to truly understand the allure of The Breakers, one must first stay there. As the self-proclaimed original home of rest and relaxation, The Breakers invites people from near and far to do exactly that: experience a getaway at their resort. Book a Christmas vacation at the exclusive Flagler Club, a boutique hotel within the grander area of The Breakers, or snag a comfortable and luxurious room at the main hotel. Meanwhile, there are plenty of aquatic experiences and attractions to keep guests entertained like two 18-hole world-class golf courses, a stunning spa, as well as private poolside bungalows to double up on your luxurious stay at The Breakers.
1 South County Road, Palm Beach, Florida 33480; Phone: 833-773-8376
17. Best Christmas vacations: Cristallo Palace in Cortina
© Cristallo Palace
A winter vacation at Hotel Cristallo in Cortina, Italy, is filled with great skiing, gourmet food, romantic views and relaxing at the spa.
Guests are accommodated in tastefully decorated rooms and suites with rustic touches. Each room has a Carrara marble bathroom with hydro massage tub, perfect for relaxing after a day out on the slopes.
Junior Suites overlook the surrounding mountains. Decor is very romantic, with golden, blue and beige tones, moldings and hand-painted wood. All Junior Suites but one have a large private terrace. Amenities include natural hypoallergenic latex mattresses, flat screen LCD television, whirlpool tubs and high speed Wi-fi internet connection.
Cortina is a famous European winter destination. In addition to downhill skiing, there is snowboarding, cross-country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, fitness and more.
The wellness center has an indoor swimming pool, spa and gym.
18.Hotel Plaza Athenee
Visiting an extraordinary city like Paris practically demands a stay in an extraordinary hotel like the Hotel Plaza Athénée. Situated along the iconic Montaigne Avenue, the Hotel Plaza Athénée is a picturesque fixture in the busy boulevard of French fashion. The hotel isn’t shy about offering its patrons the very best of French hospitality, having played host to some of the biggest names in haute couture. From Dior to Dietrich, icons have called this hotel home since 1913. Experience unparalleled luxury for yourself with rooms and suites designed by imaginative interior designers like Bruno Moinard and Claire Bataille. Treat yourself to a session at the Dior Spa or dine at some of the city’s hottest restaurants and bars, which are conveniently located inside the Hotel Plaza Athénée.
25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris, France
19.Royal Mansour Marrakech
© Royal Mansour Marrakech
Timeless, inimitable, unforgettable – these are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the Royal Mansour Marrakech. This luxury hotel is beyond mere accommodation, it’s the ultimate example of refined luxury and a fantastic display of Moroccan culture and art. Staying at the Royal Mansour Marrakech guarantees privacy and exclusivity with a mere 53 gorgeous riads located within its sprawling grounds. When guests aren’t enjoying the beautifully designed suites and traditional architecture around the grounds, they can lounge in lush gardens, enjoy Moroccan craftsmanship, dine at spectacular restaurants, or indulge in the hotel’s 2,500-square-meter spa.
Rue Abou El Abbas Sebti, 40000 Marrakech, Morocco; Phone: 212-(0)529-808080
-- You are reading "25 Best Christmas Vacation Ideas" Back to Top
© Willard InterContinental
Just a stone’s throw from The White House is the Willard InterContinental Hotel, an iconic structure in D.C. and the site of many historical moments since it first opened in 1818. This luxury hotel has housed some of the most famous names in the world’s political elite, as well as a slew of the world’s social elite. In fact, the hotel has often been called the “Residence of Presidents” with foreign emissaries, former presidents, and many more staying at the hotel’s luxurious 5-star accommodations. Apart from its plush accommodations, The Willard InterContinental also knows how to help guests enjoy relaxation. Spend time at The Willard Spa, enjoy a lovely spread over afternoon tea, or spend some time at the Café Du Parc while you’re at it.
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20004; Phone: 202-628-9100
21.The Fairmont Palliser in Calgary
© The Fairmont Palliser in Calgary
The Fairmont Palliser is a historical landmark hotel in downtown Calgary, Canada. The hotel offers luxury guest rooms, a health club and three restaurants. Work out at the fitness center, swim in the indoor saltwater pool and relax in the whirlpool or the eucalyptus steam room. 405 guest rooms and suites offer bathrobes, down duvets, a work desk and a coffee maker.
The Rimrock offers fireside dining and a Canadian themed menu. The Death by Chocolate is a decadent dessert buffet that a chocoholic should not miss. The Oak Room, decorated with leather wingback chairs and vaulted ceilings, serves lighter fare. Obsessions Deli also offers lighter meals.
Fly to Calgary in Alberta, Canada, and take a taxi to the hotel.
22.Arion Resort near Athens
© Arion Resort
Arion Resort is a beach and spa resort located just a short drive from Athens in Greece, offering vacationers luxury service, many activities, a beautiful sandy beach and healing treatments at the spa. After you are done touring the historic sights in Athens, check into this hotel and relax on the beach. This Luxury Collection hotel offers a great way to cash in your Starwood points for a well-deserved vacation. You will also have access to the Les Clef d'Or Concierge who can answer any questions you may have about the area and help you plan your trip. Ask for help with dinner reservations, golf tee times and romantic touches such as a floral arrangement when you check in. Some of the area attractions to explore include Lake Vouliagmeni and its famous underwater cave, Cape Sounio and the Temple of Poseidon, and Syntagma & Constitution Square.
The spa overlooks Saronic Gulf and offers many rejuvenating treatments. Soak in the hydrotherapy pool with a view of the sea and have a healthy snack at the Health Bar. There is a fitness center, sauna, steam room, an indoor heated pool and a whirlpool. Resort facilities include a pool with sea views, tennis courts, jogging paths, water sports, and access to the nearby Glyfada Golf Course. Ask for a room or suite with a view of the water.If you are planning a honeymoon, book one of the fully renovated bungalows which offer plenty of privacy. (30-210-8902000).
© Viceroy Snowmass
Nothing imbibes the spirit of Christmas quite like a winter wonderland. At the Viceroy Snowmass, guests can enjoy the most luxurious of winter wonderlands over their Christmas holidays care of a sprawling 7,000 square foot Aspen sanctuary. Perfect for ski enthusiasts, the Viceroy Snowmass is a ski-in, ski-out 5-star resort that beautifully merges the best of mountain adventures and lavish vacations. When guests aren’t out on the slopes, they can enjoy top-notch treatments at a Ute Indian-inspired spa, feast on imaginative cuisine at the hotel’s restaurants, or spend some time by the pool terrace and café. If you can’t come during Christmas, don’t sweat it. The Viceroy Snowmass is a great place to visit any time of the year.
1300 Wood Road, Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615; Phone: 970-923-8000
24. The Langham, Sydney
© The Langham, Sydney
The Langham, Sydney is a luxury getaway with elegant rooms and attentive service. The hotel is located near the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and central business district.
The hotel, which dates back to 1865, has 96 elegant guest rooms and suites. Amenities include flat-screen televisions, iPod docking station, four telephones and touch-control air conditioning. Select from three types of suites: Junior Suite, Langham Suite and Observatory Suite when planning your stay. Several Junior Suites have a private balcony, offering guests scenic views of Darling Harbour and the city skyline.
Dine at Galileo Restaurant, a five-star restaurant serving fine French cuisine and award-winning wine.
The spa offers treatments by la Prairie, and a menu of signature therapies. Nearby attractions and activities range from boutique shopping to unique adventures.
25.Christmas at Home: The Modern Christmas Tree
© The Modern Christmas Tree
If you’re looking for something different for your Christmas celebration at home this year, The Modern Christmas Tree might be the answer.
The Modern Christmas Tree can change the way you celebrate Christmas, preserving the traditions and joys of the past, while taking your appreciation of this wonderful holiday into the 21st century. These trees and accessories are stylish and modern, fitting beautifully into any contemporary home and giving your Christmas decorations a lot of class and grace.
The Modern Christmas Tree is all about taking a classic design and making it more modern and stylish. The trees are formed in concentric circles rising up in a conal, tree-like shape. They are all shipped with useful accessories and all you need for a simple set-up, including installation hardware, replacement connectors, a pair of gloves, and optional decorations like chandelier crystals, glass bulb ornaments, and a mirror ball.
To learn more, call 720 638 9511. You can also shop online on the official The Modern Christmas Tree site modernchristmastrees.com.
25 Best Christmas Vacation Ideas
- Christmas in California, Photo: Courtesy of Melastmohican - Fotolia.com
- Christmas Getaways in Florida, Photo: Courtesy of Ruth P. Peterkin - Fotolia.com
- International Christmas Vacation, Photo: anderm/stock.adobe.com
- Christmas Ski Vacation in North America, Photo: Anthony Brown/stock.adobe.com
- Christmas getaway: Omni Tucson National, Photo: Omni Tucson National
- The Lodge at Sea Island, Photo: The Lodge at Sea Island
- Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica, Photo: Casa Del Mar
- Christmas getaway: Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Photo: Gaylord Palms
- Manoir Hovey in Quebec, Canada, Photo: Manoir Hovey
- Terranea Resort in Southern California, Photo: Terranea Resort
- The Plaza Hotel, Photo: MISHELLA/stock.adobe.com
- Listel Hotel Whistler, Photo: Listel Hotel Whistler
- Banyan Tree Lang Co in Vietnam, Photo: Banyan Tree Lang Co
- Angsana Resort & Spa Bintan, Photo: Angsana Resort & Spa Bintan
- Ojai Valley Inn, Photo: Ojai Valley Inn
- The Breakers Palm Beach, Photo: The Breakers Palm Beach
- Best Christmas vacations: Cristallo Palace in Cortina, Photo: Cristallo Palace
- Hotel Plaza Athenee, Photo: Stockbym/stock.adobe.com
- Royal Mansour Marrakech, Photo: Royal Mansour Marrakech
- Willard InterContinental, Photo: Willard InterContinental
- The Fairmont Palliser in Calgary, Photo: The Fairmont Palliser in Calgary
- Arion Resort near Athens, Photo: Arion Resort
- Viceroy Snowmass, Photo: Viceroy Snowmass
- The Langham, Sydney, Photo: The Langham, Sydney
- Christmas at Home: The Modern Christmas Tree, Photo: The Modern Christmas Tree
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of matchamochi - Fotolia.com
6 Relaxing Family Christmas Trips
If you are looking to spend Christmas holidays on the beach, Melia Nassau Beach in the Bahamas offers pools and activities for guests of all ages. The resort offers 7 acres of water fun and the kid's pool has a waterfall feature. Rooms offer great ocean views which will make you forget that it's winter. The Bahamas feature tropical weather, white-sand beaches and wonderful snorkeling. In addition to the Sheraton, there are other hotels to choose from, including Atlantis and Bimini Bay Resort.
A quick getaway from Chicago, Grand Geneva Resort & Spa has a fitness center and a relaxing spa. The resort has three restaurants which serve delicious holiday meals. There is also skiing and snowboarding at The Mountain Top where families can take group ski lessons or hire a private instructor. Book one of the suites to have plenty of space. Moose Mountain Falls Waterpark at Timber Ridge Lodge (at Grand Geneva) offers heated watersides and tubing year-round. Guests of Grand Geneva can purchase day passes to the waterpark, but be sure to reserve well ahead of time, especially during the Christmas holidays.
Gaylord Texan Hotel offers shopping, indoor gardens, a full-service spa and fitness center. When it's colder in the winter, you can take walks, go swimming and dine indoors. Indoor gardens stay vibrant year-round. The hotel overlooks Lake Grapevine, and is located minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Relax and unwind at the 25,000-square-foot day spa and fitness center on your Christmas getaway before heading to one of the restaurants for a holiday meal.
Visit Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and Aquarium of the Pacific while staying at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort in California. The oceanfront resort features Spanish-inspired architecture, ocean adventures, spa treatments and several sumptious restaurants.
If you are looking for romantic escapes, many hotels and inns offer Christmas specials couples. Whether you want to spend the holidays on a tropical beach, in a city or in the country, there is plenty to choose from. Grand Hyatt Bali in Indonesia has luxury suites and villas, Balinese spa, landscaped gardens and an abundance of pools. Balinese style buildings are surrounded by pools, creating romantic ambiance. There are 24 luxury villas set in the tropical gardens, perfect for a couples getaway.
Visit Napa Valley for Christmas and taste this year's best wines, accompanied by delicious cuisine. Stay at Auberge du Soleil which has a beautiful spa surrounded by private gardens. Book a treatment in the Melisse Spa Suite which was built with couples in mind, with a romantic fireplace. The hotel has just 50 suites, so you will not feel crowded on your getaway. The restaurant serves delicious cuisine and offers a great selection of wines, perfect for a holiday celebration.
You are reading "25 Best Christmas Vacation Ideas " Back to Top
Christmas at Sea Holiday Cruises
Is all you want for Christmas an outstanding tropical vacation? Get your Christmas wish and more with the Royal Caribbean’s Christmas at Sea Holiday Cruises. Perfect for those who want to get away from the cold, the Christmas at Sea Holiday Cruises will bring guests to the gorgeous islands of the Caribbean. Spend your holidays exploring the gorgeous marine life of the Caribbean, discovering local culture and cuisine in Jamaica, or hitting the streets of Cozumel where local celebrations and festivities are truly memorable. There are several types of holiday cruises to juice from with destinations like Saint Maarten Island, Montego Bay, and Labadee Island. Phone: 866-562-7625
You are reading "25 Best Christmas Vacation Ideas " Back to Top