As the “most delightful time of the year” approaches, locations around the US and the rest of the world feel the spirit of the occasion. The best places to visit for Christmas are those that offer colorful decor and festive celebrations that perfectly capture the joy of the season. But, of course, it helps if there is beautiful scenery. You can easily enjoy a road trip to one of these wonderful Christmas destinations anywhere in the nation. From sunny beaches to ski slopes with winter wonderlands, these are the best places to spend Christmas this year.
Top 5 Best Places to Visit for Christmas
- New York, New York
There is nothing like a New York City Christmas. Walking through a city decorated with sparkling lights and tall trees while sipping hot cocoa or finishing off last-minute holiday shopping is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. In addition, you can participate in cherished seasonal activities.
- Beaver Creek, Colorado
Hit the slopes at Beaver Creek in Colorado for the greatest winter wonderland experience. The Christmas season offers enjoyable, family-friendly activities; consult the resort for a full calendar of seasonal events. Then, choose between booking one of the 60 rooms at The Pines Lodge, a RockResort, which features breathtaking views and ski-in/ski-out access, or staying at The Osprey at Beaver Creek, a RockResort, which is only 26 feet from the closest chairlift and offers opulent lodging and an outdoor heated pool.
- Saint Lucia
If spending time on a warm beach with white sand seems like your idea of a “white Christmas,” visit Saint Lucia. A full schedule of holiday activities is offered from December 21 to January 1 at the opulent Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, including Santa visits, a traditional Christmas dinner, a New Year’s Eve beach party, and more. You can, of course, also spend your days lounging on the wonderful beach or taking advantage of the resort’s many amenities and activities.
- Highlands, North Carolina
Visit Highlands, North Carolina, this holiday season for a charming, small-town Christmas that seems to have been taken straight out of a Hallmark film. Due to its location in the Nantahala National Forest in the southern Appalachian Mountains, this lovely community is one of the coziest places to spend Christmas.
- Stowe, Vermont
From several important northeastern towns, Stowe, one of the most picturesque places to spend Christmas and a favorite ski destination of East Coasters, is easily accessible. This is the greatest location if you want a snowy Christmas because the ski season here starts in November (and there are plenty of outdoor activities).