There might be no place like home for the holidays, but a vacation destination isn’t exactly a bad place to spend it, either! With the holidays fast approaching, the time to snag those tickets & reservations from SHOP Travel is now. So, with no time to lose, we’ve got 5 destinations that are sure to inspire your best holiday getaway yet!
Top 5 Holiday Getaway Destinations
If you’re not lucky enough to already live in one of the sunnier parts of the world, escaping to a tropical paradise could be your perfect escape. As if the sandy beaches & sunshine weren’t enough, there are plenty of other unique events to enjoy! Head over to Wahiawa to choose your very own live Christmas tree, play in the not-freezing manmade snow, enjoy a ballet or musical, then check out the Honolulu City Lights & Parade!
This might come as a surprise, but Iceland is an incredibly popular place to go over the holidays! You’ll still get to enjoy your white Christmas since the area stays around the mid-thirties, but the unique traditions and foods will make this a holiday to remember! Instead of Santa Claus, you’ll be celebrating with the Yule Lads; Rather than a flood of trinkets, experience the Icelandic Book Flood; Switch up your typical eggnog for a glass of Malt og Appelsín. If you’re looking for an incredibly unique holiday, Iceland is your spot!
National Harbor, MD
If you need something a little closer to home & great for a family trip, consider a holiday getaway to National Harbor. You can see the famous ICE! Exhibit at the Gaylord National Resort, one of the most magical holiday hotels in the U.S, where you’ll see ice sculptures & giant multi-story ice slides! After the icy fun, spend an evening along the harborfront where your little ones can ride the carousel or the entire family can get an incredible view of the river on the Capital Wheel Ferris Wheel.
Disney World, FL
Who doesn’t want to experience a holiday getaway at Disney World? Whether you’ve got little ones in tow or are just a kid at heart yourself, the magic of Disney is hard to beat. Christmas decor & millions of lights deck the halls at every turn, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, parades, and even a fireworks show – that’s just not something you can get at home.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Looking for a more romantic holiday getaway? is your best off-the-beaten-path destination. Mexico is a pretty common holiday vacation destination, but avoiding the crowds of tourists makes for a much more intimate experience. Explore the music, food and arts scene along the 500-year-old city’s narrow walkways. Pop into the artisan shops to see their unique crafts, jewelry, and handmade accessories. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to have a one-of-a-kind experience here.