For those of you looking to get away during the holidays, there are a number of places all over the world to consider. From the sandy beaches of Cancun to the snowy mountains of Switzerland, these 10 holiday travel destinations will create lasting memories for years to come.
1. Key West, Florida
If you’re looking for a holiday travel destination minus the snow, Key West is the place to be. There are holiday lights throughout the entire town and you can see them all on the Holly Jolly Holiday Trolley Tour.
2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Although you won’t necessarily escape the cold weather, this beautiful city is even more breathtaking once the holiday lights go up. The celebrations begin as early as November.
3. New York, New York
Whenever you think of the holidays, you think of the Big Apple. They go together like Macy’s windows and the tree at Rockefeller Center. Lace up your ice skates at Rockefeller Center, watch the Rockettes perform at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular or head over to Times Square for New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
4. Cancun, Mexico
Cancun is a popular travel destination in Mexico all year round, but spending the holidays here is like a dream come true. Miss the holiday madness and just relax in this tropical paradise, soaking up the salty sunshine.
5. Madrid, Spain
Madrid is another holiday travel destination because the whole city is decorated. Plaza del Callao and Plaza Mayor are the homes to outdoor ice rinks and Christmas markets, respectively.
6. Sydney, Australia
Ring in the New Year on the beach in Sydney, and enjoy the Australian summer and famous firework shows that make this location a definite holiday travel must.
7. Casablanca, Morocco
Pretend you’re Humphrey Bogart or Ingrid Bergman and visit Casablanca. Don’t just sit at home during the holidays; spend some time in this lively city.
8. Chicago, Illinois
Ignore the wind and take in everything Chicago has to offer. Revel in the incredible atmosphere or go see a show, like Joffrey Ballet’s The Nutcracker.
9. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro is known for its New Year’s Eve events and firework shows. Instead of watching other people have fun on T.V. and then turning in at 12:01am, take part in the celebration.
10. Zermatt, Switzerland
Ski enthusiasts will love Zermatt. This holiday travel destination is great for anyone looking to hit the slopes this season.