There is no doubt about the fact that Christmas is the best time of the year when friends and family gather to enjoy quality time. It is the time when schools, colleges, and offices are closed and cities are filled with lights and beautiful decorations. Most people plan Christmas getaways or vacation tours for the season throughout the year so that they can finalize the best place with mesmerizing and cosy Christmas vibes. If you are someone who is planning an exciting trip for Christmas or USA tour packages during the holiday season, then here are some of the dreamy Christmas vacation places that you can visit this year.
All these places in the US have something special about them which will make your Christmas vacation extra-extra special and memorable.
· San Antonio
For many years, the place known for Alamo is famous for its iconic River Walk which is decorated with Mexican Christmas lanterns. This lights up the entire place for the Holy Family. People visiting San Antonio from mid-November to mid-January can enjoy the amazing tradition in various ways. Also, there are many other places to explore during this time of the year like The DoSeum, San Antonio Botanical Garden, the Natural Bridge Caverns, etc. Hence, it’s one of the perfect places to put in your Christmas vacation tours.
Location – Texas
- St. Augustine
This is known to be the oldest city in the USA. St. Augustine has a lot of Christmas traditions that you can indulge in while enjoying your vacation tours. The city has its Night of Lights event which happens every year and here you can witness three million white lights illuminate. This event starts in mid-November and goes till late January. Also, this event is considered as the world’s top and most amazing light display. The families visiting St.Augustine can also enjoy the cheeky historical tours, annual Christmas parade, and other landmark places like St. Augustine Lighthouse as well as Maritime Museum, etc.
Location – Florida
- St. Croix
Croix is one of the many US Virgin Islands that can easily be part of your Christmas holiday destinations. This place has various Christmas events which are best suitable for families as well as kids. You can go for visits from Santa, art and craft activities, play games, etc. However, some of the events that you should not miss while visiting St. Croix during the Christmas holidays are the St. Croix Christmas Boat Parade which happens in Christiansted, Frederiksted’s Holiday Fest, or Caribbean Christmas Markets located in the St. George Botanical Garden. You can also enjoy their Crucian Christmas Festival which is known to be celebrated on the entire island.
Location – US Virgin Islands
This is a town which is located north of Philadelphia and in the Lehigh Valley. It looks like a hallmark movie during Christmas time. The town believes in fulfilling the wishes of kids by allowing them to read stories with the famous Santa as well as get involved in crafty things with elves. There is also a gingerbread man contest for kids. This place can be a perfect choice for USA tour packages as it has all the traditional Christmas markets where you can also enjoy different singers, etc. Also, parents can enjoy the Holiday Cocktail Trail. This place is located 20 minutes from the amazing Delaware River Railroad and you can enjoy Christmas train rides with specific themes such as Polar Express
Location – Pennsylvania
- New York
How can we miss mentioning New York when it is about Christmas? This place has to be on your USA tour packages to enjoy the magical Christmas time. The city is decorated with light displays, Christmas trees, and a lot more than you will fall in love with. Also, touring Midtown Manhattan as well as Rockefeller Center will allow you to witness beautiful trees decorated with Swarovski crystal stars. You can enjoy ice skating, a stroll in Central Park, and explore Dyker Heights, etc. New York will not disappoint you ever during Christmas time.
Location – New York
· Costa Rica
If you are looking for adventurous Christmas vacation tours then Costa Rica should be on your bucket list. Here, you can get high on Christmas spirits by participating in the most unique and spectacular holiday events Tope Nacional de Caballos which is a horseback parade mostly held in San Jose on December 26th every year. Apart from that, you can also indulge in float parades, musical festivals, etc. Moreover, the country has an apt climate to indulge in multiple activities such as hiking, zip lining, hot-spring-dipping, beaching, etc.
Location – Costa Rica
· Coastal New England
While planning USA tour packages for Christmas vacation, don’t forget small coastal villages and towns in New England to get the Christmas nostalgia. The region is known for it’s ancient traditions, festivities, and rituals that are simply fascinating. The festive season starts from the month of November and goes on till December. For perfect holiday celebrations, you must visit Salem, New Hampshire, Portsmouth, Massachusetts, and Maine. The best part is that all these small cities are well connected from Boston and one can easily reach by car. There are many fun-filled activities to indulge in such as a candlelight walk in Portsmouth, holiday trolley ride with the Good Witch of Salem, and many more.
Location – Coastal New England
· Puerto Rico
Last but certainly not least, Puerto Rico is known for it’s longest Christmas season which makes it easier for vacationers and families to plan their Christmas vacation tours to this place within a set budget and schedule. The place is known for it colorful Christmas celebrations such as street parties, lively music, lights, boat parades, holiday dishes, etc. There are many places to visit here to amplify your Christmas celebrations with your family. Some of them are San Juan which is right in the heart of Puerto Rico for colorful seasonal activities. There is a waterfront amphitheater Bahia Urbana hosting Christmas-themed celebrations and carnivals along with enticing decorations and rides.
While planning your USA tour packages during Christmas time, it is essential that you don’t miss out on the above-mentioned places in the USA. All these places ooze a special charm and beauty during Christmas that you won’t forget anytime soon. Also, these places offer so many activities that you do during this time of the year.