No matter what your budget or schedule is this year, there are great ways to spend quality time with your loved ones to celebrate the holiday season. Here are ten great holiday destinations you can enjoy this year!
1. New York City, New York
The holiday season is the perfect time to visit New York City. There’s so much to do, it would be hard to experience everything this great city has to offer in one trip.
2. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is also known as Christmas City, USA. Christkindlmarkt is recognized as one of the top holiday markets in the world. You’ll find aisles of handmade crafts, live holiday music, authentic German and Austrian food and more.
3. St. Michaels, Maryland
If you love the holidays (and trains, dolls, sleigh bells and good food), go to the picture-perfect village of St. Michaels on Maryland’s eastern shore. Visit the Gingerbread house display, tour the homes decked out for the holidays and listen to the Jackson Jubilee Singers at Union United Methodist Church. There’s also great shopping at the Christmas Boutique or along Talbot Street.
4. Hershey, Pennsylvania
The “Sweetest Place on Earth” is the perfect spot to enjoy the holidays. Chocolate World is a shopper and chocolate lover’s paradise. “The Hershey Story” is the newest attraction in town and the best way to learn about Milton S. Hershey and his vision for the town, park and chocolate he is famous for.
5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
There are lots of activities and shopping to be enjoyed in The City of Brotherly Love. We recommend a guided tour of Fairmount Park’s historic houses. The mansions have been lovingly restored and decorated for the holidays and you’ll learn of the history, architecture and seasonal spirit of former times.
6. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Rehoboth Beach is a charming beach town with lots of local activities for the holidays and great shopping.
7. Williamsburg, Virginia
The historic, charming and elegant Colonial Williamsburg is beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Christmas Town at Busch Gardens features live entertainment, great food and unique shopping.
8. Washington, D.C.
Our Nation’s Capital offers many exciting activities and attractions during the holiday season, such as the beautiful Christmas Lit Monuments. The Ice Event at Gaylord National Resort is amazing: an indoor wonderland created entirely of two million pounds of ice!
9. Long Beach, California
What better way to enjoy New Year’s Eve than in beautiful, sunny California? Enjoy Christmas shows at the Crystal Cathedral and the famous Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day.
10. Caribbean Cruise
Get away from the snow, hustle and bustle of the holiday season with a relaxing cruise over Christmas vacation. Cruise ships are “floating resorts” and your options for how to enjoy your vacation are endless. Relaxation is always an option, but feel free to enjoy the countless activities aboard and off the ship. Cruise ships also allow you to make multiple stops in Caribbean to experience more than just one local area.
12-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Departs from Baltimore, Maryland on December 21, 2009
Aboard Celebrity Mercury
14-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
Departs from Bayonne, New Jersey on December 20, 2009
Aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Explorer of the Seas
Contact your local Boscov’s Travel for more information on any of these destinations and other suggestions for holiday getaways.