While there may be no place like home for the holidays, traveling elsewhere can be a great way to celebrate Christmas, too. But there are so many places in the U.S. to check out that it can be difficult to narrow down your choices. So to help make your decision easier, here are just a few of the best places you can spend Christmas in the United States.
New York, New York
New York City is one U.S. city that just continues to get better. In 2017, the market value of property in NYC grew for the sixth fiscal year in a row and it seems like a new attraction pops up every day in the city that never sleeps. There are plenty of movies and TV shows that highlight how amazing NYC is during the holidays but it’s a place you have to see in person. There are can’t-miss features like Central Park, Rockefeller Center, and the 5th Ave Window Displays. Check out the giant Christmas tree, get in some ice skating, and maybe see a Christmas broadway show. When it comes to the holiday season, very few places can compete with NYC.
Cocoa Beach, Florida
If you’re looking for a tropical place to enjoy the holiday season, Cocoa Beach is the spot to check out. Cocoa Beach has something to offer every age group — with 72 miles of beach, the world’s largest community-built zoo, golf courses, and more, you’re sure to find plenty to do. And each year, the area hosts a charity event called Surfing Santa. This event features more than 300 people dressed as Santa out surfing the waves! More than 4,000 people come to this event to kick off the holiday spirit and it never disappoints.
North Pole, Alaska
What better way to celebrate Christmas at the North Pole? And the best part about visiting this North Pole is that you don’t have to leave the country or disturb Santa and his elves during their busy season. This Alaskan town continues the Christmas celebrations all year round so feel free to celebrate Christmas in July here too. If you visit this North Pole, you can check out the annual North Pole Christmas Ice Contest, which features ice sculptors from all around the world. There are plenty of other holiday festivities to check out during the Winter Festival and the surrounding areas have tons of outdoor activities to try too.
Hopefully, this article gave you some great ideas for your holiday celebrations. But no matter where you go, be sure to travel safe and enjoy the holidays!