The trend of booking holiday vacations months in advance has dissipated in Y2020. As the holidays draw closer, where Americans will be able to travel is still largely up in the air.
That said, the data suggests that jut 40% of Americans are considering traveling this holiday season, and the majority of travelers will travel less than 1,500 miles from home or will stay at home.
Last year, Americans may booked holiday vacations in the European Alps or a far off island vacation between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Not to worry, the US has exciting holiday destinations many of which draw inspiration from all over the world.
Below are a few the best family Christmas vacations in the US, as follows:
Park City, Utah
For the family who loves to ski, you cannot beat a holiday getaway in Park City. Skiing and snowboarding possibilities abound between Park City Mountain Resort’s 348 trails and Deer Valley Resort’s 2,000 acres of powder. And in terms of holiday spirit, you can bring the family to the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Canyons Village, or simply revel in the Christmas light-lined village shops and restaurants, reminiscent of spending the holidays in the Swiss Alps.
Woodstock welcomes the holiday season with a 19th-Century inspired celebration. At Woodstock Wassail Weekend, which happens in mid-December, you will hear sleigh bells ringing, carols sung a capella, and luminaries, with a festive parade to top it off. If you show up after Wassail Weekend has come and gone, there’s still plenty of wintery New England charm left in this quaint village center, replete with home good stores and other artisanal shops.
Asheville, North Carolina
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is a favorite weekend trip for coastal North Carolinians not only for the mountain air, but for the vibrant culinary, music, and arts scene. Downtown Asheville will welcome the holiday season fully decorated, but the famous Christmas spectacle of Asheville is the lavishly ‘decked‘ Biltmore estate. The 8,000-acre Biltmore estate, built by George Vanderbilt is considered “America’s largest home.” Christmas at Biltmore (pictures above) is a ticketed seasonal extravaganza where visitors can tour the estate and sprawling gardens to see elaborately decorated Christmas trees and over-the-top interiors brimming with holiday cheer. Come for a day tour, or buy a ticket to Candlelight Christmas Evenings at the Biltmore for a magical holiday experience, and book a room at The Inn on Biltmore Estate for the full Vanderbilt experience.
Have a healthy weekend, enjoy your travels, Keep the Faith!
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