Need a cure for your winter Wanderlust? You could spend another Christmas huddled around a fire with your in-laws, but on the other hand, you could escape for a week or two by going to a vacation somewhere else. Check out our five best christmas trips. But one word of advice: it pays to book as far in advance as possible because you won’t be the only one thinking about heading away then, and keep your phone charged while travelling with our great selection of powerbanks. Take a look at the list below for some perfect Christmas holidays.
These hidden gems are worth venturing off the beaten track for, we promise!
1. Exotic Christmas in Kauai
Kauai doesn’t have ice or snow, but it does offer other comparably fun and exciting things to do: unforgeable winter surf, whale watching and tropical island weather. Winter here is an exciting time. Not only will you enjoy a balmy, tropical Christmas, but the island offers a number of fun holiday events throughout the month of December, including the Festival of Lights, a lighted Christmas parade and Christmas hula concerts. This is also the season for whale watching. The island also gets some incredible surf during the winter. Of course, you can also just enjoy relaxing on the golden sands of many Beaches or viewing the numerous stunning waterfalls. Kauai is a place that revolves around family, embraces tradition, and promotes generosity to others, creating an ideal place to spend the holidays.
2. Urban Christmas in New York
Who can resist holiday season and Christmas in New York? Christmas in NYC is the stuff dreams are made of. You don’t have to head to the mountains in order to get that feeling of Christmas. One of the world’s biggest holiday destinations, New York’s most famous tourist spots get a makeover in the run-up to Christmas. Check out the dazzling Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, with its 30,000 twinkling fairy lights; stroll along Fifth Avenue, where the shops are aglow with festive window displays; go ice skating in Central Park; or marvel at Macy’s fantastical Santaland. If you really want to get in the mood, get tickets to one of the city’s famous Christmas shows – see the famous Rockettes in a performance of Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
3. Remote Christmas in Grindelwald
As we grow up, the excitement of Christmas seems to abandon us, but there are still a few places in Switzerland where we can relive the magical days of our childhoods. The village of Grindelwald sits at the foot of two dramatic peaks of the Swiss Alps, it’s so picturesque that it’s been used as the setting of a number of films. This notable winter resort destination stands apart from the rest due to its especially charming atmosphere during the holidays – so much so that it just might make you believe in Santa Claus again. You’ll find beautiful decorations lining the streets and massive Christmas trees around every corner, along with mulled wine and plenty of goods to purchase at the Grindelwalder market stands. White mountains, snowy forests and festive lights turn the “festival of all the senses” into a real Christmas fairytale.
4. Classic Christmas in Prague
Surely nowhere prettier in the snow than Prague. It is fairytale fabulous any day of the year, but come Christmas the Czech capital really twinkles. Christmas in Prague has an unforgettable atmosphere, you probably haven’t experienced Christmas lights until you’ve seen this city. Prague is well-known for its magnificent gothic architecture and unique folkloric traditions, and at Christmas, it’s truly unlike any other city of earth. The unique atmosphere of the medieval central Prague makes the Christmas Markets at the Old Town Square very popular. In contrast to some bigger markets across the Europe, the Prague Christmas Market is sort of familiar, which makes the whole experience more intensive.
5. Wild Christmas in the Phillipines
Dreaming of a white sand Christmas? Christmas in the Philippines has no equal. Strangely, hot and humid Philippines boasts the world’s longest Christmas season and one of the most unique Christmas celebrations in the world. The Filipino Holidays start in September and finish with the Feast of the Epiphany on 6th January. One of the most populous nations in Asia, the Philippines is an overwhelmingly Christian nation. As a result, while many countries concentrate on the commercial side of Christmas, Filipinos attend several masses throughout the Christmas season and faith forms an intrinsic part of celebrations. Besides that, the Philippines isn’t just about finding an isolated beach like Nacpan Beach (El Nido, Palawan) and getting catatonic. From kayaking to kiteboarding to canyoning to spelunking, the Philippines can capably raise any adrenaline junkie’s pulse.
What are you waiting for? Pick up a place and celebrate this Christmas like never before.