Cupid's Pulse Article: Popular Vacation Spots: 7 Places to Make the Most of Holiday BreakCupid's Pulse Article: Popular Vacation Spots: 7 Places to Make the Most of Holiday Break

By Karley Kemble

With many winter holidays around the corner, you’re bound to have some time off. Sure, you have your normal holiday traditions, but maybe you feel like changing it up this year. Winter is a wonderful time to travel because there are so many places decked out for the holidays!

If you’re feeling adventurous and have been bitten by the travel bug, Cupid has some ideas of where you can go to make the most of your holiday season!

1. Christmas Town, USA: The town of McAdenville in North Carolina transforms into a quaint little Christmas mecca during the month of December – straight out of a Hallmark movie! The city itself is decked out with over 50,000 lights, not to mention that basically every house in the city limits is decorated as well! This is a must-visit.

2. Vienna, Austria: Anywhere in Europe is definitely an amazing holiday getaway, let’s be real. Vienna is known for its quaint holiday markets, filled with delicious foods and gifts galore! There are tons of lights and displays around the city. Advent concerts are also regular holiday events, so look out for those, too.

3. New York, New York: A true and iconic American classic, a visit to New York during the holidays is something everybody should see at least once in their lifetime. The iconic Rockefeller Center tree is truly breathtaking, and most store windows are lavishly decorated for the holidays! Also, if you love ice skating, get over to Bryant Park Winter Village and check out their iconic holiday rink. It’s truly something marvelous.

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4. Boulder, Colorado: If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, look no further than Boulder. In all honesty, you can go anywhere in Colorado during the holidays and it’s guaranteed to be beautiful. Plus, Boulder is famed for its lavish resorts and picture-perfect ski slopes – so if that’s up your alley, you should book a flight ASAP!

5. Copenhagen, Denmark: There are many places to visit in Denmark, but one you absolutely have to check out is Tivoli Gardens. Beautiful throughout other seasons, the gardens transform into a holiday oasis with festive lights and decorations! Another noteworthy location is Kronprinsensgade street – known for its “blanket” of Christmas lights that hang above the buildings.

6. Nuremberg, Germany: Get yourself in the holiday spirit with some Nuremberg gingerbread and take a stagecoach tour around town. Germany is a perfect holiday destination that will surely amaze you. Shop around for unique and magnificent ornaments to bring home for all your loved ones, or stop by the iconic Children’s Christmas Market and check out the merry-go-round!

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7. Disneyland or Disneyworld: There’s something about visiting the Disney Parks during the holiday season that is so timeless. Disney really works their magic and decks out their parks – there is no nook or cranny left undecorated. There are also special seasonal events and shows that are totally worth checking out, and yummy holiday themed concessions. Definitely check out any of the resorts for a happy holiday getaway – after all, these parks are called some of the happiest places on earth for a reason!

Where are your favorite places to go during the holidays for a winter getaway? Share below!