As we see the end of the year approaching, many of us have just one thing on our minds – going on vacation! If you’re like us and thinking about where the best places to travel in December are, the best vacation spots, and warm places to visit in December, or perhaps even cozy vacation ideas, take a look below to see what our travel advisors suggested as the best places to travel in December 2020, or the future.
Dubai In December
Despite Dubai being an Islamic state, the festive season of Christmas brings together people of all faiths to embrace this joyous time of year and witness the magical transformation of the city. With warm, balmy weather expected during this time of year, the magic of a White Christmas can still be experienced thanks to Dubai’s world-class indoor ski resorts, offering the best of both worlds and everything else between. And as for the shopping…well, can you just imagine how this shopping paradise prepares itself for a Christmas shopping extravaganza that the world can only dream of keeping up with? For the more adventurous souls, why not head into the desert for the day and experience sandboarding or 4-wheeled adrenaline in a monster dune-basher on the dunes!
South Africa In December
If you’re looking for a warm place to visit in December for your vacation, South Africa ticks that box and so much more! Besides the glistening beaches around the coastal regions of the country, the atmosphere and vibe created by the cosmopolitan locals set the scene for the ultimate December vacation destination. Travel just a few hours inland to the Kruger National Park and embark on a safari to track down the Big 5 lazing beneath the blazing Summer sun.
Mexico In December
From as early as December 12th, Mexico is alive with festivities and celebrations, making it the perfect destination for those wanting to enjoy a lively place to visit in December. The tradition of ‘posadas’ is essentially a Christmas party extending through the festive season, accompanied by an abundance of traditional food, drink, and piñatas. Along the way, expect fascinating and elaborate nativity scenes and theatrical presentations known as ‘Pastorelas’. With Mexico’s cooler weather in the north and warmer weather in the south during December, it’s the ideal destination to visit for all travelers.
Costa Rica In December
For a dreamy, tropical December vacation, Costa Rica has to be one of the best places to visit – especially for travelers from the United States and Canada who can arrive via just a short flight. Spending the festive season in Costa Rica is a vibrant and colorful experience, surrounded by elaborate decorations and dazzling lighting, Christmas parades and festivals, and of course, the multitude of activities that Costa Rica is known for. From Costa Rica’s breathtaking beaches to the Festival de la Luz in San Jose, spending December in this paradise will certainly be one for the cards!
Charleston In December
Take a trip back in time by spending Christmas in Charleston. Picture Winter festivals, historic mansions adorned with lavish garlands and heirloom decorations, concerts, and light displays, and charming holiday traditions inherited from the earliest settlers. Other reasons why Charleston is one of the best places to visit in December has to be the exceptional Christmas shopping experience and the never-ending selection of Christmas activities on offer.
Colorado In December
Colorado’s storybook mountain towns blanketed with snow and adorned with dazzling Christmas lights create the ultimate atmosphere for those wanting to experience an authentic white Christmas! While each town in Colorado encompasses its own unique charm, a few of our favorites include Ouray, known as “Switzerland of America,” Colorado Springs’ the North Pole, and the quaint ski town of Telluride. For a December vacation in Colorado that takes you off the beaten track and covers the hidden gems of this magical destination, get in touch with the Art In Voyage Team for a tailor-made, exclusive experience.
Alberta, Canada, In December
Canada in its entirety is a winter wonderland that sets the scene for a magical December vacation. Alberta specifically is home to some of the most captivating towns, each giving you a little slice of mountain paradise. If the experience of being in Alberta during December is not already enough, the region also boasts three iconic ski resorts for the perfect ski vacation – Banff Sunshine, Mt Norquay, and Lake Louise Ski Resort. To top off Alberta being one of our most recommended places to visit in December is that extra bit of sparkle it offers in the form of the spectacular Northern Lights displays that are common during this Winter period!