Whether you prefer escaping the cold winter weather or embracing it, some of the best places to travel in December include both. No matter what your weather preference may be, we have compiled a list of our favorite places to travel in December 2018. So whether you are looking for the perfect winter wonderland or a tropical paradise where you can sip cocktails on the beach, we have covered all options on our wishlist below.
1) Quebec City, Canada- Best Places to Travel in December
If you are looking to get out of the US, while staying somewhat close to home, consider Quebec City. The old city covered in snow reminds us of what Santa’s village would look like. Imagine, horse-drawn carriages strolling through the streets while ice rinks magically appear for ice-skating. The cobblestone alleys and French street names have you thinking for a second that you’re in Paris until you remember the snow-covered roads. For those of you looking for that winter wonderland, Quebec is the perfect spot!
2) Ischgl & Vienna, Austria- Best Places to Travel in December
Besides winter wonderland destinations in North America, there are dozens of beautiful destinations all over Europe. If you’re an avid skier and want to experience some of the most amazing slopes in the world, then head to Ischgl, Austria, for the experience of a lifetime. Picture skiing through the picturesque snow-covered Swiss Alps during the day, and cozying up by the warm fireplace at night. If you prefer to sit back, relax and take in the spirit of the holiday season head to Vienna where you can find a Christmas market with over 140 vendors! The backdrop for the market is the historic Gothic styled City Hall, which glistens with festive lights during the holidays. You can even have the pleasure of experiencing the Vienna Boys Choir belt out their favorite Christmas tunes, whiling singing along with them at the Hofburgkapelle chapel!
3) Sydney, Australia- The Best Places to Travel in December
Though some of us love the brisk winter air, others want to escape the cold and head for the warmer weather. During the Western hemisphere’s winter, it is Australia’s summer, making it the perfect time to visit. Home of the kangaroos, the architecturally magnificent Sydney Opera House, and Great Barrier Reef. Even more, turkey BBQs on the beach and nightly carol concerts make visiting the lively city of Sydney an experience to remember. Furthermore, the holiday festivities don’t end there! After Christmas, you’ll find yourself cheering along the Sydney Harbour with crowds of enthusiastic Aussies for the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
4) Los Cabos- Best Places to Travel in December
If you are looking for a tropical paradise destination that isn’t half way around the world then look no further. Los Cabos is the perfect warm weather spot if you live in the USA or North America. You can experience some ultimate holiday season adventures by going whale watching in the deep blue sea, horseback riding during sunset on the sandy white beaches, and of course enjoying a cocktail on the beach in the warm Cabo sun. Some of the best New Year’s Eve parties take place in Los Cabo where bright colored fireworks light up the evening sky, while you dance the night away to a live band.
5) New York City, USA- Best Places to Travel in December
New York City is absolutely magical during the Holidays. There is truly nothing like walking through the bustling streets of NYC, while the snow is falling, lights are glistening and storefronts are fully decorated showcasing their best holiday cheer. From seeing the Rockefeller Christmas tree to ice skating and drinking hot cocoa, to experiencing the amazing Holiday market in Bryant Park, to catching your favorite Broadway musical, you’ll certainly leave this city wanting more.