Its no surprise that the holidays produce the busiest traveling seasons. With people looking to get together with loved ones, travel is expected to be at an all-time high this upcoming holiday season. What may be surprising, however, is the fact that people are looking to travel outside of the box. This means that travelers may be meeting up with loved ones in non-traditional locations for the holidays this year. Consider the seasons most popular places to travel for the holidays and gain your own inspiration for an unforgettable vacation.
You may know people who have visited Cancun during spring break in college, but this southeastern city in Mexico has much more to offer than just a big party to college kids. Located right off the Caribbean Sea on the coveted Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun is one of the most popular beach vacation spots in the world. Between the blue waters and the white sands, it is no wonder that people are choosing a holiday in Cancun over a trip to the snow.
If the holidays have got you down, consider cheering up at the Happiest Place on Earth. Disney World is one of the most-traveled to places during the holidays for groups of all ages. Better yet, hotel rates and airfare to the surrounding city of Orlando have decreased from last year, making your dream vacation to see all your Mickey Mouse friends within reach.
Fort Myers, FL
Located in southwest Florida, Fort Myers is known for its white sandy beaches coupled with great shopping, golfing and dining. This city was also the Winter home for both Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, so be sure to stop by their estates for an unforgettable Christmas lights show while youre visiting.
This capital city of Puerto Rico is rich in history and culture. Originally founded by colonists from Spain, this city has grown into a Caribbean must-see over the centuries. Imagine spending the holidays in a lush tropical climate all while being able to immerse yourself into a unique culture. The fact that Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory also makes it easier to travel here because you dont need a passport.
New York City
The City That Never Sleeps is still one of the most popular holiday destinations. While the bustling city might not be your forte if youre accustomed to suburban living, there is no escaping the lure of the holiday festivities that New York City provides. Plan on staying through the New Year so you can experience the ultimate party in Times Square. Dont forget to take full advantage of all the shopping when you need a break from the festivities.