When it comes to the Christmas holiday, no one can beat the United States. It’s the country that celebrates Christmas in the right manner. The cities in the USA shine brightly during Christmas. Whether visitors are planning for Christmas shopping, Christmas trees, Santa Clauses or decorated streets, the United States has everything to offer its visitors. If you are planning to take a holiday in December and enjoy Christmas the classic way then there are many cities you can visit.
If you are planning to visit Washington, plan the trip for December. When the streets are covered with lights and the entire city hums with the season. December is said to be one of the most cheerful times in Washington D.C. The city is bustling with the holiday atmosphere embedded in garlands, lights, sparkles and bows. Visitors can take part in events like Christmas walking tours, Christmas carols and visit the national Christmas tree. There are many museums and friendly parks to explore here also. Tourists don’t need to worry about renting a car because they can easily access the mass transit.
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Chicago is also known as the “Windy City”, and there are many places to visit for the tourists. People in Chicago celebrate Christmas in the perfect way and rejoice over the holidays. Visitors from all over the world come to Chicago during this time of year. They dine at the base of the great tree, walk and view the beautiful Macy’s animated window display, click pictures at the decorated trees and enjoy the city to the fullest. Chicago is ranked in the top ten cities for their soul-warming pizza, cozy weather in the bar and a night at the theater. To enjoy Christmas at its best, you should go to the northerly islands and see the featured ice sculptures, meet the lovely Siberian huskies and enjoy the various snow rides.
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Boston gets a lot of visitors annually. Therefore there isn’t a price fluctuation by season, though the prices are high during autumn months. Winters are snowy in Boston and people prefer indoor activities like visiting museums, the excellent dining, food festivals and holiday celebrations. There are a lot of things you can do in December in Boston. The city is rich in history and cultural heritage. When you are in Boston, you can catch a game of hockey, play basketball, enjoy the night theater, watch performing art at the ballet or opera house and catch the various events occurring during December.
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The city of Buffalo is surrounded by landscapes. It is very close to nature and has a lot of things to do and places to visit. It’s the second largest metropolis in New York and receives nearly four major snowstorms every year. The Buffalo City Park is a major attraction and includes a boathouse, a gazebo and many more things. The city is rich in art and culture and many history lovers visit this place and admire its beauty. Buffalo hosts many events in December. The downtown Buffalo Christmas tree lighting is one of them. This festival is the official opening of for ice skating, and after the tree is lit, visitors can enjoy balloon art, free ice-skating, horse and wagon rides and clowns all over the city. First Night Buffalo, which is a drug and alcohol free celebration of New Year, is also hosted in the city. Other free entertainment programs like poetry, puppet shows, comedy and dance also take place during this event.
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Stamford, in New England, is one of the finest places to visit in winter. You can take your small kids and visit the place in December. There are tons of family attractions that can be visited including fun events and lights occurring during the month of December. The entire city in lit during this time. The Latham Park Christmas tree lighting and Santa repelling down many floors of the Landmark Building is worth admiring. If you are fond of ice skating, you can even enjoy it at this place.
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Manchester lights up perfectly during winter, and there are lot of places and things to do here. Kaleidoscope Children’s Museum and the SSE Science Museum are the top attractions to visit. Every member of family can have a great time when they are in Manchester, New Hampshire. Tourists love to indulge in ice skating, watch hockey at the Verizon Wireless Arena or go to a symphony concert.
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If you are planning to visit Alaska in December, then you should pack your bags with heavy winter clothes. Alaska is very cold, especially in North Pole. Winter is the best time in Alaska to see the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. If you are ready to have fun with the chilly winds and snow, Alaska is beautiful this time of year.
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Florida is the first choice of the tourists when it comes to having a vacation in December. The state has mild temperatures, and visitors don’t have to be in their jackets all the time. Florida is a beach place, and thus, many beach lovers flock to the state in search of some peaceful and fun times with friends and family. Tourists, who travel to Florida during Christmas time, like to visit Disney World. During Christmas Disney World is the best; it’s lighted and gorgeously decorated. Throughout the state, you can see the twinkling lights and boat parades; the city is in a festive mood with decorations all over.
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Colorado is a U.S. state which made up of the Rocky Mountains and the Colorado Plateau. Planning a holiday here in December makes great sense because you can enjoy the snowy slopes and the cozy weather of the city. If skiing is your hobby, then this is the best place in the United States to explore your hobby. Colorado is home to the resort towns of Aspen and Vail, the best skiing centers. It is also home to NORAD, a government agency that normally tracks Santa on Christmas Eve.
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Puerto Rico is a Caribbean Island off the coast of the United States of America and is located in the Caribbean Sea. If you are planning to go to Puerto Rico in December, you will surely enjoy the weather. Visitors can get a break from the cold when they are here. It’s a great place to spend your holidays and take good memories back with you. If you are wishing for the stunning surfing waves, perfect sunbathing or planning to play golf, Puerto Rico is the best place to explore these things. Visitors have a lot to do like playing tennis, fishing, scuba diving, horse riding and kayaking. The best part about this place is its weather, and it has various places to explore. You can indulge in the windsurfing and the parasailing. During Christmas the entire city lights up and there are wonderful decorations all over. Christmas begins early in Puerto Rico and lasts longer.
[More Info: 10 Reasons to See Puerto Rico in the Winter]
Above are the best destination of USA to travel in December. If you are just now making plans to celebrate new year’s eve, consider one of these cities.
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