Places to Travel in December

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The month December is the season of festivities and fun. The most welcomed break from our routine, at the end of the year with Christmas and New Year just around the corner. It is the time with family and friends. Some like to spend this precious quality time at home and some like to have an exciting vacation. For those looking for a vacation here are few places you should not miss during this fabulous December month.


To start with, one of the best places to travel in December would be Goa. Goa is the land of beaches and shores. With its beautiful, vast seas and pristine water, Goa is one of the best destinations in India for the Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The famous Sunburn festival happens here during December which is the Asia’s largest music festival. Sunburn is an electronic dance music festival that is held in the beach with multiple stages with artists playing simultaneously. You can welcome the New Year in a party style here.

To beat the winter chill you can escape to Rio de Janerio. The mighty Copacabana beach has the best party for New Year in Rio. Many pack their bags to this party crazy destination. If you want to stay away from the crowd, there are serene beaches to spend some time for yourself or the enchanting firework display to keep you entertained.

Australia, famous for its Sydney Opera House looks spectacular during the Christmas season. There are some stunning fireworks display across the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the New Year’s Eve which can not be missed no matter where you are in the city. For the foodies you can hop to Tasmania which has Taste Festival. There is also Woodford Folk festival in Queensland which is the Australia’s biggest cultural festival.

Cruising around Hawaii and Mexico is fantastic during December. It is the best family vacation one can look forward to. The weather is excellent around this time of the year. To add to it the Christmas glitter and pomp is a big bonus for all and there are many things to do in a cruise. Spending time in Cancun, Mexico in a beautiful resort is very relaxing with a very nice weather. They have white sand beaches that are a visual treat.

Phuket in Thailand has the most popular regatta during December to celebrate the King of Thailand’s birthday. It is an island with many beach towns, each of these being unique in its own way. If you travel a little further you can go to the best diving destination, Similan Islands. This place is mostly done with rains by December and has clear skies and calm seas and is very inviting for the adventurous divers.

If you want to ski in the snow then head to Colorado. Some of the best ski resorts are present in Colorado which has powder snow. By December it would get sufficient snow for skiing. You can go to Vail, Squaw Valley or Jackson Hole. Also there are breathtaking hot springs in Glenwood Springs.

Last but not the least and if you do not mind the chillness, getaway to New York. With the Christmas and New Year in the season, the whole city is brightly decked up with exquisite lights and decorations. The ice skating in Rockefeller Center is a must during this season.