Top Destinations for a December Vacation
During the bustling holiday season, it can feel like December passes by in the blink of an eye. If you can manage to slip away for a trip this month, or planning a luxury cruise vacation for 2018, now is the time to pinpoint your ideal destination. We’ve gathered the best hotspots for a December getaway so you can be ready to cash in the best cruise deal packages of the year when they arrive this wave season! Whether you choose a winter wonderland or a sunny getaway, you’re December vacation is sure to be one to remember. Start here…
Vienna is always magical, but it’s even more so in December. The city comes alive when the snow is falling, the Christmas markets are up, and there’s holiday music in the air. Wiener Christkindlmarkt am Rathausplatz is one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the world, and is filled with ornaments, handmade goods, delicious food, mulled wine, and roasted chestnuts. Plus, Vienna is known for its Viennese coffeehouses, which are perfect to spend a winter afternoon in.
Los Cabos, Mexico
Cabo is the perfect winter playground for those trying to get a little bit of sand and sun. With over 30 miles of picture-perfect coastline, Los Cabos is an ideal getaway spot. There’s an array of watersports including scuba diving, waterskiing, and more, incredible nightlife, fabulous restaurants, and incredible golf courses. Be sure and take a boat ride to see the famous Arches right off the coast of Cabo!
Big Island, Hawaii
Hawaii is a popular spot to visit in December, but the Big Island is significantly less crowded, making it a perfect spot for a December vacation. Plus, there is less rain on the Big Island in the winter than other islands so you’ll have plenty of sunny beach days. Spend your days snorkeling, laying by the beach, sipping mai-tais, and exploring waterfalls and volcanoes. It doesn’t get better than life on island time.
If you’re looking for a dose of Christmas spirit, head to Munich this month. With over 20 Christmas markets to choose from, there’s no shortage of holiday festivities to partake in. The original market, Christkindlmarkt, is the oldest in the city and dates back to the 14th century and is truly magical! All the Christmas markets are festive and fun, and perfect for spending a wintery evening. Since it’s cold out, it’s the perfect time to fill up on hearty German foods like bratwursts and pretzels, and sweet treats like strudel and waffles.
There’s never a bad time to go to Italy, but December is a great time if you want to skip the lines and crowds. Positano is a picturesque coastal town that is filled with tourists in the summertime, but you’ll have the town to yourself in December. You’ll be able to take in the sweeping panoramic views, enjoy authentic Italian food, and marvel at the ancient churches and buildings. Positano is perfect for a romantic Italian getaway!
If you’re able to get away for a December vacation, it’s more than worth it. If you’ve had a tropical vacation on your mind or are looking for a festive holiday destination, these five spots are absolutely perfect. Get ready to pack your bags this December!
Ready for your December vacation? Here are a few of our favorite luxury cruises that will take you to these incredible spots…
- AmaWaterways Sailings to Vienna
- Regent Cruises Sailings to Mexico
- Crystal Cruises Sailings to Hawaii
- Avalon Waterways Sailings to Munich
- Oceania Cruises Sailings to Italy