Best Places to Travel in December

Editor’s Note: Those who choose to travel are strongly encouraged to check local government restrictions, rules, and safety measures related to COVID-19 and take personal comfort levels and health conditions into consideration before departure.

This eventful year is coming to an end, and a vacation might be the best way to bid farewell to 2020. If you’re a fan of winter activities anticipating snow, crisp temperatures, and a mountain getaway, think about Breckenridge, Colorado where you’ll find holiday festivities as well as great skiing. Also located in picturesque mountains with cozy places to enjoy winter weather, we have Lenox, Massachusetts in the Berkshires and Highlands in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

If you prefer a summerlike climate for your end-of-the-year escape, consider Miami, Puerto Rico, or Los Cabos and picture yourself sunning on the beach or poolside with a cocktail in hand. The Hawaiian Islands are favorite winter destinations, and this month we’ve focused on Lanai and the Big Island. The Republic of Maldives also offers a number of socially-distant vacation opportunities in exclusive resorts or individual villas.

Closer to home for most of us, Palm Springs is mild in December and a great place for shopping or relaxing. Las Vegas is entertaining any time of year, and hotels, casinos, and restaurants are open with COVID-19 guidelines in place. Whatever your reasons for looking forward to the last month of 2020, I’m hoping you’ll end this year with a trip on your schedule.

These are the 11 best places to travel in December.

Related: More winter vacation ideas


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