This winter head to the Caribbean for great relaxation, adventure and value. Cancun, Mexico's warm waters, ancient Mayan history, great partying and vibrant Mexican cultural offerings make it a one-stop shop. Stay at Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort, winner of our 10Best Readers' Choice award for Best All-Inclusive Resort to complete your experience.
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Ski Park City This December
Historic Park City, Utah is a winter wonderland with something for everyone in the family. Skiers, snowboarders and snow bunnies will love all there is to do in way of outdoor fun. Luxurious ski resorts and over one hundred restaurants make Park City a great choice for those interested in a traditional winter getaway.
Calling all beach bums, art lovers and shopaholics! This December head to Miami, Florida and find out for yourself why they call it "The Magic City." Wear your flips flops from the boutique to the shore and don't forget to check out the world-famous international art fair, Art Basel, while you're down there.
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Go Golf Crazy in Palm Springs
The living is easy when you're staying in Palm Springs, California. Go for the sunshine and mild weather; stay for the golf. Courses, resorts, and country clubs abound, including Indian Wells Country Club, one of the original hosts of the Bob Hope classic tournament.
London, England makes getting in the holiday spirit a piece of cake. Christmas markets and fairs, holiday shows, amazing Christmas light displays and an assortment of ice skating rinks make this city one of the best choices for holiday travel this December. Highlights include a Christmas fair inside the historic Kew Gardens and an ice-skating rink at the foot of Hampton Court Palace.
Get your shopping done and pretty much anything else you can think of at one of the 530 stores in Bloomington, Minnesota's Mall of America. Over 18 million people visit this sprawling nearly-100-acre mall each year. Nickelodeon Universe, a theme park, anchors the mall's center, and alongside all your favorite shops, you'll find the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium, too.
Winner of the 10Best Readers' Choice Award for Best Place to Watch a Sunset, Clearwater Beach, Florida is a great pick for those looking to trade snow banks for sand bars. St. Petersburg and Clearwater offer comfortable weather year-round, letting you make the most of their wonderful beaches and parks.
Get cozy this December in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Canyon Road Farolito Walk is a Christmas Eve in Santa Fe tradition, but long before the 24th, the city's most charming stretch of galleries and shops is decked out for the holidays. Walk this famous historic arts district before settling in for the night at one of Santa Fe's many fine dining destinations.
Vibrant nightlight and beautiful beaches make Aruba a great pick if you're looking for an island adventure this winter. Take off your snorkel long enough to explore the island's land-based natural beauty, including stunning rock formations and caves. After a day in the sun, you'll want to relax at your resort before heading out for dinner and gambling at one of Aruba's many casinos.
Honolulu, Big Island and Kauai are Hawaii's jewels. This holiday season treat yourself to the mother of all island vacations. With incredible natural beauty, surfing, swimming, scuba diving, and more, a visit to the 50th state is a great way to say Aloha to winter.
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