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Guide To The Best Places To Travel In December 2012
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Guide to the Best Places to Travel In December 2012

If you’re one of the many people seeking a holiday travel package, budget holiday travel package, travel package to someplace warm, or a great place to take the kids, consider these great alternatives. I’ve traveled in December on many occasions and found it to be a worthwhile but challenging endeavor. Here’s my hot list of the best places to travel in December 2012.

Best Places to Travel in December with Kids

Los Angeles, California and Orlando, Florida remain the best choice because of the availability of popular resort parks, beaches, and warm weather in December. Los Angeles, California has some nice parks and museums worth checking out. Orlando, Florida has many natural wilderness areas where you can spot birds, alligators and take a hike. Golf prices in Orlando, Florida are at an all time low. Expect good airfares if you plan early. Photograph shows Sea World in Orlando, Florida.

Best December Ski Deals

Vail, Colorado and the French Alps are the best places to get a great December ski deal. Snow can be tricky in the Cascade Mountain resorts in Washington state, check the ski reports after Thanksgiving when the first snows usually come. Winter flights to the ski destinations may be tricky with delays due to weather.

Best Places to Travel in December in Europe

Although Ireland can be a chilly 44F in December and it gets the most rain during that month, Ireland’s weather is normally 44F and with a good chance of rain. Ireland also has many, many fine golf courses, museums, places to hike, beaches and castles. My favorite city was Dublin. My favorite golf capitol was Limerick. Cheapest fares are likely to be to Istanbul, Turkey or to Madrid, Spain. The Costa del Sol is good for golf and beaches.

Best Places to Travel in December in the US Alone

Las Vegas, Nevada will deliver up a good Christmas buffet, comedy show, museums and shopping, and the usual gambling. Nearby Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park, and access to the old Route 66 can provide alternate sources of fun.

Best Places to Travel in December in the World

I found great weather in New Zealand in December. Hot spots include the culture in Auckland and Christchurch, birding, beaches, train trips and a lot more. Iceland can be an inexpensive trip especially from budget friendly Orlando, Florida. Iceland offers snow, hot tubs, northern lights and holiday cheer. Best December fares are offered to Montego Bay, Jamaica—I need to visit.


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Thanks Sheri for the travel info. Wish I could go!

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Cooper  

thank you for the information - good stuff

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