December is just around the corner, and planning a vacation for December can feel overwhelming alongside holiday shopping and year-end festivities. Whether you’re seeking a warm-weather hideaway or want to experience the holiday spirit in a snow-covered town, you’ll find it in these destinations.
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Exciting places to visit this December
1. Phuket, Thailand
One of the finest places to visit this December is Phuket. Some of Thailand’s most well-known beaches are found in Phuket, a mountainous, rainforested island in the Andaman Sea. These beaches are mostly found along the western shore’s clear waters.
Numerous luxurious beach resorts, spas, and restaurants can be found on the island. The capital, Phuket City, includes bustling marketplaces and historic storefronts. The primary resort town, Patong, is home to several bars, clubs, and discos.
2. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai must be included while discussing one of the world’s most picturesque locations. This United Arab Emirates destination will have pleasant weather and less showers if you visit during this month.
However, if you plan to shop at the sizable Dubai Mall, enjoy some sun at Jumeirah Public Beach, or take a stroll through the famed Bastakiya Quarter, be ready to share the space with other tourists.
3. Florence, Italy
One of the finest times to visit Florence is in December since the city’s streets are bustling with festive activity and the temperature is still pleasant.
Winter officially begins in Italy in December, when the national average temperature falls to 13°C. Although you’ll need a down jacket you can pack, this is still a great time to visit a popular city sans the crowds.
4. Vienna, Austria
During December, Vienna also has fantastic Christmas markets, which only get better as the holidays approach. Everyone, in our opinion, should visit Vienna during the winter at least once in their lives!
5. Park City, USA
When Park City’s biggest resorts, such as Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort, reopen for the winter ski season in December, winter sports enthusiasts will adore the city.
But even if you don’t ski or snowboard, there are many of other activities in the area.
6. Quebec City, Canada
When looking for a serene and lovely location to spend your December vacations, Quebec City is likewise a top alternative.
Despite how lovely it may sound, you can buy in Quartier Petit-Champlain for gifts or for yourself. Additionally, Quebec City’s architecture from the 17th and 18th centuries enable you to experience European culture without having to pay for a flight across the water. Just make sure to dress warmly. In December, temperatures can fall below zero. Not a wonderful spot to find love, does it?
7. Helsinki, Finland
There are many fun activities to do and excellent food to eat in Helsinki, which is a lovely city to explore.
Around Christmas, we stayed for a week and had the best time ever sightseeing. Even though Helsinki isn’t the classic European city break destination, Finland is nonetheless worth visiting.
8. Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown is your best bet if you prefer a warm vacation versus a cold one covered with snow. You’ll enjoy warmer weather and better circumstances for its renowned adventure activities thanks to its welcoming attitude.
Take a skydive or paragliding trip to see the area from above or bungee jump from the Kawarau Bridge for the ultimate leap of faith.
9. Hawaii, USA
Hawaii is the best place to escape the onset of winter. More active visitors can walk in Akaka Falls State Park or visit Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park to see the almost 4,000-foot-tall Kilauea volcano.
Although you’ll probably be up against other snowbirds in December, Big Island hotel rates are often less expensive than those on nearby islands.
10. Paris, France
Christmas in Paris is simply enchanting. Christmas in Paris is as refined as the city itself. Paris is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It is famous throughout the world for the Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Eiffel Tower. It is known for being a romantic and cultural city. The city is also well-known for its high-quality gastronomy and café terraces.
Each year, special Christmas and classical music concerts are held in several of Paris’s magnificent historical churches and other venues, including the Sainte-Chapelle, Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and Eglise de la Madeleine, to name a few.