The holiday season is upon us once again, and it happens to be the perfect time to travel. Whether you are taking the whole family on a Christmas getaway or are planning a fun New Years Eve out with your friends, these five cities on our Holiday Hot List are a great place to start your planning.
1. Miami, Florida, USA
Miami is a city filled with sizzling beach bodies, incredible nightlife, and phenomenal art. It is a terrific getaway destination for both families and singles looking to mingle. Miami offers a variety of wonderful restaurants ranging in cuisine, price, and atmosphere. Waterfront, family-style, low-key, date-night, special occasion, party-ready. You desire it, Miami has it. Begin your day at the beach at one of South Beach’s many gorgeous hotel's located directly on the water, later, spend some time shopping on Lincoln Avenue, and complete your night with a memorable dinner at one of hundreds of fantastic culinary options. Miami is tourist hub in the United States, and the reasons are obvious.
OUR TIP: Make sure not to miss the unique graffiti beauty of the Wynwood Walls.
2. Courchevel, French Alps, France
If skiing in one of the worlds most luxurious winter destinations is your idea of the perfect holiday, then find yourself in Courchevel, located in the French Alps. A long time hidden treasure for many of the world's top celebrities and millionaires, Courchavel can take anyones breath away. With 162 ski lifts, Courchevel is the perfect place from skiers of any level. The unique thing about Courchevel is that it is not just one ski village, like the average ski town, it is instead a collection of many distinctly different villages linked together by ski lifts and bus services. Whatever village you choose to stay in, or whichever villages you choose to visit during your stay, it is guaranteed that your trip to Courchevel will be memorable.
OUR TIP: Indulge and enjoy some Apres Ski food and drink if you are not one for winter sports.
3. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
If you are a fan of stunning sunsets, golden beaches, salsa dancing until sunrise, and stunning rolling hills, then Rio De Janeiro may be the choice for your holiday destination. This is another option that is perfect for both a family getaway as well as a destination to live it up with some friends. Visit Copacabana Beach, catch a game at the famous Maracana Stadium, take in the beauty of Pao De Acucar, and indulge in impeccable Brazilian food and nightlife. Rio will be an energetic and one-of-a-kind vacation that will make you wonder why you ever spent the holidays at home.
OUR TIP: Make sure to take one of many available hikes in Rio to soak in unforgettable views.
2. Cape Town, South Africa
While this may be a lengthy travel from almost anywhere in the world, Cape Town is well worth the trip. Another warm weather destination on our list, our winter holidays is actually South Africa’s summer season. Cape Town is known for its variety in landscape, cultures, and impeccable cuisine. Visit the famous Table Mountain National Park which defines this beautiful city. Explore and enjoy the cities many areas and locations for art and design. Take a stroll in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Whatever you chose to do, Cape Town will leave you wanting to drop your life elsewhere and move right in.
OUR TIP: Visit one of Cape Town’s beautiful wineries and wine farms.
1. New York, New York, USA
It’s up to you, New York, New York! A city so iconic it needs no introduction. If spending your holidays in an energetic city that never sleeps filled with glitz and glamour is what you are craving, then New York is a must for you. The choices are endless on things to do when it comes to New York. Filled with many family activities, unique shows, and spectacular New Years Eve parties - New York never disappoints. See one of Broadway's famous musicals. Or perhaps get your holiday spirit up with The Rockettes. Enjoy eating at some of the worlds best restaurants and most intriguing hidden gems or sipping on your favorite cocktails in star-studded bars. The choice is yours - the experience is unbeatable. New York is calling.
OUR TIP: Grab a drink at one of New York City’s many rooftop bars to enjoy sprawling city views.