It’s finally that time of the year – you can think of relaxing for a couple of weeks. Why? Christmas of course, then the New Year. After around 350 days of toiling in your busy schedule, late December is a time in which we all let off some steam. There is no college to worry about – all the presentations, projects, assignments and finals have been left behind. Work gets a little less hectic, and everywhere there is a generally festive mood, for it’s the holidays. Speaking of which, you’re surely taking advantage of the holiday sales rampant everywhere. If you are, just a tip; you can sell your credit card points for cash online. Moving on, we can focus on places you might want to travel to for Christmas, provided you’re not spending time at home – perhaps you want a family trip, something a little different this time? So we’ve compiled a neat little list of the best small towns for Christmas in the US.
A Bavarian-styled village in the state of Washington, Leavenworth is located in the Cascade Mountains. It has alpine style buildings with restaurants serving fine German beer. It gives off a quaint European feel, which during the snow, gives it a picturesque splendor. It is a fine place to visit with the family for some peace and quiet.
Located in southwest Missouri, Branson is an Ozark town which is renowned as a fine place for a family vacation with its quiet air and numerous family-friendly places such as great theatres and shopping malls. During December each year, this town holds the Ozark Mountain Festival, which is a month long holiday extravaganza filled with festive music and Christmas lights and beautiful decorations. Sipping hot chocolate while strolling along its neatly ornate decorations is what a winter holiday is all about.
Vermont is known for his beautiful towns nestled among great mountains, and Woodstock is no different. During Christmas, bathed in snow and festive lighting, this little town looks something out of a fairytale or a greeting card. It also hosts the Woodstock Wassail Weekend, during which historic homes and farms open for everyone amid celebrations. You’ll feel like you’re in a dream.
Asheville, is home to the mammoth Biltmore Estate, which houses the Biltmore House. This Chateauseque mansion was completed around 1895 and is the largest privately owned house in the US at over 175,000 square feet. It is still owned by descendants of George Vanderbilt, it is one of the most famous tourist attractions locally. And for Christmas, it gets decorated. There are many other Christmas Eve activities in the offing in the mountain town and many people come here to celebrate Christmas.
You might be wondering that Christmas is a time for family, and we agree, but sometimes it’s good to break free of the traditional holiday and try something new, like experiencing Christmas elsewhere. As a reminder, if you did shop, remember that you can sell your credit card points for cash.