You can only do so much in the house to not get bored when stuck there for the holiday season. Nearly 25 million Americans avoid the tedium by heading out come winter vacation time with many travel agencies as well as hotels and resorts on their heels eager to corner their business. A winter holiday can be had any number of places. For vacations on a budget people can turn to the various packages provided by hotels along with winter ski resorts and cruises to temperate regions that are only too eager to accommodate the holiday crowds. Rock bottom rates can often be had at a number of cruise liners too.
There are ski lodges and resorts dotting the Stowe Vermont to Lake Tahoe east to west landscape if you are into a fun snow filled holiday. Possibly the most renowned ski places are found somewhere in Colorado. Lots of stars go off into Vail for the winter which features 3800 acres for skiing. Folks can look forward to different activities from ice hockey to snowmobiling to helicopter skiing to cross country ski touring to dog sledding to sleigh rides. Colorado is also home to Telluride which boasts of interesting resorts that have lately captured the attention of rich luminaries.
Aside from the 300 room hotel equipped with ski lifts and standing at an elevation of roughly 8000 feet there are lots of other places in Beaver Creek providing superb accommodations. Other Colorado ski resort destinations include those in Copper Mountain as well as Keystone. Lake Tahoe found in northern California and Big Bear and Mammoth in the southern portion are what confront skiers in the West Coast.
For those on a budget, skiers can also enjoy winter fun without paying resort prices. A number of hostelries dot the major cross country and downhill landscape. Prime spots are those in Aspen or Jackson Hole or Killington or the Squaw or Taos Ski Valley.
Children friendly destination options are likewise plentiful. Some hotels in New York provide special menus such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as well as special recreational programs like scavenger hunts, cookie baking, kite flying and sand castle building. Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, located at the foot of the Smokey Mountains, has been enjoyed by holiday families for 70 years. This place features mountain sunrises, woodland trails, fireside gatherings and home furnishings that recall colonial times.
People pay Walt Disney World in Florida a visit lots of times each year too to make their vacation dreams come true. You will see Douglas firs lined with lights along with toy soldiers moving forward plus the elaborate parades and musical presentations. Someone who is always up for anything sugary will be delighted to drop by the Pennsylvania Hersheypark in the region of Hershey.
In the US travelers have lots of destination options that are rich in both history and local flavor. For true blue Colonial American vacations heading out to Williamsburg Virginia will do the trick as the city fathers treat travelers to a festive 17th century celebration of the Jamestown Settlement holiday. Celebrate the holidays country style at a Nashville lodging place but for some French inspiration head on down to New Orleans for their yearly Christmas event. Guests get in on the city night life by jazz cruising aboard the riverboat Creole Queen and sampling the unique rebellion dinners given by several restaurants. Riding a cruise ship will take travelers to a whole new level of excitement too. Reputable cruising companies offer a variety of holiday trip locations.
Winter travel is another great time for doing some shopping. Dropping by remote stores and shopping will not be a problem with most of the leading cities that feature hotels offering special rates. Tourists with unlimited cash flow catch the attention of the San Francisco Bay Area.