Christmas might be touted as the time when you’re supposed to get together with family, but for some people the thought of spending the day surrounded by relatives makes them run in fear. Here are a few alternate destinations for your Christmas getaway.
If you’re looking to keep it local, there’s no better destination than our most tropical state. The flights are a tad expensive during the holidays but you’ll have less competition for prime beach spots with everyone busy opening up presents indoors.
Koh Samui, Thailand
Southeast Asia is one of the most affordable destinations in the world and December is smack dab in the middle of their warm season. It’s the perfect place to hit the beaches, get away from the cold and not break the bank. Instead of a cabin in the woods, how about a bungalow on the beach for a fourth of the price?
If you want to keep in the spirit of Christmas being a winter wonderland, stay close to home and head to Aspen. Instead of opening presents with the in-laws you can ski the slopes with friends. They also put on a pretty spectacular Christmas display, so you don’t have to avoid the holidays if you don’t want to.
This might seem like an odd addition to the list, but Rome is situated right next to one of the holiest places on Earth, Vatican City. If you truly want to embrace the holiday spirit then this is certainly a great place to get in touch with the Holy Ghost. Plus, with such a large religious population you can bet they put on quite a show.
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The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City played host to a star-studded list of celebrity chefs at the annual Savor Borgata food and wine festival. The two-day festival featured 22 events, including cooking demonstrations and exclusive meals with celebrity chefs. Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Michael Symon, Michael Schulson, Geoffrey Zakarian, Greg and Marc Sherry and special guest chef Alex Guarnaschelli were all in attendance. Puck, Flay, Symon, Sherry and Schulson all have restaurants at Borgata.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
Next to her wedding day, one of the bride-to-be's best and most memorable moments will be her bachelorette party. There are partiers, beach bums and a variety of bachelorettes, but this list is for foodies who want authentic cuisine and a good time. The three cities below are an excellent start for any foodies and her party.