South America has one of the largest Christian populations in the world and, as such, you can probably imagine Christmas is kind of a big deal down there. That’s why it’s one of the top destinations for travel during the holiday season. Check out these incredible experiences where locals love celebrating Old Saint Nick.
Brazil’s largest and loudest city doesn’t tone it down for the holiday season. Christmas markets, streets filled with lights and plenty of revelers make it a wonderful place to celebrate the holidays. Stick around after the big day and you’ll get to experience the world’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration, Rio’s Reveillon.
For Christmas, Peru’s capital city puts on a fireworks show to rival anything you’ve seen on the Fourth of July. Just before the sky lights up, all of churches in the city hold a giant mass, called Misa de Gallo, at exactly 10 p.m. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the birth of Jesus, or just experience a wonderful display of culture.
This cosmopolitan city in Argentina knows how to throw a party, and the weather here is just right for anyone looking to get away from the cold and snow that typically accompanies Christmas up north. Spend your holiday relaxing on the beach and enjoying the shows put on by the local restaurants before nabbing a great spot to view the annual Christmas fireworks show at midnight.
The Andes aren’t quite as snow-capped during Christmastime in Santiago as they are earlier in the year, but they still offer some incredible views. These, along with the brilliant display of lights and trees, make the city a true treat during the holiday season. It’s also a short drive to numerous, quaint mountain towns that really carry the Christmas feel.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
One of the more well-known traffic circles along D.C.’s Massachusetts Avenue is Dupont Circle, a thriving area with a long history of bustling restaurants, bars and shops. When passing through the namesake park in the center of the circle, you’re surrounded by countless opportunities to dive into D.C. culture.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
If you visit the Cayman Islands during the beginning of November you may be met with something a little strange. During the first three weekends of the month, the Cayman Islands celebrate their cultural heritage and pirate legends during the Pirates Week Festival.