With the holiday season quickly approaching, you may be in the midst of planning your perfect Christmas day. If your plans to stay home feel like a repeat of Christmas past, it’s time to shake things up. Out-of-town getaways are becoming increasingly popular with many people choosing to skip the stress of the season. Here are ten reasons that you should consider a Christmas vacation.
- Shorter Lines
If you choose to visit a popular tourist location like Disneyland, you’ll enjoy having more of the park to yourself. Many families spend Christmas at home, leaving beaches and amusement parks noticeably calmer than normal.
- Cheap Hotel Deals
Unfortunately plane tickets can be expensive during the holiday season because so many people fly home to spend time with family. Thankfully, most of those travelers forgo hotels and stay with the people they are visiting. Consequently, it’s easier to catch price breaks on hotels.
- No Gifts
While the holiday season is known for gift giving, buying presents can take a lot of time and money. Reduce your stress by replacing your gift budget with your vacation budget.
- Weather Change
If you live in a state where heavy or extreme snow is common, escaping to warmer climates can provide some much needed relief. Conversely, if you reside in a snow-free state, choosing a vacation spot where you can play in the snow will be a delightful treat.
- Avoid Stress
Maybe the thought of decorating or fellowshipping with a particular family member causes you anxiety. Why not sidestep the drama and leave your worries at home? A quick getaway to a distant locale is sure to keep your usual concerns at bay.
- Experience Christmas in a Different Culture
With a little research, you can plan a trip to another country that is also celebrating the holiday. Experiencing Christmas from a different point of view will be a fun learning experience for even the most seasoned travelers.
- Something New
If you’ve had a traditional holiday every year, doing something different for the first time can be an exciting change. While traditions hold a special place in the spirit of the holiday, throwing a little adventure into the mix never hurts.
- Company Vacation Time
If you need to clear vacation time with your boss, carefully timing a trip can be difficult. However, vacationing over Christmas break can reduce the number of company vacation days that need to be approved since most businesses voluntarily give employees several days off around the holiday.
- Meet up with Family on Location
Holiday family time doesn’t need to be limited to home. Get together with your extended family to plan a destination Christmas instead. Consider meeting up on location to celebrate the holiday in style.
- More Memorable
Traveling somewhere new always creates countless memories. Doing so during Christmas doubles the impact. Ditching tradition is a bit taboo, but feeling like a rebel always gets the adrenaline flowing.
A trip to a faraway land is sure to provide the Christmas adventure of a lifetime. Sometimes providing a shared experience is more valuable than any material gift that you could give. So get the family together, pick a destination and enjoy your holiday.