Whether it’s for a holiday getaway or a pre ski season vacation, December is a very popular travel month. The best places to travel in December depend on weather, finding the right prices, and the abundance of holiday celebrations happening around the world. Here are some great destinations for a December getaway.
While Spain still receives some cold winter temperatures, it’s much milder than the rest of Europe. December isn’t the time to hit the beach in Spain, but it’s a great time to try restaurants and visit museums with smaller tourist crowds.
Los Cabos is one of the best areas to visit in Mexico over the holidays. In addition to weeks of festive celebrations, visitors can enjoy whale watching, zip lining, and other non-traditional activities. Sabor a Cabo happens this month which is a large food festival with tons of treats to sample.
The second week of December kicks off the beginning of Colorado’s ski season. You’ll find some early season deals on ski tickets and accommodations before peak season hits. The private rentals found in Colorado are perfect for a family getaway and often come with Jacuzzis and gourmet kitchens.
December marks the end of the rainy season in Costa Rica. While you might still have a bit of rain, it’s common to experience perfect beach weather as well. If you come here before Christmas week begins there are some low season deals to benefit from.