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Holiday Vacation Ideas

Whether you're looking to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit or simply taking advantage of a three-day weekend, holidays are excellent opportunities for a vacation. Browse the links below to discover some of the amazing ways our holiday vacation ideas & destinations celebrate the holidays, and then book your own holiday getaway.

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  1. Northwest Florida Northwest Florida

    Memorial Day tides bring buccaneers ashore for the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival in Fort Walton Beach. July 4th fireworks reflect off the waters from Panama City Beach to Perdido Key. Panama City hosts "A Dickens of a Christmas" with Friday-night skating and carriage rides.

    Beaches of South Walton| Destin| Fort Walton Beach| Navarre| Panama City Beach| Pensacola| Perdido Key
  2. Orlando Orlando, FL

    A vacation in Orlando makes a holiday of any day. But the holiday trifecta of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's introduces millions of dancing lights, ice skating exhibitions and magnificent choral ensembles to this world-famous vacation destination.

  3. Gulf Coast, AL Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, AL

    Springtime on the Gulf Coast brings a flurry of family-friendly events perfect for an Easter vacation. From sunrise services and Easter brunch to photos with the Easter Bunny and egg hunts on the beach, Fort Morgan, Orange Beach and Gulf Shores are hopping with fun.

    Fort Morgan| Gulf Shores| Orange Beach
  4. Delaware Beaches Delaware Beaches, DE

    Visit Delaware's "Quiet Resorts" for an all-American Independence Day vacation. The annual Bethany Beach 4th of July parade features a patriotic theme followed by a fireworks display. For a delicious slice of Americana, join the annual blueberry pie-eating contest.

    Bethany Beach| Fenwick Island & West Fenwick| North Bethany| Ocean View & Millville| Sea Colony| South Bethany
  5. Hilton Head Hilton Head, SC

    The holiday season on Hilton Head Island means ice skating, a 30-foot Christmas tree and a New Year's Eve ball drop in Harbour Town. The family-friendly Winter Wonderland Festival at Shelter Cove features a candy cane hunt, marshmallow roast and appearances by Santa.

  6. Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach, SC

    The Grand Strand celebrates our nation's birthday in a big way. In fact there's a whole week of Fourth of July fun in Myrtle Beach. The Broadway at the Beach Independence Day Spectacular includes strolling entertainers, family-friendly activities and two fireworks shows.

  7. Charleston's Islands Charleston's Islands, SC

    A city as rich in history as Charleston is bound to harbor a ghost or two. Come for Halloween and explore a haunted dungeon or jail. Ghost tours range from lighthearted to not-for-the-faint-of-heart. Or, take the kids to a local farm for a day of pumpkin picking and hay rides.

    Isle of PalmsKiawah IslandSeabrook Island| Sullivan's Island| Wild Dunes
  8. Aspen Aspen, CO

    In September, the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival presents three days and three stages of world-class concerts from top-name acts. Called "The Hottest 72 Hours of Summer," previous JAS Festivals have included Bob Dylan, Mumford & Sons, and Kid Rock.

  9. Summit Country Summit County, CO

    Each December, the Town of Breckenridge transforms into a Victorian Christmas Wonderland with carolers in period dress, visits from Santa and holiday decorations on Main Street. On New Year's Eve guests watch the Times Square ball drop from New York City via "BreckVision."

    Breckenridge| Keystone
  10. Steamboat Springs Steamboat, CO

    When you take a holiday vacation in Steamboat Springs, keep an eye on the sky at night. The ski resort loves to light up the sky with holiday torchlight parades and spectacular fireworks displays. Watch for them on New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day.

  11. Beaver Creek Beaver Creek, CO

    Beaver Creek Resort brings American history to life for Presidents Week with PrezFest. Presented by Beaver Creek Loves Kids, the playful presidential events include a patriotic-themed ice sculpture exhibition, costumed characters and a Family FunFest Carnival.

  12. Vail Vail, CO

    Vail Family Holidaze starts with a tree lighting in Vail Village, followed by two weeks of Dickens Carolers, holiday concerts and a Candy Cane Patrol. Family Movie Nights feature kid-friendly classics. The celebration wraps up with New Year's Eve fireworks and a torchlight parade.

  13. Park City Park City, UT

    When Santa comes to Park City, he rides the Town Lift down to the plaza on Historic Main Street. Torchlight parades at Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley® Resort include cookies and cocoa or cider, while Canyons Resort hosts a New Year's Eve bash with a DJ and fireworks.

    Deer Valley® Resort| Park City Resort| The Canyons
  14. Sun Valley Sun Valley, ID

    On Labor Day weekend, Ketchum Wagon Days rolls into town. Celebrating the area's Old West and mining heritage, the highlight of the festival is the Big Hitch Parade. Pulled by an authentic 16-draft mule jerkline, the Big Hitch is the largest non-motorized parade in the West.

  15. Smoky Mountains Smoky Mountains, TN

    Smoky Mountain holidays are filled with festive celebrations. Millions of twinkling lights deck the streets during the annual Gatlinburg Winter Magic Festival, while Dollywood presents the Carol of the Trees, a display of lights and fireworks choreographed to Christmas music.

    Gatlinburg| Pigeon Forge
  16. Whistler, BC Whistler, BC, Canada

    Filled with shopping, dining, nightlife and events, Whistler Village brims with activity in every season. And with 8,171 acres and 200+ trails blanketed by an average of 38 feet of snow per year, Whistler Blackcomb boasts the most ski terrain of any North American resort.

  17. Beach Vacations in Outer Banks Outer Banks, NC

    Considered as some of the best beaches on the East Coast, the shores of the Outer Banks offer 72 miles of wide, sandy and unspoiled beaches. Beach activities on North Carolina's beautiful barrier islands include windsurfing, kiteboarding and stand-up paddle boarding.

    Corolla |  Hatteras Island
  18. Palm Springs Vacations in California Palm Springs, CA

    With 350 sunny, warm days per year, it's little wonder that Hollywood celebrities have vacationed in this desert oasis since the 1930s. Palm Springs is one of the most renowned golf destinations in the U.S. and is highly regarded for tennis as well. Shopping here is anything but average, with seriously high-end outlet shopping at Desert Hills, plus fabulous shops and restaurants along historic Palm Canyon Drive.

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