Best Places To Visit For Christmas
If you're considering traveling during the Christmas holidays this year, these three places are where you'll find a Christmas experience that'll create memories to last a lifetime.
If you want to experience Christmas season right out of a classic storybook, you can't go wrong by planning a visit to the Swiss community of Bern. Steeped in Medieval history, Bern's picturesque architecture dates back to the 12th century and has earned it a well-deserved place among UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visitors enjoy abundant visual splendor while perusing Bern's renowned Christmas market. When you get tired of shopping, you can relax with hot cup of Swiss chocolate or mulled cider. You'll experience the magic spell of the Christmas spirit in every way, from the twinkling lights to the ever-present aroma of baked goods wafting from nearly every home and many businesses.
If you like your winter holidays with a traditional-yet-charmingly-creepy vibe, consider booking a trip to Transylvania for Christmas. Transylvania architecture features gothic elements such as towering church spires and old castles that'll bring werewolves and vampires to mind, which can be especially fun if you're sharing the holiday with imaginative children. As an added bonus, the various villages scattered throughout the Transylvania countryside paint an extremely classic picture of an Old World European Christmas. Each village has a huge town square where residents and visitors alike enjoy holiday libations while listening to holiday carols.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
If you're like many people, however, you'd prefer to spend your Christmas vacation lounging on the beach, where you can feel the warm sun on your face and warm sand beneath your toes. If this is the case, a tropical paradise like Montego Bay is the ideal destination. Get away from the snow and head down to Jamaica!
No matter what type of holiday vacation works best for your and travel companions, one of the first steps toward making it happen is making sure that everyone's passport is in order. Fortunately, there are resources available for those who need a first-time passport, need to renew an existing passport, or need expedited services to get a passport in time for scheduled travel dates.