Romantic Christmas Vacations

Christmas can be an extremely magical time as the holiday has so many multi-faceted aspects to its celebration: there are Christmas carols, cookies, decorations, cards, and of course, presents.
While Christmas is traditionally a time to spend with family and friends you can also spend it with your significant other on a romantic getaway.

Christmas in New York City

New York is a wonderful and festive place to spend Christmas as there are so many things for couples to do.
You can go ice skating together in Rockefeller Center and take pictures of the enormous Christmas tree. You can stroll hand in hand down Fifth Avenue looking at all the Christmas displays in the shop windows. Go to the ballet together and buy tickets to the Nutcracker at New York City Ballet in Lincoln Center. Consider sharing desserts together at the famous Serendipity or Cafe Lalo. Stay at a smaller, more intimate hotel in midtown Manhattan, right in the center of the action.

New England Bed and Breakfasts

New England has hundreds of bed and breakfasts and is a quaint and cozy way to spend a romantic, yet traditional, Christmas together.
As New England usually gets snow in December, you and your partner can make snow angels, build snowmen, visit one of the ubiquitous chocolate shops nearby, ice skate together, soak in a hot tub under the stars or ride in a horse drawn sleigh.

California Wine Country

California wine country is expansive, stretching all along the length of the state.
Even so, there are small pockets, such as Monterey Bay and the Carmel Valley that would provide an intimate backdrop for a romantic, yet different Christmas vacation for a couple. You could spend your days taking tours of the many wineries while tasting wines, and your nights sampling the fine eateries in the Carmel Valley. Some of the wineries also offer accommodations for their guests.

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About the Author

Lane Cummings is originally from New York City. She attended the High School of Performing Arts in dance before receiving her Bachelor of Arts in literature and her Master of Arts in Russian literature at the University of Chicago. She has lived in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she lectured and studied Russian. She began writing professionally in 2004 for the "St. Petersburg Times."