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.