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  • Writer's pictureMonica, Your Travel Gal

Holiday Destination Ideas in USA

Updated: Jun 21, 2021

Every year, we get multiple requests to travel over the Christmas and New Year holidays and often people get sticker shock when they realize how much more money is required to travel over the dates they have available. There are a few reasons for this. Most of it is supply and demand. Almost everyone has the same days off for the two weeks that span Christmas and New Year's so you have thousands and thousands of people who want to travel on the same exact dates. There are only so many accommodations available so that drives the prices up.

Also, many people book their holiday travel about a year in advance so by the time some people get around to asking us to help, things are already booked which either leaves less desirable places to stay or puts their destination out of their budget.

Take a look at my other blog posts: Holiday Destinations for International Fun in the Sun and Holiday Destinations to Embrace the Cold.

So, I thought I would share some popular destinations that you might not have considered already on your own.

San Diego, CA – It has mild weather, friendly people and the sun shines more than 300 days a year. It is also blessed with considerable natural beauty with broad, gorgeous beaches on its west side and deep canyons in the east. When other more typical holiday destinations get filled up or prove to be too costly, San Diego can provide a pleasant alternative for someone who wants to escape the winter doldrums.

Palm Springs, CA – Party like the Rat Pack in Palm Springs, where Hollywood darlings used to play under the desert sun. The stars may have gone, but their legacy remains in the mid-century architecture and free spirit they left behind. Grab your sunglasses and an elaborate cocktail, then lounge by the pool like true studio royalty. If pool parties aren’t your style, try a tour of Palm Springs’ most famous homes, a cable car trip up scenic canyon cliffs or a round of golf at one of the area’s excellent courses. This desert gem has something for the star in all of us.

Island of Hawaii – Nearly everything about the Island of Hawaii (commonly referred to as the “Big Island”), feels larger-than-life. Here, you’ll find Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, the vast moonlike landscape of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in the southeast and giant, snow-capped mountain peaks of Mauna Kea, the “white mountain.” This island tends to get overlooked when it comes to holiday getaways so there is a chance that you could score something great on this island.