All Inclusive Holidays
I'll be home for Christmas, but all inclusive holidays are a great option for folks who would rather have someone else serve the meal and clean up the dishes during the holiday season. Bring along the family, and you can celebrate the season in an exotic or fun-filled locale. You'll pay one price for the all inclusive holidays packages, which usually come complete with lodging, meals, drinks and myriad activities. Here are just a few of the spots where you can make merry – and don't worry: Santa will still find you.
All Inclusive Holidays: Walt Disney World
You can't help but get in the Christmas spirit on Disney's property in Central Florida. Everywhere you look, you'll see garland, lights, or gaily decorated trees, whether you're in a theme park, a resort or even on the golf course. Holiday shows abound at all the parks, characters are dressed for the season and holiday music wafts from hidden speakers throughout the property. One word of warning: You might want to plan to spend Christmas Day away from the Disney theme parks if you don't like crowds; it's one of the busiest days of the year.
All Inclusive Holidays: Ski Resorts
You'll be guaranteed a white Christmas during an all inclusive holiday at a ski resort; if it isn't snowing, they'll be making it. And after hitting the slopes during the day, you can join in some merriment at the lodge or snuggle up next to the fire in your room at night. Ski on Christmas Day to save money on lift tickets. Don't forget the Santa hats for some great photos on the mountainside.
All Inclusive Holidays: Mexico
Escape the holiday hustle and bustle and head south of the border to enjoy one of the many all inclusive resorts that Mexico has to offer. Doesn't a Christmas Day siesta in your beach cabana sound more relaxing than pretending to love another ugly sweater gift from your well-meaning but oblivious-to-fashion aunt? And you haven't lived until you've heard a mariachi band's rendition of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
All Inclusive Holidays: New York
The holiday season in New York evokes a magical atmosphere. From the towering Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular to the elaborate store-window displays, the Big Apple offers years of traditions garnished with high-tech accoutrements. And of course, you can count down to the New Year with thousands of your closest friends as the ball drops in Times Square on New Year's Eve.
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