Many people will travel during the holiday season. Almost half of Americans will travel for the holiday season.

Higher prices are a result of more demand. Thanksgiving and Christmas travel is expected to be the most expensive on record, according to new Priceline data.

The prices of domestic flights, international flights, and hotel rooms have gone up.

Don't fret.

You could save money if you're strategic with your booking. The cheapest days for airfare in the next three months will be the first five days of December.

If you travel two to five days before or after a holiday, you can find cheaper flights. If you want to warm up or get in the holiday spirit, there are plenty of less-demand destinations to visit.

As COVID-19 and other respiratory infections are on the rise, it's important to read the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in order to get the new vaccine booster for added protection.

Where should you head? The best places to visit in December are listed here.

Dubrovnik, Croatia 


The destination is best for visiting in winter because of fewer tourists, mild weather, and local celebrations.

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The 9th annual Dubrovnik Winter Festival is back after a two year hiatus due to the Pandemic. Travelers can enjoy a lot of cultural entertainment in the Old Town during the festival. Live music, ice skating, art workshops, and traditional crafts are some of the things to do during the festive season.

It's a good idea to stay at Hotel Excelsior for a fee. The landmark hotel overlooks the Adriatic and Old Town and is close to the Christmas market. Special holiday offers for guests are available.

Points and miles can be used to get to Croatia.



In the month of December, there are long sunny days and warm temperatures.

The country is warm during the holiday season. The smell of Black Fruit Cake fills the air, rum popo flows freely, and people seem to be in good spirits as they prepare for Christmas.

The San Pedro Lighted Boat parade is one of the holiday traditions. Scuba and snorkeling along the Barrier Reef are great during the dry season.

It's a hassle-free travel destination because of its access to major U.S. cities via numerous airlines. It is the only English speaking country in the region where the American dollar is widely accepted.

You can get an OceanVista Studio from 47,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, if you book a room at the stunning ALAia Belize Autograph Collection. You can upgrade to a two-bedroom suite for 91,000 points.

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Zurich, Switzerland


During the holidays, there is a lot of snow on the ground. Traditional European Christmas markets, fondue chalets, and candle dipping can be found in the city, as well as traditional events like the Mrlitram fairy tale tram.

One of the largest indoor Christmas markets in Europe features 140 stalls. The Christmas tree is decorated with thousands of crystal balls.

Travelers can stay at the Hotel Noel, a pop-up experience, in November and December. There will be 10 rooms in 10 hotels designed by different artists for the Christmas season.

The B2 Boutique Hotel is one of the participating hotels that has rooms transformed by artists for their work.

Las Vegas, Nevada


You can still enjoy pleasant temperatures in the 60s in December, even if you don't get the heat of Las Vegas. It's possible to enjoy all the activities in the city without the crowds or sweating.

College football fans will love the Las Vegas Bowl. Bellagio's massive Christmas-themed displays are just one example of the over-the-top decorations that all the hotels have.

Las Vegas is the most affordable domestic destination in December for both round-trip airfare and nightly room rates.

If you stay at the all-suite Palazzo At The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, you'll get 24,000 I hg rewards points. The hotel is located on The Strip and has a spa.

San Diego, California


If you want to avoid booking a trip to the Caribbean, San Diego is a great choice.

While not dealing with the summer crowds, you can still enjoy the beach with temperatures in the 70s. There are lots of fun holiday events to participate in. There is a festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. A year from now. Take in the festive lights displays, or rent a private party igloo for your friends and family.

Guests staying at Andaz San Diego can eat at The Rooftop by STK and STK Steakhouse, as well as having parties by the rooftop pool. While working out on the rooftop you can see downtown. That's all from the World of Hyatt points.

There are a lot of things to do in San Diego.

Quebec City, Canada


The city of Québec in December is magical. The German Christmas Market takes place in November and December. Christmas music, performances, and more can be found in historic Old Quebec.

Le Grand Marché has a Christmas market with more than 1,000 local products. You can warm up at famous museums like La Citadelle de Québec, and other attractions that give you a panoramic view of the city.

The completely renovated Hilton Québec is an official Christmas Market event partner.



It was sunny and 75. Visitors looking for an escape from the cold and snow in the U.S. will find it in December inBermuda.

There is a lot of celebrations in the month. The City Christmas Boat Parade fills the water with twinkling lights.

New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Miami and Atlanta are some of the major outbound markets.

There is a hotel overlooking St. Catherine's Beach. The Marriott Bonvoy points can be used to book this Category 8 property.

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New York City


Thanks to all it has to offer, New York makes this list frequently. The city of New York is charming in December.

The city has elaborate window displays at well-known department stores. You can ice skate around the massive Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center and see the Rockettes at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

The Union Square Holiday Market, ice skating at Bank of America Winter Village, and the holiday train show at the New York Botanical Gardens are included. It's hard to not be happy.

You can stay in the center of it all at Courtyard New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue. You can get 29,000 World of Hyatt points per night for The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel.

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