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Where to Take a Vacation from Philly Over the Holidays

Whether you want to celebrate the holidays at a magical winter wonderland, cozy up in a charming historical village, or spend it in the sunshine by the pool, we’ve got the spot for you. Here’s our comprehensive guide for holiday destinations for any type of traveler.

Cozy Nights, Historic Sights

Skip the holiday hustle this season and opt for cozy coastal charm in Annapolis, voted one of the best Christmas towns in the U.S.! Here, 18th-century architecture decked for the holidays beneath dazzling lights ignites the season’s splendor! Cozy up in a historic tavern or shop at the largest retail shopping destination in the state. Plan your stay at winterinannapolis.com.

Discover Timeless Traditions in Historic Bethlehem

Visit Bethlehem during the holidays and step back in time to early, Moravian Bethlehem. Surrounded by festive sights and sounds, you and your loved ones will discover the traditions and culture that have earned Bethlehem the title of Christmas City. Historic Bethlehem museums and sites tours, exhibitions and events are sure to put you in the holiday spirit!

Discover South Carolina’s Hammock Coast

Between Charleston to the south and Myrtle Beach to the north, you’ll find an oasis: South Carolina’s Hammock Coast, a miles-long stretch of pristine beaches and the friendly, welcoming communities of Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, southern Garden City and historic Georgetown. Explore attractions like Brookgreen Gardens, Huntington Beach State Park, Hobcaw Barony, Hopsewee Plantation and more!

Legoland Florida Resort and Peppa Pig Theme Park

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort brings these famous toys to life, offering opportunities to build, rides to enjoy and plenty of fun to be had. Nearby, the Peppa Pig Theme Park captures the attention of younger guests as well.

New Jersey – The Perfect Gift

Surprise everyone on your list with an NJ getaway — from B&B stays in Cape May to weekends at Mountain Creek Resort. Also sure to bring a smile: cheerful performances of The Nutcracker and other classics, spa vacations, magical light shows, top dining destinations and jolly-good times at American Dream and Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Great Adventure.

This Is How We Holiday

When Center City dresses up for the holidays, everything sparkles. Come celebrate the season with festive decorations and attractions, from dazzling light displays to ice skating at Dilworth Park. And don’t forget all the restaurants, unique shops and luxury boutiques. There’s no better place to be for the holidays than Center City Philadelphia.

Visit Frederick, Maryland

Stroll historic streets lined with boutique shops offering hand-selected merchandise and locally made products. Dine at exceptional restaurants offering outdoor heated seating. Marvel at over 20 lighted boats “Sailing Through the Winter Solstice” along Carroll Creek in Downtown Frederick. Celebrate the season and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.