America’s 5 Best Resorts for the Holiday Season



It’s almost Christmas time and while it can be nice spending Christmas day inside the comfort of your own home, staying in some of the best resorts in the country just seems like the better idea. It’s time to pack up the family and travel across the country to stay in one of the best resorts for the holiday season. Let someone else set up the lights and the Christmas trees, sit back and soak in the holidays from your sweet holiday vacation destination.

Number Five: Mohonk Mountain House – New Paltz, New York. As soon as November hits, this New York compound is decorated to the hilt in wondrous holiday imagery. Wake up to the breakfast buffet, get a taste of their fine afternoon tea and cookies and save room for the three-course dinner. Snow tubing, ice skating and cross-country skiing are just a few of the activities available for visitors during the holiday season.

Number Four: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort – Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s not likely that you’ll see a white Christmas in Arizona, but you can still celebrate the holidays in style at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort. The four-story-tall Christmas tree will serve as the perfect greeting as you stroll passed the 67,000 lights that sparkle within the palm trees. Special holiday dinners and ice-skating are just some of the reasons why this destination shines during the holiday season.

Number Three: Gaylord Opryland Resort – Nashville, Tennessee. This 2,882-room resort does not skimp on the Christmas decorations or holiday spirit. The Gaylord Opryland Resort Ice! attraction is great for all families, featuring a chilled indoor park with four frozen slides with several ice sculptures. On top of that, there is even a walk-through narrative of the classic “‘’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

Number Two: Wentworth Mansion – Charleston, South Carolina. The Wentworth Mansion is a luxurious hotel that is kept in pristine condition. A local historian and actor will retell A Christmas Carol while you enjoy a four-course meal at the estate’s restaurant, Circa 1886 if you’re really in the Christmas mood.

Number One: Hotel Hershey – Hershey, Pennsylvania. The name alone will definitely make you think of chocolate, but this hotel is sadly not edible. Hotel Hershey, located in Pennsylvania, is a must-see destination for any family looking for that perfect resort during the holidays. And surrounding the beautiful, luxurious hotel are a number of fun attractions to keep the family entertained, with hotel room rates starting at $259.

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