These family-friendly Christmas vacation destinations go all in for the holidays.
German Christmas Markets
The birth place of the Christmas Market is in Germany. The best German Christmas market destinations are those in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Trier, and Dresden. They are best known for their authenticity and kid-friendly atmosphere.
Only one hour north of Philadelphia in the Lehigh Valley is a place right out of a Christmas movie, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. During the holiday season, the Christmas City makes kids’ wishes come true with a chance to read stories with Santa, get crafty with his elves, and participate in a gingerbread man decorating contest.
Coastal New England
Take a step back into time when you can visit the small coastal towns of New England. You can visit places like Salem, Massachusetts; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and Kennebunkport, Maine. All are a close drive by car from Boston.