The 12 places to go to the USA for Christmas

Macon, Georgia

Located a 40-minute drive from Macon, Georgia’s Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park is expected to be declared the newest US national park in 2023.

Memphis, Tennessee

Although Memphis has been quietly remaking itself to become the most popular destination in Tennessee, Nashville claims to have a lot of national hype.

NoMad, Manhattan

The NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan, hitherto the domain of hustler wholesalers who sold flowers, hairspray, and handbags down Broadway between Madison Square Park and Macy's, is expanding the scope of its sensory extravaganza.

Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati

Ten years ago, Cincinnati bar maven Molly Wellman crossed the Ohio River to open Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar in Covington, Kentucky.

Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati

The move set off a chain reaction of upscale bourbon bar and eclectic distillery openings in recent years, making the region a must-visit for whiskey lovers.

Northern Michigan

The shimmering freshwater shores of Northern Michigan have long drawn summer crowds, and now the "Cherry Capital of the World" is emerging as a must-visit culinary destination with 

Northern Michigan

number of high-profile restaurant openings and a wine scene that's gaining national recognition.

Park City, Utah

Coming for the film fest? The Pendry Park City opened last year smack in the middle of theatre hotspots in Canyons Village at Park City Mountain Resort, also unveiling a new heated après ski beach and 100-seat outdoor patio this ski season. 

San Antonio, Texas

Thanks to an eclectic fusion of Mexican, German, and Spanish heritages, Texas' second-largest city is the state's expanding culinary destination.

Scottsdale and East Valley, Arizona

In Scottsdale, you may spend an afternoon hiking through a colorful desert ecosystem that is home to more than 400 different plant species, touring a mansion designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and sipping a paloma beneath the DJ booth at a pool party.

Seattle

Seattle is a chameleonic city where change is a byword. 

The Everglades

It's time to revisit the third-largest national park in the nation as focus shifts to the nation's newest parks. The approximately 20,000-acre Everglades National Park is commemorating its 75th birthday.f

US Virgin Islands

This year brought the debut of the posh, eco-minded luxury Lovango Resort + Beach Club, where both overnight guests and day-pass visitors can indulge in beachfront food and drink service from the privacy of their very own cay. 

Virginia Beach

The world's longest pleasure beach and the longest continuously held surfing competition are found in Virginia Beach, which is anchored by a lively three-mile boardwalk that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.

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