The US is in the top five favourite holiday destinations among Britons. Around 3.8 million of us visit each year. So, after 18 months of exclusion, UK travellers will be rushing to American shores after November 8 – when the travel ban is set to lift.
A shopping trip in New York City may feature high on many winter wishlists. Christmas cheer, in short supply last year, can reach its full potential on the city’s ice rinks, while gazing up at its window displays or during a browse of its seasonal markets. Yet, upstate also deserves a closer look in the coldest season.
In fact, it can be argued that several states are at their best as a (relative) chill sets in. Skiing, nature-seeking, theme park hopping: activities abound among our selection. If you wish to be within the first cohort to reunite with our Atlantic neighbour, here’s where to try for a wintertime fix.
So why not celebrate our two countries' reunion with a trip across the Atlantic this winter? From Boston to the Texas coast, here are some holiday suggestions to get you started.
Where better to get children excited for the frivolities of Christmas than in bejewelled theme parks? Disney World’s festivities kick off on November 12. At Magic Kingdom, young-at-heart visitors will enjoy ‘Disney Very Merriest After Hours’ – this includes a parade and fireworks – on select nights from November 8–December 21.
Orlando is easily combined with a couple of nights in Miami. Quieter beaches and milder weather make the party city a winning winter prospect (particularly for New Year’s Eve).
Families could layer the two, together with a sweet filling of Palm Beach on a 13-night self-drive trip for four, from £5,300pp (020 8682 5099; scottdunn.com). Alternatively, the Florida Keys can be tacked onto a Disney sojourn. Key West excels at community events such as The Lighted Boat Parade – locals pretty up their boats with yuletide paraphernalia then present their efforts while sailing through Key West Bight Marina.
Source : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/north-america/united-states/us-states-best-winter/351