There are some locations in the world that lend themselves to truly memorable experiences. Whether they feature sun-kissed beaches, exciting theme parks or snow-covered landscapes, they bring people together in a way that other destinations simply can’t. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or about to book your next family getaway, these 3 stunning locations should definitely be on your holiday radar.
Walt Disney World, Florida
Walt Disney World is comprised of four, magical theme parks – all located in an area the size of Manchester. The Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios and the Animal Kingdom all offer a massive range of shows, interactive experiences, exhibits and rides – perfect for families of all age ranges.
The parks have classic Disney movies as their inspiration, which bring iconic movies such as Cinderella and Toy Story to life. As well as a range of state-of-the-art attractions, Walt Disney World is also home to all of Disney’s classic characters, so kids of all ages and sizes will get the chance to meet their movie heroes.
As well as the main theme parks, the Disney complex is also home to two water parks – Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon – which include a selection of water-based rides and attractions. There is also an entertainment and shopping complex called Downtown Disney to explore. And if you want to be close to all the action, and get the full Disney experience, staying in one of the themed Disney resorts will make this particular trip one you and your family will never forget.
New York City
There is no doubt that New York City is one of the most spectacular and iconic locations in the world. The setting for countless Hollywood movies, the ‘city that never sleeps’ is a shopper’s paradise. The iconic Fifth Avenue is blessed with the most concentrated collection of designer stores found anywhere on the planet, and iconic department stores such as Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s really push the boat out during the Christmas period.
New York City is also blessed with some of the most recognisable and spectacular architecture in the world, and it’s history lives and breathes in its towering streets and avenues. Whether you want to enjoy a romantic moment with your partner atop the Empire State Building or take a breathtaking cruise around the Statue of Liberty, this incredible city will leave a lasting impression.
In case you don’t already know, Lapland is one of Santa Claus’ main residences, and it is packed with exciting attractions, activities and areas of stunning natural beauty. Trips to Lapland are perfect for families with particularly young children, a love for all things Christmas or an affinity with winter wonderlands.
Among the memorable experiences on offer in Lapland is husky sledding. You and your family can sit back and enjoy the ride as a pack of energetic dogs pull you along on a sled. If you are looking for something a little more sedate, you can take in the stunning scenery around you by embarking on a sleigh ride with real reindeer – and you may even be able to catch a glimpse of Santa during your journey.
Of course, snow and sub-zero temperatures open up a world of new possibilities when it comes to winter sports. You can take to a range of slopes to enjoy supervised tobogganing, or if you have young children, the mini skidoos may be a gentler experience. And you can satisfy the competitive streak within you by enjoying snow hockey and ice fishing competitions with other holidaymakers.
With breathtaking scenery all around you, and some truly stunning accommodation available, a Santa Lapland holiday will never be forgotten.