Best Places To Go For Christmas

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Best Places To Go For Christmas

Here is the list of 30 Best Places To Go For Christmas

1. Jerusalem, Israel

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Known For : City of David Church of Holy Sepulchre Dome of Rock and Temple of Mount

Jerusalem emanates spirituality and historical magnetism, suspended between the past and present. Central to three great monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the city is like a state of mind - a constant anxiety between followers of different faiths. The Old City and New City fathom depths of the old and new, while the Old City Walls embrace the riveting past that Jerusalem stood witness too, the New City is advancing towards a more contemporary set up in close quarters with Tel Aviv.

Best Time: May/ October

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2. New York City, USA

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Known For : Statue of Liberty Times Square Empire State Building

An iconic global centre of the world that has inspired the world with its brilliant architecture, movies, and art. Also known as the Big Apple, New York is well-known for its magnificent skyscrapers, Broadway shows and beautiful landmarks, making it the perfect destination for travellers from all over the world.

Best Time: Throughout the year

3. London, England

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Known For : Buckingham Palace St. Paul's Cathedral London Eye

Standing on the Thames River, London is the capital of England as well as the most populous city in Great Britain. The city is a confluence of the old and the new and is one of the most important tourist destinations in the entire world. It is a city with numerous attractions of all sorts including great architecture and heritage.

Best Time: April to September

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4. Dublin, Ireland

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Known For : Kilmainham Gaol Phoenix Park National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

The history, the food, the architecture, the stories, and of course the pubs, Dublin is always among the list of favourite cities of people who've ever been there. Being the capital, Dublin is a major global city. It caters to the requirements of all sorts of tourists and travellers, from pubs to castles, and churches to parks, there is something for everyone here.

Best Time: May to September

5. Zurich, Switzerland

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Known For : Uetliberg Swiss National Museum Altstadt (Old Town)

Zurich is the capital city of Switzerland. It is the heart of all commercial activities, and it holds an international reputation in the fields of banking and finance. Zurich, however, is much more than just that. It is a major tourist attraction, with tons of museums, art galleries, international shopping brands, and a history of more than 2000 years.

Best Time: May to September

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6. Tokyo, Japan

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Known For : Tokyo Sky Tree Shibuya Meiji Shrine

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is in every sense- a mix. This city is known for its technological prowess, its quirky pop culture, and its simultaneous attachment to tradition. With every area having something different to offer, it is truly the best place for any tourist seeking variety and adventure.

Best Time: October to November, March to May

7. Inari, Finland

A Christmas night watching the Northern Lights is something many people would want to experience on such an auspicious night. At Inari, there are private tours that take you to see the northern lights. Just a short flight from Helsinki, this small town is a pure winter wonderland with postcard-perfect vistas of restaurants, hotels and a large abundance of Christmas trees that make this the perfect place for people looking for the perfect white Christmas.

8. Paris, France

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Known For : Eiffel Tower The Louvre Notre Dame

Bonjour Mon Ami! Paris needs no formal introduction - synonymous with culture, architecture, food and fashion. That je ne sais quoi of the French capital makes it the dream destination for many. So would you want to leave Paris 'Before Sunset' or would you take our word and spend a 'Midnight in Paris'?!

Best Time: June to August

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9. Boston, USA

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Known For : Freedom Trail Museums Fenway Park

Welcome to the largest city in Massachusetts, the testifier of American Revolution and an international hub for education. Boston is a walkable city accomodating exciting neighborhoods, Red Sox fans, and some vintage streets with cobblestones pavements. Boston takes pride of its rich history, and is counted as one of the oldest cities in America.

Best Time: April to May, October to November

10. Cologne, Germany

The historical city of Cologne has one thing that makes it one of the cities in the world with the best Christmas spirit - SEVEN Christmas markets! Celebrate the festival of joy the old traditional ways with Glühwein (Mulled Wine) being sold at the markets. The Kölsch Weihnachtsmarkt (Cologne Christmas Market) as the locals call it brings tourists from around Europe and also the world to witness the celebration of Christmas in its most festive and traditional form.

11. Copenhagen

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Denmark's capital and largest city, Copenhagen is a treasure trove of food, unique architecture and culture, and scenic sights around every corner. One of the Scandinavian gems, it is connected to the Swedish city of Malmo through a long running tunnel across the Oresund strait. The Danish city is a hotspot for culture, food, nightlife and unique architecture all across Northern Europe.

Best Time: May to August

12. Salzburg, Austria

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Known For : Altstadt Mirabell Palace and Gardens Hohensalzburg Fortress

This small, little storybook city will be an ideal holiday destiantion if you want to a break from the buzz of the city life, if you want nothing more than to stroll along the streets with the sorrounding countryside. From Mozart and The Sound of Music to ice caves, salt mines, churches and castles, Salzburg packs in an awful lot for the small city.

Best Time: Throughout the year

13. Berlin, Germany

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Known For : Berlin Wall Memorial and Documentation Centre Reichstag Brandenburg Tor

Berlin is all things exuberant and vibrant. It is extravagant, yet affordable; cosmopolitan and forward, yet steeped in rich history. The morbid days of Cold War and a city divided by the Wall are long forgotten and the reunified capital beats fast as the heart of Germany. Berlin was the stage to some events that not only shaped world history but were revolutionary in itself - headquartered by the Nazis, bombed by the Allied forces, partitioned and reunited, only recently.

Best Time: May to September

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14. Rome

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Known For : Piazza Navona Colosseum EUR

The capital of Italy, Rome is a multifaceted metropolis steeped in a rich history of culture. Located on the central western side of the Italian peninsula, the city was founded on the shores of the river Tiber and has an independent country, the Vatican City, within it's borders. The city occupies a central position in Western history, as is populated with nearly as many historical and cultural attractions as it has people.

Best Time: Throughout the year

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15. Edinburgh, Scotland

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Known For : Holyrood Palace Calton Hill Arthur's Seat

The capital city of Scotland, Edinburg is located in the Central Belt region of the country. The city is a combination of both ancient and modern atmosphere and is divided into two segments: the Old town and the Georgian New City. Edinburgh is now a city of festivals and entertainment. It is also a great place for education.

Best Time: May to August

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16. Montreal, Canada

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Known For : Mont-Royal Old Montreal Notre-Dame Basilica

Montreal is the second largest city in Canada. A city rich in culture and history, Montreal never fails to impress its visitors. Beautiful architecture, festive spirit, interesting museums and delicious cuisine- you're sure to fall in love with this city full of life.

Best Time: March to May, September to November

17. Washington, D.C., USA

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Known For : The National Mall Capitol Hill and the White House

Capital of United States, Washington, DC is a legatee of neoclassic beauty. A city which is not only famous for its museums and monuments, but also for the cultural style it embosses with its nightlife, performing art venues and trendy shops. Washington, DC is the lifeline of the U.S. Federal government. Name it, and you'll find it here. History, culture and art- DC has it all.

Best Time: September to November, March to May

18. Prague, Czech Republic

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Known For : Prague Castle Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) The Clementinum and the National Library

Regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Central Europe and even the world, Prague is a city of rich history, remarkable architecture and rustic cobblestoned streets. Packed with tourist attractions, old-school cafes and lots of beer, Prague is the place for those who enjoy culture, serenity and history.

Best Time: April to October

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19. Reykjavik, Iceland

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Known For : Northern Lights Golden Circle Vikings Horse Riding

Reykjavik is the northernmost capital city of the world and serves as the gateway and focal point of tourism in Iceland. Known for its hip music, indigenous art, rich history, funky culinary choices and breath-taking beauty, Reykjavik offers the best of modern taste and natural beauty to its tourists. Reykjavik is the northernmost capital city of the world and serves as the gateway and focal point of tourism in Iceland.

Best Time: June to September (Summer)

20. Dresden, Germany

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Known For : Frauenkirche Procession of Princes Residenzschloss (Royal Palace)

After decades of postwar reconstruction, the city has restored its classic baroque skyline while also adding newly renovated museums, edgy architecture, and innovative restaurants. Music, food, porcelain, the 'world's most beautiful dairy' and the Blue Wonder, the Saxon capital is packed with a punch. Many would say Dresden was devastated after World War II, with no hope at recovery, so much so that levelling out the war torn city was considered.

Best Time: May to October

21. Bruges, Belgium

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Known For : Belfort (Belfry & Carillon) Markt Basilica of the Holy Blood

Bruges is one of those few places that are soul stirring. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Bruges is Belgium's well preserved medieval city. Steeped in culture and architecture and unpretentiously Burgundian, the 'Venice of the North' will beckon you to unravel its mysteries, while you saunter along its alleys, picturesque winding canals and regal fortifications. Fancy some chocolate?

Best Time: June to August

22. Quebec City, Canada

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Known For : A Culinary Journey: Chocolaterie and the public market Old Town Baie Du Beauport

One of the more prominent francophonie areas worldwide, Qu_bec is rich and vibrant, in every sense. Culture, art, adventure, religion, natural beauty and luxury are all found in abundance in Qu_bec, and makes it one of the most versatile areas around the world, fit for any tourist.

Best Time: Throughout the year

23. Cape Town, South Africa

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Known For : Table Mountain Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens Clifton and Camps Bay Beaches

Flaunting its true beauty, the capital of South Africa is well located between the high mountains and gleaming turquoise waters. The metropolitan city of Cape town displays its charm with utter sophistication and there is absolutely no word that can ever describe the timeless beauty of this magical city in South Africa. Come explore and experience the fantastic scenery, the richness and the warmth in its people and the culture.

Best Time: October to April

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24. Hong Kong

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Known For : Victoria Peak Tian Tan Buddha Star Ferry

Since it's independence from the British in 1997 and acquiring a special status in China, Hong Kong has fast grown into a major global city. It's collection of islands and territories, filled with several attractions and fun activities have made it a huge tourist destination in South Asia. 
Hong Kong is perhaps one of the best examples of the growth of tourism in south Asia.

Best Time: October to December (Autumn)

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25. Bondi Beach, Sydney

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Sydney is known for its beaches and none is more popular than the Bondi. Attracting hordes of people every year, the Bondi beach is a fantastic place for relaxing, swimming, surfing, having a round beach volleyball, or just soaking up the Aussie sun. Found on the coast of the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Bondi Beach is perhaps Australia’s most popular beach, owing to its golden shoreline, laidback beach culture and crashing waves that make it a haven for surfers.

26. Taipei, Taiwan

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Known For : National Palace Museum Taipei 101 Chaing Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Capital of Taiwan, Taipei is the city where the government of the Republic of China shifted after the revolution in 1949. Today, it has developed by leaps and bounds, becoming an all encompassing tourist destination and also home to the world's 8th tallest building, the Taipei 101.

Best Time: September to November (Autumn)

27. Vienna , Austria

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Known For : Belvedere Palace Spanish Riding School (Spanische Hofreitschule) Stephansdom (St Stephen's Cathedral)

One of the most gorgeous capitals of Europe, Vienna is a city packed with architectural wonders, buzzing with melodious music, and streets are lined with most astounding restaurants and cafes. While innovative museums preserve the rich past of the city, there is a remarkable blend of old and new, giving Vienna a distinctive charm. With sheer quality of life and abundant artistic skills of the city makes it a perfect all-rounder destination.

Best Time: May to October

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28. Dubai, UAE

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Known For : Burj Khalifa Palm Jumeirah Burj Al Arab

A city of many faces, Dubai is one of the most popular tourist destinations around the globe. Home to the tallest tower in the world, the Burj Khalifa, this global city is mainly known for its lavish architecture, incredible skylines and a plethora of tourist attractions that break records to be the tallest, longest and biggest. Dubai is also known for its adventure opportunities when it comes to Desert Safari, Sky-diving, Reef and wreck diving, kite surfing, wakeboarding, etc.

Best Time: November to April

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29. Vilnius, Lithuania

With a more modern twist to the festival, a toy train takes visitors around Old Town of Vilnius, so people can see everything that the city does for Christmas without missing anything. There are 3D projections of the nativity onto the cities buildings, unique souvenirs you can get from the local stores selling food and gifts and not to mention the sound of Christmas carols chirping through the air.

30. Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Located in the capital San Juan, Old San Juan is a historic district of Puerto Rico and it's oldest settlement. This lively district in San Jose is amazingly rich in heritage. It is here where the first Spanish settlement on Puerto Rico was established back in 1508. Today, this historic little strip of island lies just north of the city of San Jose.

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