When you think of the holidays, spending time at home with your family and friends may come to mind. But you don’t have to be home for the holidays to enjoy the special time of the year.
The holidays are also a good time to work as a healthcare traveler. Working as a traveler during the holiday season gives you a chance to enjoy festivals and holiday traditions in a different part of the country. Communities from coast to coast go all out for the holidays. Below are four great locations to consider.
New York, New York
New York is a great location for healthcare travelers anytime of the year, but the holidays are extra special in the city. From holiday markets to window decorations, New York City has it all. There is so much to do in New York during the holidays; it may be hard to choose. For starters, you may want to visit the world-famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Several tour companies offer Christmas lights tours in boroughs including Brooklyn and Manhattan. It should not be hard to find a holiday gift with all the shopping options. For those who enjoy a large celebration, you can brave the crowds and head to Time Square for New Year’s Eve.
You can’t go wrong with Burlington, Vermont for the holidays. With public skating rinks, sleigh rides, and snowy mountains, Burlington is like a Christmas card that comes to life. There is plenty to do on your days off in this picturesque city. Take a walk down Church Street and enjoy the twinkling lights and marketplace. If you’re looking for a day trip, you have a lot of options. Vermont has several quaint villages, such as Woodstock, Chester, and Grafton that have holiday celebrations to help you get in the spirit of the season.
Visiting Williamsburg, Virginia at the holidays is like stepping into a classic novel. Have Thanksgiving dinner in a colonial tavern in Williamsburg or go ice skating at Liberty Ice Pavilion. Walk around Colonial Williamsburg, and you’ll find strolling carolers, holiday lights, and plenty of holiday activities. You can also visit nearby Busch Gardens, which turns into Christmas Town with holiday-themed shows and Christmas displays.
Los Angeles, California
Sun, surf, and sand may not be your first images when you think of the holidays. But if you’re looking for something a little different for the Christmas season, Los Angeles may be a good fit. You don’t need snow to get into the holiday mood. Consider a visit to the Enchanted Forest of Lights and walk the mile path through beautifully decorated gardens. Santa may arrive by boat if you’re in the Los Angeles area for Christmas. Nearby Newport Beach holds a Christmas boat parade every year in December. Disneyland, which is about an hour from Los Angeles is also decked out for the holidays and is a fun way to spend a day off.
Although some people want to be home for the holidays, working as a traveler can also be fun that time of year. What do you enjoy best about being on the road during the holiday season?