8 Holiday Trips to Gift This Year

Holiday Trips to Gift This Year

Travel is back this holiday season, and gifting a trip is a perfect way to treat yourself or loved ones.

Ditch the tech gadgets and fancy watches; instead, gift the experience of vacation bliss or thrills and adventure. Find inspiration in this first-of-its-kind travel gift guide featuring nearly 100 travel experiences from travel sites like Expedia, Hotels.com and Vrbo that rival even the most popular holiday gifts.

Consider holiday trips to these popular spots worthy of nearly any wish list, and find even more vacation gift ideas in the guide.

8 Holiday Trips to Gift This Year _ New York

New York

Soak up city life at the Marcel at Gramercy Hotel, located in Midtown within walking distance to exciting neighborhoods and popular destinations like Fifth Avenue, the Flatiron Building, Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal and Madison Square Garden. After a day of exploring, rest your feet while you enjoy a visit to the rooftop terrace.

8 Holiday Trips to Gift This Year - Naples, Italy

Naples, Italy

Immerse yourself in all things Italy with a centrally located vacation home in the heart of Naples. The hosts share information about places to visit and a list of restaurants they personally recommend. Connections to official guide companies and transfers are also provided, which offers convenience for a dream vacation.

8 Holiday Trips to Gift This Year - Honolulu


Gear up for adventure at the Waikiki Resort Hotel near Honolulu’s striking beaches. The International Market Place and Royal Hawaiian Center are nearby for those who enjoy shopping, and Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Honolulu Zoo all offer options for appreciating the area’s natural beauty. Water adventures also abound with options like scuba diving, snorkeling and parasailing just minutes away.

8 Holiday Trips to Gift This Year - Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Take in jaw-dropping views of the sea from a white Santorini terrace vacation rental. Located on the cliff side of the Caldera Sea, the panoramic views from the patio are breathtaking, providing a perfect place to dine or relax. Shops, restaurants, markets, galleries, a bus and taxi terminal and the famous “Sunset Point” of Greece are all within a brief walk.

8 Holiday Trips to Gift This Year - Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

Escape to Harborside, Charleston’s premiere resort and marina waterfront hotel with picturesque views and plenty of sightseeing opportunities nearby, including Patriots Point, the USS Yorktown and Cold War Submarine Memorial. Gain a different perspective by kayaking the surrounding waters or hiking the nearby trails.

8 Holiday Trips to Gift This Year - New Forest National Park, England

New Forest National Park, England

Curl up in an enchanting country cottage near New Forest National Park. Nestled in an idyllic country hamlet, this vacation rental home is near the ancient market town of Ringwood and its range of shops. A sunny, secluded garden terrace complements the spacious and luxurious interior, including a fully equipped galley kitchen and oak-beamed cozy sitting room with wood burner.

8 Holiday Trips to Gift This Year - Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

Tune into Nashville’s music scene at the Bobby Hotel, complete with a rooftop bar, restaurant and unexpected entertainment. This welcoming neighborhood is well-known for its theaters, hockey and bars so you’ll have no shortage of options whether you stay on the property or venture out. Also make time for a visit to the spa for a little pampering and relaxation.

8 Holiday Trips to Gift This Year - San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico

San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico

Lose your breath to the ocean views at the Cabo Azul Resort, where you’ll find accommodations outfitted with private terraces and sophisticated decor. You’ll find plenty of space to soak up the sun with six outdoor pools and three spa tubs then rejuvenate at the full-service spa.

8 Holiday Trips to Gift This Year

Let us know which one you would choose or share an experience while visiting one of the great cities in a comment below.

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  1. I would love to go to any of these places . If I had to pick one it would probably be Honolulu. I love the idea of experiences as a gift .

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