It is a commonly held belief that the best time to travel in the United States is during November and December (the holiday season as we know it), and rightly so.
Well, the weather is the most hospitable, the Thanksgiving holiday is absolutely delightful, Christmas Eve fills the streets with gifts, holly, and cheer — with New Year marking a grand conclusion to the festivities.
The Travel Outlook for the Holiday Season
Traveling during this time is an excellent idea for many reasons:
1. Better Weather
First, the weather is arguably at its best alongside immense opportunities for hiking, picnics, or simply taking a stroll in nature — this is perhaps the best time to do all these things. Besides, you will get to enjoy the greenery on trees and some snow if you’re up north.
2. Celebrations Galore
Special celebrations and holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas abound. You will receive gala gift-giving, fireworks on New Year’s Eve, and more — after all, the parties, feasts, and merry-making are what make all the difference.
What should I first do?
First off, you must prepare well for your travel. The best course of action is to book your flights and hotels in advance. If both of those have already been booked, then call your travel agent or airline to check on last-minute holiday deals for both flights and accommodations.
Note: Despite the best of intentions, it is sometimes challenging to get a flight, hotel room, or car at this time of the year. It is also true that travel at this time involves much more planning and effort than doing it in other months. To that end, we’d suggest booking your tickets well in advance.
So, what are you waiting for?
Bundle up, grab your family (or friends), and head out to see the United States we know and love.