Holiday Travel Sightseeing & Activities

The holidays are a very special time for everyone. Whether you wish to travel this year or stay a little closer to home with friends and family, there are a wide variety of holiday sightseeing and activities available to make the season even more magical.

We have compiled a list of exciting experiences, both near and far, that will make this holiday season one to remember for years to come.

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Plimoth Patuxet, Mayflower II or Plimoth Grist Mill Combo

A visit to Plimoth is a unique opportunity to experience history first-hand through the stories and demonstrations of the Indigenous people and the Pilgrim interpreters. Located south of Boston the Museum features three outdoor exhibits: Plimoth Plantation (Wampanoag Homesite, 17th-Century English Village, Henry Hornblower Visitor Center, Plentiful Cafe and retail stores); Mayflower, and the Plimoth Grist Mill, all within a short drive from one another in the quintessential, ocean-side community of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Viewing Brunch

Catch a spectacular view of the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at our Annual Parade Viewing Brunch! Enjoy breathtaking views of this splendid occasion amidst the class, comfort, and luxuries of a two-story event space in Herald Square. Our private brunch offers unique unobstructed, direct views of America’s most spectacular holiday parade, as well as a live telecast displayed in multiple locations throughout the venue. Bring family, colleagues, or friends to experience the parade up close from the warmth and comfort of our private event space? Be our guest and receive access to our spacious indoor viewing area and outdoor viewing space, exclusive with your admission.

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Experience something NEW this Holiday Season with Customized Tours

Spend the day with us as we transport you from Downtown Seattle to the Bavarian village of Leavenworth in the Cascade Mountains. Come visit with actual reindeer at the Leavenworth Reindeer Farm where guests young and old marvel at the hands-on personal reindeer encounter with interactive educational presentation. Drink hot cocoa or cider around a crackling campfire. Get your picture taken with jolly Old Saint Nick (Special Guest appearance on Jan 16th).  Then spend the remainder of the day in the Leavenworth Village of Lights where every night is illuminated with bright twinkling lights decorating the town.  Browse quaint old-world shops, savor authentic German food from street stands and local eateries and enjoy live outdoor entertainment.  On the way home, relax on your comfortable trip back to Seattle ready to share holiday spirit and treasured memories with others.  Don’t forget your camera!

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Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

One of Manhattan’s most iconic venues, the Radio City Music Hall takes on a special shine each holiday season as the home of the long-running Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Take part in the tradition that has delighted audiences for more than 75 years with a pre-booked ticket to the classic seasonal extravaganza. Get your ticket now as this show is sure to sell out over the holiday season!

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Holiday Hike Chicago-Style: Festive Food & Walking Tour

There’s nothing more magical than downtown Chicago during the holiday season. Bobby’s Holiday Hike is a 3-hour guided walking and food tour through the Chicago Loop, brought to you by Bobby’s Bike Hike, internationally recognized for tours by bike and on foot. You’ll get to sample the Windy City’s favorite winter treats; including a slice of deep dish pizza, hot apple cider or cocoa, German bratwurst, and the original chocolate brownie recipe. Add a VIP cocktail to boot. Our entertaining guides will get your holiday spirit primed with plenty of food and knowledge. Did you know Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was a story created in Chicago? You’ll see the fabulous Christmas window displays at the original Marshall Field’s department store, Chicago’s city Christmas tree, the ice skating rink at Millennium Park, and the legendary Christkindlmarket, a traditional German Christmas Market. No other tour offers such an all-encompassing experience of Chicago during the holidays!

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Santas on Segways – Holiday Segway Tour in San Francisco

Suit up as Santa and jump on a Segway this holiday season in San Francisco! In the Santas on Segways tour, see the city’s glittering holidays spectacles while you enjoy hot chocolate and holiday karaoke music! Delight onlookers as you and your fellow Santas explore the Waterfront and Fisherman’s Wharf, where the boats are lit up in celebration. See the 60-foot white fir Christmas tree at PIER 39, then take a selfie with another gorgeous tree at Ghirardelli Square. Tour also covers North Beach and Chinatown. See the Bay Lights Show, the Ferry Building, and the Transamerica Pyramid, all festooned for the season. Take in the breathtaking nighttime views of the historic ships at Hyde Street Pier, decorated cable cars and the Alcatraz Island lighthouse. Santa suit and beard provided, along with a specially decorated safety helmet!

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Best of Denver: Holiday Lights Tour

For over 100 years, Denver has been called “The Christmas City”, and the Holiday lights downtown will help you to understand why. Enjoy historic stories of old Denver, while thousands of twinkly lights, act as a backdrop. We stop at Christkindal Market, for some roasted almonds, pretzel, or hot coco. This walking tour meets in front of the giant broom and dustpan, in front of the Denver Art Museum, and ends at the Giant Holiday Tree, at the Denver Pavilions, on the 16th Street Mall. the German Market, Christkindl This tour offers the best that Denver has to offer, and is a must for locals and visitors alike

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Miami South Beach New Year’s Eve Firework Cruise

As your year comes to an end bring in the new year with the most anticipated event of the year. Climb aboard a 2-story yacht in your festive attire and sail away to South Beach to view over 5 different fireworks show including, South Beach, Fisher Island, Miami Beach, Coconut Grove and North Miami. Enjoy the best views from the water while you dance the night away snacking on finger foods and sipping on wine (beer, wine and frozen drinks available at cash bar). As the clock strikes midnight raise your glass with your included champagne toast.

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