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The Best Places to Travel to in December

Destination & Tourism Janeen Christoff November 27, 2016

The Best Places to Travel to in December

PHOTO: Frankfurt, Germany, is inexpensive in December. (Photo courtesy Thinkstock) 

It’s a crazy but magical time of year, and Travel + Leisure has some spots that are a win for holiday revelers. Traveling between or during the holidays can be hectic but these places put a twinkle into the holiday madness. 

“Balancing the frenzy of shopping, company parties, and family time can be daunting, but those who manage to squeeze in time to get away—or perhaps, give the gift of getting away—will find affordable rates, seasonal revelry, and beautiful landscapes in which to cap off another great year,” writes 
Lindsey Olander. 

Frankfurt, Germany, tops the list of recommendations. 

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“It may not be Berlin or Munich, but Frankfurt, Germany’s financial capital, still has a lot going for it: innovative supper clubs, futuristic architecture, buzzy restaurants helmed by expats, and cocktail dens that draw the city’s international crowd,” says Olander. 

Frankfurt is also one of the cheapest places to travel in December. 

For a warmer locale, try Los Cabos. 

“Cabo is back on track since Hurricane Odile devastated its coastline, and major hotels are opening throughout the Mexican resort town,” says Olander. 

And for an exotic escape, head to Kochi, India. 

“Here, houseboats cruise the backwaters, wellness retreats are tucked into jungle forests, and life moves at a leisurely pace—no different in December, when the weather is blissfully cooler,” suggests Olander. 

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