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Best Warm Holiday Destinations for Vacation

Who needs a 'White Christmas' when a warm holiday vacation is just a flight away? Escape the dropping temperatures and book a trip to somewhere warm this holiday season. If you're willing to fly on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, you can often find reduced fares and better flight times. Here's a look at our favorite warm U.S. destinations for the holidays with tips on how to make the most of your budget and time:

Hawaii & the Warm Shores of Oahu

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December is the beginning of peak travel season in Hawaii, particularly to top destinations like Oahu. Weather is comfortably warm in the 70s and 80s, and there's more than enough to do. Save on attractions and fun things to do in Oahu, including paddleboarding, snorkeling, and kayaking with an All-Inclusive Go Oahu Card or Build Your Own Pass. Opt out of the traditional family holiday dinner plans with a picnic in Kapiolani Park or a dinner show at the Polynesian Cultural Center, go on a Rainforest, Waterfalls, and Movie Sites Hike, hop aboard a catamaran sail, and more to make it an unforgettable holiday vacation. There's nothing quite like the holiday season in Hawaii, be sure to check out some of the top holiday events and attractions on your trip.

Southern Florida: Miami and the Keys

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Lots of families head to warmer climates southern Florida during school vacations for some R&R and warm weather activities. Even though Southern Florida is a popular destination during school vacation weeks, savings on top attractions and things to do can help offset the inflated prices of hotels and airfare. Be sure to check out some of the fun holiday attractions and events happening in Miami and save big on top Miami attractions, tours, museums, cruises and more with a Go Miami Card All-Inclusive Pass, South Florida Explorer Pass, or Build Your Own Pass. Image of Advertisement, Poster,

Central Florida: Orlando

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Although there are plenty of things to do in Orlando for adults, it's a particularly popular destination in the winter for families with kids during school vacation. Orlando features lots of exciting seasonal and holiday oriented events that are worth checking out in additional to their always fun and entertaining activities and attractions, including ICON Orlando (formerly Coca-Cola Orlando Eye), Fun Spot America Theme Park, Boggy Creek Airboat Tour, and more. Visit multiple attractions for one low price and save up to 35% on family fun with a Go Orlando Card Explorer Pass.

California & the Pacific Coast Highway

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If you're looking to see as much as possible into your holiday vacation, California may be the perfect destination. Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco are all within driving distance of one another and feature some incredible views along the way. Take your family on a scenic vacation along the golden coast this holiday season instead of staying cooped up indoors from the snow. Of course, you can indulge in some holiday cheer on the warm west coast. One of San Francisco's top attractions, the California Academy of Sciences, is hosting a season long holiday celebration called Tis the Season for Science. Activities for kids (and fun for adults), like playing in the snow indoors or catching some face time with a live reindeer.
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