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Top 8 Christmas Getaways in the U.S.

Christmas is one of the best times to get away by yourself or with your family. From warmer weather and festive lights in San Diego to skiing with Santa Claus in Jackson Hole, you have many destinations to choose from this winter.

Plan your next Christmas getaway to these top 8 destinations when you fly with your Harlingen airport.

1.San Francisco

Christmas in San Francisco is great for the family because of the many kid-friendly activities that are offered. With festive lights and decorations all over the city, you’ll be sure to get in the Christmas spirit the minute you step off the plane.

Visit Macy’s 83-foot tall “Great Tree” decorated with over 33,000 LED lights and 1,100 ornaments. You can also visit the winter wonderland at Golden State Park with plenty of lights and whimsical installations.

With VIA, you can take a Frontier Airlines flight to San Francisco with a connecting flight in Denver, or an American Airlines flight with a connecting flight in Dallas.

2.San Diego

If you want to escape cold weather this winter, San Diego is the perfect place to visit. This city offers a pleasant climate year-round, beautiful beaches, parks, and gardens.

Experience the holiday charm when you visit the San Diego Botanical Garden. There, you can walk through 37 acres of illuminated plant and garden areas, and see lighted animal statues. As evening closes, you can rest by the warm fire pits with your family!

Catch a flight to San Diego from the Valley at VIA. You can choose between a Frontier Airlines flight with a connecting flight in Denver, a United AIrlines flight with a connecting flight in Houston, or an American Airlines flight with a connecting flight in Dallas.


Take advantage of Valley International’s non-stop travel to Chicago this winter. Enjoy the ZooLights festival at the Lincoln Park Zoo, where you can see dazzling light displays, visit Santa, and explore an Enchanted Forest.

For more light displays, stop by the Morton Arboretum’s annual tree lights display. A musical soundtrack will play in the background while you walk through two miles of trees and colorful lights.

Fly direct to Chicago from Harlingen this winter on an American Airlines flight from VIA.

4.Washington, D.C.

Bring your whole family to D.C. this winter to see the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. You’ll be sure to get all your holiday shopping done when you stop by the Downtown Holiday Market, featuring over 70 exhibitors to choose from. Once you’re done shopping, you can take in live music and comforting food like churros, doughnuts, and barbecue.

VIA has several convenient holiday flights to Washington D.C. from Harlingen. Travelers can take a Frontier flight from VIA with a connecting flight in Denver, or take a United flight with a connecting flight either in Orlando or Houston.

5.New York City

If you want to fully embrace the Christmas spirit, New York City is the place to be. For some family-friendly activities ice skate on Bryant Park, embrace the beauty of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center or watch the Rockettes at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Show. There’s something for adults and children this winter in NYC.

With VIA, you can find a flight to get you to New York in time for the holidays. You can take an American Airlines flight with a connecting flight in Orlando, or fly with United with a connecting flight in Houston.


Spend Christmas in Seattle with its variety of immersive holiday experiences. The Woodland Park Zoo is hosting “Illuminate Your Holidays,” where you’ll see animal and nature-scape lanterns from around the world. Next, take a stroll through Candy Cane Lane where you’ll see houses decorated with lights, fake snow, Christmas trees, and life-size moving objects.

There are several options for travelers looking to fly from the Valley to Seattle. You can fly with Frontier Airlines at VIA, including a connecting flight in Denver; with United, including a connecting flight in Houston; or with American, including a connecting flight in Orlando.

7.Jackson Hole

For an authentic Christmas in the wilderness, visit Jackson Hole, Wyoming. There’s no shortage of outdoor activities to do with the whole family. Ski with Santa Claus, participate in a snow sculpture building contest and enjoy free ice skating on the Village Rink. After all the action, take a stroll through the Town Square to see the beautiful lights and decorations.

Get to Jackson Hole in time for the holidays with a United Airlines or American Airlines flight from VIA, with connecting flights out of Houston and Dallas, respectively.

8.Walt Disney World, Orlando

What better way to spend Christmas than at “The Happiest Place on Earth,” Walt Disney World. Each park has its own holiday theme, so you’ll get to experience the holidays in many different ways.

Participate in the Taste of Epcot International Festival of Holidays where you can taste foods from all around the world. Stop by the Magic Kingdom for colorful castle projections, a holiday trolley, and a philharmonic.

With Valley International’s non-stop flights to Orlando, you’ll get to start your Christmas Getaway that much sooner!

Visit These Top Christmas Getaways When You Fly With VIA

Christmas is a great time to make memories with your family, and what better way to do that than to travel to a new city. With Valley International Airport, you have a variety of airlines and flight schedules to choose from.

Start planning your next Christmas getaway when you book your flight with Valley International Airport. We’re offering non-stop flights to Orlando and Chicago, making your travel quick and smooth!

Getaway this Christmas when you book your flight with Valley International Airport!

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