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Three must-see U.S holiday destinations

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All because your travels are limited this holiday season, doesn't mean you can't enjoy a vacation close to home. Here are three U.S destinations for you to take pleasure in.

New York City

December is a magical time to visit the Big Apple, whether it's ice skating in Rockefeller Square, watching a play on Broadway or enjoying a romantic carriage ride through Central Park. The holiday season also means that hotels will be booked; it's best to plan ahead. Check online for specials on New York vacation packages, most include exclusives on hotels, restaurants and entertainment.

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston comes alive during the holiday season, and nothing is more exciting than the month of December. Everywhere you look, festive lights and dazzling displays surround the visitor. From live nativities, carolers and the magnificent Zoo Lights, visitors will find no shortage of outdoor activities. It is also a great time to attend the numerous holiday-themed theatrical plays and musical performances. Plan ahead and pack accordingly, December is usually a cold and snowy month.

Adirondacks

A visit to the Adirondacks in December is a special time, especially if you love the outdoors. Some of the popular outdoor activities include hiking, skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, fishing and camping. One of the most popular events in the region is the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. The two-week event features a women's fry pan toss, live performances, a parade, and the closing ceremonies with fireworks. One of the most famous towns in the Adirondacks is Lake Placid and the Village of Saranac Lake. The towns were host to the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games. The towns transform into a winter wonderland with the start of world-class skiing taking place on the slopes.

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