Christmas often means gathering with your loved ones as you cook family recipes, share gifts, and relish quality time. In 2023, how about a thrilling escape with the gang to a scenic location for the ultimate Christmas adventure? Christmas in the Smoky Mountains, Asheville, and New York City each offer something distinct you and yours will enjoy this Christmas. Here’s why you should make these epic locations your Christmas go-to.
Magnificent Vacation Rentals
When it comes to vacationing, your selection of lodging goes a long way in deciding how much you’ll enjoy your stay. Whether you want an exhilarating outdoor adventure in the Smoky Mountains, a heart-throbbing holiday in Asheville, or a breathtaking sightseeing experience in New York City, Mighty Tree Properties is the number one choice for the best rentals. Enjoy high-end properties with cozy furnishings, spacious interiors, and ample amenities for a relaxing Christmas getaway. Your satisfaction is our highest priority, driving us to deliver clean and comfy accommodation continually.
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Whether you’re vacationing with your little ones, adult kids, siblings, or parents, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is a must-see. This Tennesse delight draws massive crowds each year thanks to its expansive variety of attractions, including Turtle Time, the Glass Bottom Boat Adventure, Penguin Encounter, and virtual tours. The aquarium features an upper level with a shark lagoon, an ocean realm, a ray bay, and a tropical rainforest, delivering an immersive experience. There’s a snack and souvenirs section where you can grab a bite or purchase marine gifts to remember your aquarium adventure.
Regarded as one of the Smoky Mountains’ best attractions, this renowned amusement park has everything for the perfect Christmas day outing. Hop aboard the Aerial Tramway and enjoy jaw-dropping views of the Smokies on one of the nation’s largest tramways. If you prefer keeping things indoors, go ice skating on the ice rink, compete in ice bumper cars, or experience an exhilarating carousel ride. Other outdoor activities include rides on the mountain coaster, chair swings, or the alpine slide. The park also features several eateries for a delightful Christmas meal with your loved ones.
The Adventure Center Asheville
If you’re looking for the most exciting Asheville Christmas activities, check out The Adventure Center Asheville and choose from multiple outdoor experiences. Soar through the majestic Asheville white and red oaks on an exciting ziplining tour as you take in the beauty of the landscape. If you prefer keeping things grounded, rent a mountain bike and hit the trails for an unparalleled two-wheeled excursion. Test your off-roading skills on an off-road tour and wind through Asheville’s impressive hills as you relish the unique views.
The Grove Arcade
For the best Asheville Christmas shopping thrill, check out The Grove Arcade. This beloved mall dates back to 1929, offering a comprehensive shopping experience thanks to an expansive collection of retailers, including Caravans, Roberto Coin, and Spicewalla. The culinary scene is equally impressive, with names such as Modesto, Carmel’s Kitchen & Bar, and Asheville Proper offering delicious menus. Stop by Wake Foot Sanctuary for a soothing massage or grab a vintage Tag-Heuer or Rolex at The Watchmaker’s Shop.
The New York Botanical Garden
Once the sun goes down in New York City, the Botanical Garden comes alive with a splendid LED light show. Walk through the 1.5-mile pathway as you enjoy thousands of whimsical installations emitting beautiful colors, creating the perfect backdrop for a family Christmas photo. Grab your favorite drinks at an NYGB outdoor bar or the Bronx Night Market and relish one of New York City’s most breathtaking works of wonder. The event runs on specific days throughout December, with daily shows from the 26th to the 30th.
Holiday Train Show at Grand Central
If you’re in New York City with your kids, the Holiday Train Show is for the little ones. The exhibit has several Lionel model trains passing along a 34-foot “O” gauge model layout that winds through some of New York’s most renowned landmarks. The show takes place at the Shuttle Passage at the New York Transit Museum, making it an excellent way to pass time before catching your train. Tickets only cost $5 per person, with bookings three weeks in advance.
Secure Your Smoky Mountain, Asheville, or New York City Rental Today
Christmas is unlike any other time of year. This frosty holiday carries cheerful joy to warm up your hearts as you experience the love and togetherness of family. As you prepare for your December getaway to these scenic destinations, look to Mighty Tree Properties for the best vacation rentals in town. We offer quality accommodation, including cabins, homes, and apartments, to suit your vacation needs. Contact us today to secure your preferred vacation rental and relish a thrilling and memorable Christmas getaway in a cozy, functional space.