If you are lucky enough to take a vacation this year around Christmas, where are you going to go? There are so many choices, yet where can you go that might be slightly different than the typical vacation you would normally take? Below, find some original and unusual ideas for your Christmas vacation.
Third World Country
What better way to celebrate Christmas than giving to others. If you have the funds to go on your own, visit a country or city in need in Africa, Latin America, South Asia and help others. You can also get trained for these types of ventures through the American Red Cross, go with a a religious group in your town or state, or check out volunteer websites.
Drive Across the US Off The Beaten Track
Most people take Interstate 40 or 10 across the country (east to west and vice versa), but try a less popular intestate, and let it take you where the wind blows you. You don’t have to have reservations or plans, just follow the path and find some really cool places you never would have visited normally. There is a website with attractions, gas stations, bars, hotels and more for Interstate 74 which takes you through states like Indiana, Ohio and Iowa. Interstate 24 takes you through states like Kentucky and Tennessee and across the Tennessee River on a bridge built in 1924. Go through Chattanooga, Tennessee and stop to see the Civil War battle sites.
List of Interstates
Book a trip to New Hampshire to see what has been called “America’s Stonehenge.” Open all year round, 9am – 5pm, the “ancient” formations of rocks at this site are considered an accurate “astronomically aligned calendar.” Some of the stones also have writing, or inscriptions, on them. It is closed only on Thanksgiving day and Christmas day, and is only forty-five minutes North of Boston, MA, so you can also tour the Boston area if you like.
From Mystery Hill, there are hotels nearby, motels,and campgrounds. (Where to Stay)
105 Haverhill Road Salem, NH 03079