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Celebrate the Season of Going

10 festive spots in the U.S. for enjoying the holidays

Looking to spend an upcoming holiday on vacation? Make it a holiday memory your family will never forget by visiting these top 10 U.S. cities that will help get you in the spirit. And with Starwood Vacation Network and Starwood Preferred Guest, you can take advantage of fantastic Starwood villa resorts and hotels in these destinations. Don’t forget to use #mysvnvacation on Facebook or Instagram to share your amazing holiday vacation photos.

NEW YORK CITY

If there’s one city that has it all it’s the Big Apple. From the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to the massive New Year’s Eve party in Times Square, New York knows how to celebrate big.

W New York - Downtown
W New York – Downtown
Where to stay in New York City

Lighting of the World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah
November 27 – December 5, 2013

87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
November 28, 2013

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
December 4, 2013 – January 7, 2014

New Year’s Eve in Times Square
December 31, 2013



CHICAGO

The Westin Chicago River North
The Westin Chicago River North
Where to stay in Chicago

Bundle up and explore the Windy City’s amazing restaurants, museums and unforgettable holiday events.

McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade
November 28, 2013

18th Annual Christkindlmarket Chicago
November 26 – December 24, 2013

Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier
December 6, 2013 – January 12, 2014

 


ORLANDO

Sheraton Vistana Villages St. Augustine Phase
Sheraton Vistana Villages
Sheraton Vistana Resort Springs, Palms and Spas Phases Two-bedroom Villa
Sheraton Vistana Resort

With mild temperatures and endless entertainment, this sunny spot transforms into a winter wonderland at the theme parks’ holiday celebrations.

Holidays at Walt Disney World® Resort
November 8, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Holidays at Universal Orlando® Resort
December 7, 2013 – January 4, 2014

New Year’s Eve at SeaWorld® Orlando
December 31, 2013

Where to stay in Orlando:
Sheraton Vistana Villages

Sheraton Vistana Resort

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WASHINGTON, D.C.

The St. Regis Washington, D.C.
The St. Regis Washington, D.C.
Where to stay in Washington, D.C.

From the lighting of the national Christmas tree to holiday concerts & events, the nation’s capital transforms into a festively decorated town with famous monuments and buildings beautifully adorned for the season.

Chanukah on the Ellipse at The White House
November 27, 2013

Season’s Greetings at the United States Botanic Garden
November 28, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Zoo Lights at the National Zoo
November 29, 2013 – January 1, 2014

 


BOSTON

Sheraton Boston Hotel
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Where to stay in Boston

The city lights up during the holiday season, so grab a coat and sightsee your way around this landmark New England city known for it’s historic traditions. 

Harvest Dinner with the Pilgrims at Plimoth Plantation
Select dates throughout November

Blink! A Holiday Light & Sound Extravaganza
November 23, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Holiday Pops with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
December 4-24, 2013

 


PALM DESERT/RANCHO MIRAGE

The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert
The Westin Desert Willow Villas,
Palm Desert
The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Villas One-bedroom Premium Villa
The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Villas

With excellent shopping and top-notch dining, you can celebrate the holidays in style in these Southern California towns.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway Tree Lighting
December 1, 2013

The 22nd Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade
December 7, 2013

Walking Tour of the Inns
December 12, 2013

Where to stay in Palm Desert/Rancho Mirage:
The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert
The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Villas

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SAVANNAH

Four Points by Sheraton Historic Savannah
Four Points by Sheraton Historic Savannah
Where to stay in Savannah

With beautiful buildings, a riverfront setting and southern charm, this coastal Georgia city offers quaint celebrations with heartwarming hospitality throughout the holidays.

The Holly Jolly Holiday Trolley Tour
Select nights November 29-December 24, 2013

Christmas on the River
December 8, 2013

Savannah’s Annual Holiday Tour of Homes
December 14-15, 2013

 


NEW ORLEANS

W New Orleans - French Quarter
W New Orleans – French Quarter
Where to stay in New Orleans

Head to the Big Easy during the holidays and you’ll be treated to delicious Creole food traditions and colorful celebrations only New Orleans can offer.

Celebration in the Oaks
November 29, 2013 – January 4, 2014

Caroling in Jackson Square
December 22, 2013

NOLA New Year’s Eve
December 31, 2013

 


DALLAS

Aloft Dallas Downtown
Aloft Dallas Downtown
Where to stay in Dallas

Go deep in the heart of Texas for big entertainment and even bigger holiday celebrations your whole family will enjoy.

Santa’s Wonderland
November 22 – December 30, 2013

Sundance Square Parade of Lights
November 29, 2013

Christmas in the Square
November 29, 2013 – January 4, 2014

 


SCOTTSDALE/PHOENIX

The Westin Kierland Villas
The Westin Kierland Villas
Sheraton Desert Oasis One-bedroom premium villa
Sheraton Desert Oasis

A welcoming spot with premium shopping, exquisite dining and fun entertainment, these Arizona destinations offer warm days and cool nights during the holiday season.

Las Noches de las Luminarias
November 29 – December 31, 2013

ZooLights at Phoenix Zoo
November 28, 2013 – January 12, 2014

CHILL Ice Rink at W Scottsdale
December 5-29, 2013

Where to stay in Scottsdale/Phoenix:
Sheraton Desert Oasis
The Westin Kierland Villas

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