Have a Holly Jolly Christmas with The Travel Guys!

It’s that time of year again, and we couldn’t be more excited here at The Travel Guys!  With just a few short weeks left until Christmas, we know you’re all probably incredibly busy and overwhelmed.  So we welcome you to take an hour, sit back and enjoy the ride as we whisk you far and away to just a few of our favorite Christmas destinations!  From spectacular lights along the Oregon Coast to the sights and sounds of the Big Apple, we have something for each and every one of you!  Ever wondered what happens to all those letters to Santa?  So did we, and it’s probably one of the cutest Christmas stories you’ll hear all season!  Also joining us this hour is road reporter Clayton Whitehead.  Clayton’s always a busy traveler this time of the year, so we can’t wait to hear what he has to share!

Santa Claus, Indiana

*Click* Are you getting it?  That’s right, this small Indiana town receives ALL of the wishlists, letters, pleas for forgiveness and bribes addressed to Santa each year.  So what is a town to do with such a large magnitude of mail?  Why, answer them of course!  It’s a magical experience you’ll get n0where else!  To learn more about this incredible town and their historic place in the world (it’s not just Santa!), check out their website at www.legendaryplaces.org

Shore Acres State Park Christmas Lights!

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without some spectacular light shows, and boy, does Shore Acres put on a show!  with over 300,00 lights and a whole lotta land, you’d be hard pressed to find anything that rivals this community event.  click here to learn more about the Shore Acres State Park and their holiday lights.

Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA

Winters in Massachusetts are not for the faint of heart, but if you’re willing to brave the cold and snow, the historic Red Lion Inn epitomizes the Christmas spirit like nowhere else.  The stairs creek, the antique elevator clanks, the beds are cozy and the rooms are warm.  Perfect.  Grab a blanket and your favorite hot beverage and enjoy the mass hysteria that is Stockbridge’s annual community Christmas party!  Here’s an insiders tip: give yourself an extra day before the event.  Enjoy the many local shops and wares in peace, and then soak in the carolers, large crowds and antique cars of the party without fighting the long lines.

Hotel del Coronado

A little closer to home, but no less festive is the beautiful Hotel del Coronado.  Just imagine: a relaxing day at the spa, dinner in 1910 with the Marshall family for their American Christmas performance and an evening “sleigh” ride through the island.  Not your typical Christmas, that’s for sure…but man does it sound relaxing!

Apple Farm Inn

Always a favorite of our travelers, the Apple Farm Inn provides a great way to escape during the holiday season as well.  Local carolers, tons of shopping, delicious treats and a whole lot of festivity…everything you’d hope for for Christmas!

Ashland, Oregon

Ashland is a small town, nestled in the mountains surrounded by beautiful creeks and rivers.  Though most notably famous for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the town provides an incredible holiday experience as well.  We highly recommend you check it out!

Whew, now THAT’S what I call a Travel Guys Christmas.  Have no fear, we’ll do all the legwork for you, providing one of the most entertaining hour of holiday arm-chair traveling you’ll ever experience!

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