Celebrate the season with these holiday-themed vacations
By Aimee Heckel
If you’re feeling more spirited than a Starbucks’ pumpkin latte can fulfill, consider going on a fun holiday-themed vacation.
Here are some of our favorites.
1. Visit one of the world’s best pumpkin patches.
Cool Patch Pumpkins in Dixon, Calif., offers what has been called the “coolest maze on the planet.” This 52-acre corn maze is not all. You can also find a “corn bath quicksand pit,” teepees and a scarecrow contest with a whopping $5,000-value prize.
2. Indulge in special holiday packages.
The Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas, is offering a special Elves and Eggnog package through Dec. 30. Along with your luxury room, you get specialty eggnog cocktails (alcoholic or nonalcoholic), breakfast in bed, a “holiday turndown” with a seasonal treat and an automatic late checkout.
The Omni also offers a special Thanksgiving Day buffet, if you’re not in the mood to cook. The spread spans seafood, carved cherry chipotle glazed country ham, prime rib and butternut squash ravioli. You can even order a Thanksgiving dinner to go.
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3. Get a seasonal spa treatment — from peppermint to eggnog to pumpkin.
The Spa at the Hotel Hershey is, first of all, a real place — not something that Willy Wonka dreamed up. The spa offers a variety of delicious holiday-themed spa treatments, such as a 90-minute peppermint hot chocolate immersion (including a chocolate fondue wrap and exfoliating peppermint scrub) and a peppermint mocha manicure and pedicure.
Even the regular, seasonal spa treatments here are sweet. Experience a whipped cocoa bath, a cocoa facial and a cocoa massage.
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