Best Places to Travel in December – Travel + Leisure

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These are the best places to travel this December in the United States and around the world.

Aspen Snowmass, Colorado 

Skiers who have been patiently (or not!) waiting for snow will be glad to know that Aspen Mountain and Snowmass will open for the season on November 25, and Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk plan to open on December 11. There’s more to do than skiing, and for a different kind of thrill, you may want to experience the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster, or try snowbikingtubingdog sledding, or a snowshoe tour. About 15 miles apart, both Aspen and Snowmass offer restaurants, pubs, and a variety of places to stay, from resorts to condos and rental homes. In Aspen, Hotel Jerome includes a variety of accommodations at its historic property. The Gant‘s upscale condominiums are located in a five-acre enclave at the base of Aspen Mountain. In the same area, the St. Regis Aspen Resort features a heated outdoor pool with views of Aspen Mountain and Dante for award-winning cocktails. The Little Nell overlooks the Silver Queen Gondolas and offers fine dining at Element 47 and aprés-ski favorite, Ajax Tavern. The new Aspen Street Lodge is a luxury retreat with nine lodge rooms and a two-bedroom penthouse suite. For an upscale home rental, The Residence at Aspen Valley Ranch offers world-class amenities. In Snowmass Village, there’s Viewline Resort Snowmass, a ski-in/ski-out destination, Wildwood Snowmass, with a variety of guest rooms, and Viceroy Snowmass, for modern luxury and comfort.

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