Vacation Destinations in Holiday Movies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and with that comes the traditional screening of all of the best holiday movies. We all have a favorite holiday movie and the best movies are the ones that draw us in and make us feel like part of their world. Well guess what, you can make these movies part of your world by planning your next vacation.

Paris: Home Alone


The McCallister family plans to escape from the Chicago suburbs to Paris, France for their annual family vacation. While the rest of the family was in a rush to make it to the airport on time due to missing their alarm, they completely forgot about one of the kids, Kevin, who now has been left home alone.

Why Paris makes the perfect family vacation:

While we don’t recommend you forget little Kevin at home, we do highly recommend a trip to beautiful Paris. We can help craft a family-friendly itinerary with something for everyone. There is so much history and culture to be experienced in “La Ville Lumière” (the city of lights) from the hill of Montmartre that is home to the Sacré-Cœur basilica to The Louvre Museum. And of course a trip to Paris is never complete without a shopping day down the Champs-Élysées anchored by the Arc de Triomphe.


Surrey, England: The Holiday


Two women troubled with guy-problems decide to swap homes in each other’s countries over the holiday season. Amanda Woods, played by Cameron Diaz, heads to Surrey, England where she falls in love with her cottage respite and perhaps the man of her dreams.

Why Surrey, England makes the perfect holiday vacation:

Less than 30 minutes from London, the county of Surrey makes for the perfect place to visit with its charming towns and villages. If you’re looking to fulfill the fantasy that the movie gives, you can’t go wrong with traveling around the holidays. There are Christmas markets, botanical gardens illuminated with Christmas lights and unique little pubs and restaurants to enjoy a holiday meal. Because of its proximity to the city, London makes for the perfect day trip during your visit.


Caribbean Cruise: Christmas With the Kranks

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The Kranks know how to do Christmas, but with their daughter joining the Peace Corps, Luther Krank persuades his wife to take a Caribbean cruise to escape the snow and cold instead of spending thousands on their holiday at home.

Why a Caribbean Cruise makes the perfect gift:

A cruise with Royal Caribbean will be filled to the brim with unforgettable moments. And now that cruising is back, you can finally look forward to the cruise you’ve been waiting for! With sailings to more than 7,000 islands in the Caribbean and Bahamas, Royal Caribbean has the perfect itinerary just waiting for you. The private island of Perfect Day at  CocoCay® is a must see. You are free to indulge in first-of-their-kind thrills or one-of-a-kind ways to chill. Grab a drink at the swim-up bar and soak up the scene in the largest freshwater pool or your own floating cabana. Giving the gift of island time has never sounded better.


Fiji: Four Christmases


Brad and Kate have been living their best life together for 3 years. Instead of dealing with visiting their split families over the holidays, their plan is to head to Fiji to relax together.

Why Fiji makes the most romantic escape:

A romantic vacation in Fiji is the definition of paradise. Profess your love on sandy sun-kissed beaches and steal kisses from your sweetheart under the shaded canopy of lush Fijian flora. Whether you’re celebrating an engagement, wedding or honeymoon, or simply dreaming of a couple’s getaway, we’ll handle all the special details to ensure your stay in Fiji is filled with unforgettable moments, bringing you and your significant other closer together.


The North Pole: Elf


Sneaking into Santa’s sack of toys as a baby, Buddy has grown up in the North Pole with his adoptive father, Papa Elf. Coming to the realization that he is, in fact, different from the other elves, Buddy decides he must leave the North Pole to find his birth father.

How to visit the North Pole:

While we may not be able to visit the real Santa Claus at the real North Pole, there is a North Pole destination you can visit – North Pole, Alaska! North Pole is a charming Christmas town just outside of Fairbanks boasting year-round holiday decorations including candy-cane striped street lights. Even the street names fit into the theme with Kris Kringle Drive and Mistletoe Lane. This is the perfect destination for the outdoor adventurer because of the nearby Chena Lake Recreation Area.

Interested in visiting Alaska? Take a look at our Fox Group Vacations Alaska itineraries here.

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