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My 40th - where to go in December

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pjsgalore Sat 18-Jun-16 08:24:52

I'd love to go away for three nights in December to celebrate my 40th - just me and my DH - but just can't think where. I'd love to go to Las Vegas, but a friend said it's too far for just three nights. (Saying three nights because I think that's as long as our childcare could stretch to!). ANY interesting/fabulous suggestions would be much appreciated!! Don't mind whether hot/cold/city/rural - totally flexible.

concertplayer Sat 18-Jun-16 08:47:55

You could go to New York or Boston for 3 nights but you will be a bit tired
when you come home due to jet lag.
Prague is a beautiful city for a short break - plenty to do but not too big.
A bit chilly -snow but plenty of romantic haunts to warm up in.
Krakow in Poland is also good -a bit off the beaten track for The Brits.
If you go to a city make sure you have comfy walking shoes btw
If you are going before Xmas then you will be spoiled for choice esp in
Europe. Barcelona or Rome would offer milder weather but still tons to do

PresidentCJCregg Sat 18-Jun-16 08:56:57

I'd do Kraków; beautiful, inexpensive and lovely Christmas markets.

concertplayer Sat 18-Jun-16 09:37:02

Another Krakow fan President ! It has the largest Medieval square in Europe . Packed with culture esp theatrical .
On the other hand it is where people visiting the Auschwitz CC site stay.
You do not have to go there of course. Personal choice. It is a life experience seeing a place like that .People go to honour the perished.
Nothing ghoulish.

Penfold007 Sat 18-Jun-16 09:43:13

Krakow is a fabulous city even in winter. Prague is lovely too. Second the comments re comfortable footwear.

WeeM Sat 18-Jun-16 09:50:04

Paris is amazing in Dec-the champs elysees has amazing Xmas markets. We have been 5 times and 4 of them were in Dec. The Latin quarter is our favourite place to stay. Or somewhere in scandavia perhaps-Stockholm, Copenhagen? Tallinn in Estonia is also lovely but I've only been there in summer.

WeeM Sat 18-Jun-16 09:50:34


ShanghaiDiva Sat 18-Jun-16 15:22:53

Prague - fabulous in the winter, especially walking over the Charles bridge
Vienna and Munich will have Xmas markets to walk around smile

SoThatHappened Sun 19-Jun-16 14:00:33

Another vote for Lisbon

hifi Sun 19-Jun-16 15:32:46

Florence is fabulous. we went in November and didn't need our coats on.

Florene Sun 19-Jun-16 15:36:58

I went to Barcelona in December and it was lovely and warm - not hot, but pleasant enough for light clothing.

mrsmortis Mon 20-Jun-16 10:54:03

Salzburg in December is a fairytale place. Christmas markets, an ice rink and carriage rides through cobbled streets. Yes it's cold, but it's magical too.

mummymeister Mon 20-Jun-16 12:07:18

Iceland expensive but you could be out in the hot springs. German Christmas markets?

concertplayer Mon 20-Jun-16 13:58:17

Yes Mummy M Rothenburg ob der tauber in Bavaria has the best Xmas market ever.
It is full of history and on the Romantic Road In Germany !

JodieX321 Wed 22-Jun-16 15:40:52

Always recommend the canaries during winter!! I'm a real fan of tenerife & gran canariasmile

Catnuzzle Wed 22-Jun-16 15:46:02

We did Lapland for my December 40th. Met the fat man in the red suit. Awesome.

Allinafankle Wed 22-Jun-16 20:13:58

Haven't been in winter - we went in September - but what about Porto? Lovely place. Or Berlin? Vienna would be magical in December and you could do an easy day trip to Bratislava in Slovakia - there's a special train / public transport ticket you can get and it only takes about an hour.

nmg85 Thu 23-Jun-16 09:55:59

Madeira, Malta, Iceland, Barcelona, Krakow, Canaries, Tallinn.

alexandragimenez Fri 24-Jun-16 10:49:54

Go to the Canary Islands!

T00Tired2016 Sun 26-Jun-16 11:33:42

Prague - Christmas markets, historical sites eg cathedral and cafes. Visit old and new town

Benidorm - Something for everyone

Marrakech - Main market day & night

New York or Las Vegas sleep on plane and enjoy long days there

Tilly2004 Fri 21-Oct-16 20:47:44

Where have you decided? I'm 40 on Boxing Day this year and we've just booked up 4 nights in New York 14th December! Taking our children though (14,12)

2014newme Sat 22-Oct-16 22:01:25

New York. You can go to krakow any time

Allthebestnamesareused Mon 07-Nov-16 13:36:45

as its a big one would your budget stretch to the Ice Hotel in Sweden? I am taking my DH there in January for his 50th as a surprise (but it is on his bucket list)

KeepCalm Tue 08-Nov-16 14:17:04

Copenhagen, Love love LOVED it last Dec. Have been back this summer too.

dinkystinky Tue 08-Nov-16 14:33:26

DH just took me to Venice for my 40th - was truly fab!

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