With the holiday season approaching, you may be thinking about planning a Winter Getaway. Here are our top travel deals in the best U.S. Destinations for holiday travel. If you're renting a car, we have you covered! Our partner, Advantage, is offering 20% off the lowest rate, and they’ll waive the usual charge for an additional driver. Simply enter code GAYTRAVEL to take "Advantage" of this offer.

BOSTON

Boston is magical during the holidays. When snowfall covers, the heart can’t help but be filled with romance. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the lamp lit streets and cobblestone alleys. The holiday season kicks off with tree lightings and ends with a First Night celebration like no other. Bostonians certainly know how to enjoy the colder weather. Attend shows, dine at world-renowned restaurants, or skate on the Frog Pond. Many restaurants offer signature culinary events at this festive time of year from Breakfast with Santa to Nutcracker Brunches to New Year's Eve.

XV Beacon Hotel

For a true, cozy New England experience, stay at the XV Beacon Hotel and discover the beauty of the season. Each room has a gas fireplace and classic New England decor. This hotel surpasses expectations and is ranked #1 in the country. Make your stay even sweeter with their Winter Wishes Package, which includes 20% off of a 2 night stay and free upgrade on arrival.

PHOENIX

When the holiday season arrives, Phoenix comes alive with Southwestern hospitality and warmth. Each Christmas, the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden comes alive with the magic of Las Noches de las Luminarias. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, the evening celebration of Southwest luminarias always puts visitors into the holiday mood. For another winter wonderland in the desert, head to downtown Phoenix for the annual CitySkate Ice Rink and take a spin on the smooth ice rink, then enjoy holidays cookies and listen to holiday carolers. If you're looking for a Christmas experience with lots of sunshine and no snow, Phoenix is the place to go.

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

Stay and play in Scottsdale, Arizona with the Scottsdale Resort Experience Package. Enjoy dinner in Kitchen West, hit happy hour at Bar Six40 or treat yourself to a relaxing massage in our Luna Spa. Experience The Scottsdale Resort with a daily resort credit of $50 and a one-time $25 Luna Spa voucher. The sunshine is complimentary.

CALIFORNIA

A vacation in California really will be the best Christmas Getaway, after all it is 'the most wonderful time of the year'. These 2 cities are our top California Christmas Getaway spots.

LOS ANGELES

Christmas in Los Angeles is a very festive season. You'll find every traditional holiday activities like tree lightings and boat parades to theme park events and holiday shows. They even have unusual traditions that you'll only find in California, like the Surfing Santa Contest in Dana Point, and The Santa Speedo Run in Long Beach. If you're with your signifcant other, head over to Universal City walk and share a kiss under the mistletoe dangled by the King Kong cutout. It's giant mistletoe, so it better be a giant kiss! 

The Orlando Hotel

Experience the warm comfort and understated luxury of The Orlando – a stylish Los Angeles luxury boutique hotel in West Hollywood. Situated on West 3rd Street in Los Angeles bordering Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, The Orlando offers a hip urban ambiance that blends genuine hospitality and understated luxury. Experience thrills with their Universal Studios Package which includes overnight accomodations for two and 2 tickets to Universal Studios. 

SAN FRANCISCO

The incredible diversity of San Francisco offers many different ways to celebrate the holidays. The air is crisp, but warm enough to walk around and explore this beautiful city. Celebrate the season with festive shows, Christmas lights, drunken Santas and fun Christmas events. If you really want to make the most of your time in San Francisco during the holidays then consider taking a Holiday Lights Tour with City Sightseeing.

King George Hotel

With its European inspired ambiance and eclectic vibe, the King George Hotel is an urban retreat immersed in the gay culture of San Francisco. Enjoy a 10% discount on your room and get a one day muni visitor pass to explore the City like a local. Take the cable car from Financial District to Chinatown, or Fisherman's Wharf, or explore Ghirardelli Square.

MIAMI

Christmas in Miami is about enjoying the sunshine and gorgeous breezy weather! There’s something magical about the garland-wrapped palm trees, Santa cameos at brunch and Christmas trees made of sand. Visit the grand daddy of holiday displays, Santa’s Enchanted Forest, the only Christmas-themed carnival with three million twinkling lights and festive displays followed by carnival rides and games make this a must-attend event.

Aloft Miami Doral

If you're looking for a forward-thinking alternative to typical travel, loft-inspired design and free-flowing energy, Aloft lets guests customize their stay and celebrate their style. Tune-in and enjoy great music amazing weekly specials at W XYZ® bar.  Book your stay now through January 14, 2018 to enjoy the following: 10% off best available rates, Two complimentary cocktails from W XYZ® bar, Fast & free WiFi throughout the hotel, 24/7 Re:chargeSM fitness center and Free bottled water and coffee, in room.  Book online, or call 866-716-8143 and mention rate plan LQPKG1

HAWAII

Hawaii offers a respite from the chill, making it a sought-after place to celebrate Christmas. The Hawaiian people on the whole love to celebrate, and it's no different during the holiday season. You can enjoy all the regular attractions and also add some fun holiday events to the agenda. As you might imagine, attending a luau is a good way to celebrate Christmas Day itself. 

OAHU

Oahu, known as "The Gathering Place," is the most populated area in the island chain. The Christmas events include the colorful boat parades that are held at the Honolulu Harbor and Hawaii Kai and the annual concerts that renowned Hawaiian performers put on are full of flare.

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

“The First Lady of Waikiki" first opened its grandiose doors on March 11, 1901. Over one hundred years later and countless renovations and refurbishments in-between, Moana Surfrider blends its signature amenities and rejuvenating comfort with the welcoming spirit of a bygone era. Experience the traditions of "The First Lady of Waikiki" with the Moana Experience Package. Oceanfront dining, Afternoon Tea for Two, a full-day beach rental, and so much more are sure to make your holiday one to remember!

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