Prague named best holiday destination
Readers of USA Today put Prague at top of its list
While the holiday season is all but over, it is still nice to get recognition. Readers of the American newspaper USA Today and website 10Best.com chose Prague as the number one holiday destination, followed by sunny Puerto Rico in the Caribbean and McAdenville, North Carolina.
For Prague, the description praised the Old Town Square Market, which is still open until Jan. 6.
“Advent is one of the most magical times to visit the city of Prague, which gets decked out with trees, lights and markets. The largest Christmas market in the Czech Republic occupies Old Town Square, where visitors can stand beneath the city’s tallest Christmas tree,” the USA Today / 10Best description states, adding some information about the Dec. 5 celebration of St Nicholas (Svatý Mikuláš).
You can’t actually stand beneath the tree; it is behind a decorative fence for public safety.
For Americans, the appeal of the second-place winner is clear. US citizens can travel to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico without a passport, which many Americans do not have.
The third-place winner is a bit of a mystery place to many. McAdenville, North Carolina, is nicknamed Christmas Town USA. Ever since the 1950s the town has decorated for the holidays, with a route through the town taking visitors past thousands of lights and hundreds of decorated trees and other displays.
Warm getaways did not do as well as traditionally cold places. Sites in Finland, Iceland, Canada and Norway all made the list.
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Source: 10best.com / USA Today