Travel + Leisure Ranks Aspen, Colorado as the #1 Best Christmas Town in the United States

Stephanie Kroll

Travel + Leisure in September of 2023 ranked Aspen, Colorado as #1 out of 25 Best Christmas Towns in the United States. 

Here is what they had to say about Aspen during the holiday season:

"Nothing quite compares to the joy of seeing a town bedecked with holiday decorations. The sight of boughs of holly and string lights can warm you even in the coldest temperatures. Everyone wants to spend Christmas in a town like that, seemingly plucked from a Hallmark movie, and there are plenty of them dotted all around the U.S.

Festive destinations across the country beckon families and solo travelers alike. Prepare to find yourself drinking a hot toddy among locals at a cozy tavern, see some of the most epic light displays, and cross paths with Santa Claus himself as you stroll the streets of these charming Christmas towns.

A combination of luxe living and small-town charm makes this Rocky Mountain town one of the merriest in the country. Wandering along Cooper Avenue, you may chance upon cookie exchanges, public s'mores roasts, or elf meet-and-greets. Get into the spirit at Aspen's treasured hotels — the lobby of the Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resorts Collection, often hosts carolers, while Ajax Tavern and Element 47 at The Little Nell both serve fabulous holiday meals. Looking for a bird's-eye view of the decorations? Book one of the Sky Residences at W Aspen to get access to a private rooftop lounge overlooking incredible mountain scenery."

As locals who have spent holidays in Aspen, we agree that no place is more magical during the holiday season than Aspen, Colorado. Looking to rent a home or find a timeshare during your holiday stay in Aspen? Contact us and we can help you find the perfect property for your stay today.

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