The Christmas season is upon us, which means it is time to start thinking about what you and your family will be doing for this special holiday. While many people like to travel to exotic locations like a professional traveller, or travelling interstate and some of us prefer to stay a little closer to home.
If you are staying close to home this Christmas, it doesn’t mean you have to pass on having fun and adventures. There are numerous things you can do that won’t require you to spend a lot of money or travel thousands of miles away.
Here at Ace Airport Parking we see a lot of our customers who are getting ready to celebrate the Christmas holiday interstate. The following are some of the things our customers do during the Christmas season.
Find a Warm, Sunny Interstate Destination
Yes, all the Christmas songs and decorations tell us we should be enjoying the holiday surrounded by snow and ice, but for Melbournians that just isn’t going to happen. That is unless you are willing to travel out of the country, which is both costly and time-consuming. Even though we can’t enjoy the snow and ice, we do have an alternative – sun and beaches.
Many people from Melbourne love to travel to interstate destinations that will guarantee a warm, fun-in-the-sun experience. There are some amazing interstate destinations that are visited by many people include Far North Queensland (Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas and the Daintree Rain Forest). Visiting FNQ you can see Croc Farms like Hartley’s, head our to the Great Barrier Reef, Whale watch, swim in a stinger net (depending on the time of year) and go to some amazing award winning restaurants like Nu Nu in Palm Cove. But if FNQ is a little too far north for you, closer to home, travellers frequent the southern Queensland hot spots (Noosa, Brisbane and the Gold Coast). There are tonnes of restaurants, shops, attractions and don’t forget the miles and miles of beaches along the Sunshine Coast. Popular with families is a theme park Chrismas escape, heading to Wet n’ Wild, Dreamworld and Movie World. The best part is, it is almost always bright, warm and sunny!
Just Spending the Time with Family and Friends
It is not unusual to have family and friends spread far and wide. Christmas is the perfect time to bring everyone together and just enjoy being close to those you love and cherish.
This year, instead of planning a huge outing that requires extensive travel, why not consider flying in your family and friends, and spending the time close to home. There are probably numerous holiday activities and events going on throughout your area. Take advantage of these events and show your family/friends around.
Why not head into the city and celebrate Christmas the Melbourne way, strolling along and watching the famous Myer Christmas windows on Bourke Street Mall, visit Santa for a photo in Emporium and even write a letter to Santa addressed to The North Pole, 9999 and post it in Santa’s Mail Box to get a reply from the big red guy himself, Santa!
There’s heaps to do in and around the city at Christmas with many free events and activities with the City of Melbourne’s annual month-long Christmas festival. There is a spectacular Gingerbread Village at Melbourne Town Hall, a huge Lego Christmas Tree at Federation Square and at night time watch Melbourne Town Hall come to life with an illuminated fantasy, inspired by the twelve days of Christmas and Melbourne Icons.
Inviting family and friends to come and visit you is a great way to create wonderful memories that will last for many, many years. So get out and about in Melbourne and explore your city like a tourist. The best part of it all is it could save you lots of money and make your Christmas extra-special.
No matter what you choose to do this Christmas season, if you – or your loved ones – need to travel, let Ace Airport Parking keep your car safe. Our convenient online booking system means no hassles upon arrival. Simply park your car and take the keys with you. If you prefer to start your trip in style, our valet parking Melbourne Airport service will see a Customer Service Attendant check you in and load your luggage on to one of our speedy Melbourne airport shuttles. Our Melbourne airport parking facility is a mere seven minutes from the Melbourne airport terminals and we offer a range of additional services such as car washing and servicing to pamper your car while you are away. These are a few of the many reasons why Ace Airport Parking is the no fuss, no hassle, Melbourne airport parking facility of choice. Just park at our Melbourne airport car park and enjoy the holidays!