This month’s suggested attractions and activities prove that December does’t have to be all about snow, ice, and frenzied holiday shopping.

We’ve got your covered whether you wish to paraglide over the Swiss Alps or relieve stress at a modern Florida spa.

You’ll also find historic golf courses and boat tour operators below. As well as ski schools, so you can learn to be as good–or better–than Bode Miller or Lindsey Vonn.

Santa comes early when you start planning a trip using our suggestions. Review them quickly, then make your own itinerary fit your schedule and style.