Swiss flag, switzerland vacation

Every year our family visits a new city for the Christmas holidays, we started this tradition 7 years ago, and it has been the most amazing family tradition we have ever created. As this allows us to visit new places, create new memories and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas without the commercialized idea of gifts and decorations. This year we choose Switzerland as our Christmas holiday destination. After a few weeks of researching and discussing with the family, we all agreed that Grindelwald was the destination we would visit.

Grindelwald is a small village in the Jungfrau Region. It is a picture perfect, little town and for the Christmas holidays it was a Winter White beautiful town. We started our vacation with 2 days in Zurich, Switzerland, which was great since our flight stopped there anyway and this allowed us time to rest as well.

We departed from Miami International Airport for Zurich, where we would spend two nights.

We chose AA and opted for first class since it would be an overnight long haul.

Master Giovanni seems happy with our choice!

AA first class

Our first stop Zurich, we checked in to the Marriott Zurich, I must say it was great. It was located
near the main train station and of course had the obligatory gym!

marriott zurich

The Zurich Christkindlimarkt, which was located near the hotel was amazing! It is set up in a
train station and  you can feel and smell Christmas in the air. The have the largest Christmas

You must and I repeat MUST have a Swiss cheese pretzel while visiting,

zurich swiss pretzel, christmas market

The last day we had our routine morning coffee and our son caught up on  his reading while
enjoying the views.

Marriott Zurich hotel, switzerland travel ideas

We now boarded the train for a 3 hour ride to our next stop, Grindelwald.

Grindelwald train station, switzerland vacation ideas

We fell in love with Grindelwald as soon as we arrived, the train stops right in the middle of
town and you are surrounded by beautiful mountains covered in snow.

Grindelwald, Switzerland, switzerland family vacation, christmas in switerland

The hotel sent a driver to pick us up at the train station, even though the hotel was actually
just a few steps away.

hotel beveldere switzerland, swiss alps vacation

Hotel Belvedere in Grindelwald was the perfect choice! It has amazing view, close to
down town, amazing service and the meals were all first class! When booking this hotel,
we opted to have 4 gourmet meals included. We highly recommend that you choose this option.

Wild herb salad with smoke Iberian ham Belper Knolle Swiss cheese, passion for dressing and toasted pine nuts, belvedere hotel, switzerland
wild boar, belvedere hotel, switzerland
Wintry baked apple strudel with amaretto sabayon and nougat ice cream, belvedere hotel, switzerland
belvedere hotel, switzerland
Smoked duck breast tartar coriander pesto jelly, space pineapple preserves sweet potato coconut shot and cinnamon muffin, beveldere hotel, switzerland
Serano jam, prosciutto raspberry smoothie, beveldere hotel, switzerland
Pumpkin salad with fried swiss cheese, beveldere hotel, switzerland


christmas dinner setting, belvedere hotel


Clear oxtail soup with bell many asparagus chips and gold leaves

Hotel Beveldere in Grindelwald also has an amazing spa.

belvedere hote grindelwald, swiss alp vacation
Spa in Belvedere Hotel, grindelwald switerland

While staying in Beveldere, we also visited all of the near by towns, in Interlaken we
attended a Chocolate Cooking Class at the Funky Chocolate Club. My boys love
chocolate so they were in chocolate heaven!


funky chocolate interlaken switzerland


funky chocolate club, interlaken, switerland, things to do in switzerland
funky chocolate club, things to do in switzerland
swiss chocolate, christmas in switzerland

On one of the days we went sledging, I must admit, I was clueless. We thought it was
a little bunny hill we were going to slide down from. Little did we know it was an enormous
mountain and not for the faint of heart.


fSledging in grindelwald switerzland, things to do switzerland, chrismtas vacation in the alps


sledging in grindelwald, christmas in the alps


We visited Murren, a little carless postcard perfect village.


coffee in murren, coffee in murren, switzerland

fit couple in murren


Lets not forget all of the cocktails and we all know what high altitude and alcohol can do, we did make sure to hydrate accordingly.

swiss beer in switzerland


cocktails switzerland


night cap switzerland


The views!

beveldere hotel grindewald, switzerland vacation


breakfast with a view switzerland


interlaken switzerland


belvedere hotel grindelwald view, christmas in switzerland

Let’s not forget the Fondue!


fondue in switzerland


switzerland fondue


The Suspension Bridge Walk in Grindelwald is a great way to spend the day,

suspension bridge grindelwald, things to do in grindelwald


suspension bridge, grindelwald things to do


suspension bridge grindelwald, things to do grindelwald


suspension bridge grindelwald, switzerland


suspension bridge, grindelwald switzerland


Another great activity is taking the train to Jungfrau, highest mountain in Europe.


jungfrau mountain, switzerland


jungfrau switzerland, the swiss alps


On one of the nights we went for a horse carriage ride while it was snowing, that was magical!


horse carriage grindelwald, switzerland


We had an amazing 10 days in Switzerland and can’t wait to return soon!




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  • Gursimrat

    Posted 2018-07-02 9:26 am

    It is good to see pics of such beautiful places. I am always afraid of travel but whenever I see such beautiful pics, I just want to go on holidays. Switzerland is really a beautiful country.

  • Keith E Ashwood

    Posted 2018-07-02 9:38 am

    I loved the photos you included in this post. It felt like I was there. I want to go see that bridge and do some of sledding! Looked like so much fun!

  • Sedale McCall

    Posted 2018-07-03 8:33 am

    Awesome! Did you have a favorite thing about your trip?

  • T. M. Brown

    Posted 2018-07-03 11:03 am

    This place sounds phenomenal!! What a way to spend the holidays! For me, fondue yes – suspension bridge is a huge no, thank you! LOL. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us.

  • Des & Jen

    Posted 2018-07-03 11:07 am

    Looks beautiful! ♥️

  • julivaglobal

    Posted 2018-07-03 11:32 am

    These are all great pictures and it seems you all had fun

  • Aditi Koranne

    Posted 2018-07-03 1:15 pm

    lovely picture… I will surely plan a trip to switzerland.

  • Stephanie Davis

    Posted 2018-07-03 1:39 pm

    Such gorgeous photos! We’ve visited St. Moritz Switzerland 3 times. It is such a lovely place. If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be there!

  • notquitesupermommn

    Posted 2018-07-03 4:26 pm

    It looks like you guys had an amazing holiday! I love this Christmas tradition you do with your family. My husband and I have often talked about pulling the plug on a commercial Christmas and going this route. Maybe this year? Take care!

  • bossLadyBLOOM

    Posted 2018-07-03 6:11 pm

    from your pictures, this looks like an amazing experience.

  • Madison

    Posted 2018-07-03 8:28 pm

    I absolutely love the perspective of going to a smaller town rather than the capital city. I would love to crosspost this at if you’re interested.

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-07-04 8:51 am

      Hi Madison, small town are amazing! Sure we would love a cross post!

  • Neil Alvin Nicerio

    Posted 2018-07-04 8:56 am

    The food photographs made me hungry, then the snowy mountain made me hungry for adventure.

  • Isaac

    Posted 2018-07-04 9:44 am

    Nice pictures and such a beautiful country. You definitely know how to go to a holiday.

  • thekittycrumbles

    Posted 2018-07-04 4:55 pm

    This is such a great tradition. The last few years my moms side of the family and us get together in Florida. Its just so nice to get away!

    The food there looks so delicious and the atmosphere…. wonderful! Looks like your family had an amazing time!

  • TheSuperMomLife

    Posted 2018-07-04 5:28 pm

    It looks like you had a blast. I’ve always wanted to go to Switzerland.

  • amayszingblogs

    Posted 2018-07-04 10:04 pm

    Nice Family Bonding! Christmas is a time that you can spend time with your family Thanks. for sharing

  • Sara

    Posted 2018-07-04 10:46 pm

    This looks magical!!! No one does Christmas like the Europeans do! Spa, pretzel, christkindlmarkt… all my favorite things!! Impressed with your ability to work out to beat the jet lag! Way to go!!

  • Harish Joshi (@HarishShi)

    Posted 2018-07-04 11:33 pm

    Wow, amazing pictures. I like the one where you are at the bridge. This bridge is really awesome. I hope I’ll be there soon. Thanks for great post.

  • Andrew Koscielecky

    Posted 2018-07-05 3:51 am

    Nice Christmas holiday, I visited Swiss 2 years ago, but during Summer 🙂

  • pslater1972

    Posted 2018-07-05 4:19 am

    This looks a great vacation. I’ve briefly visited Switzerland before but this post made me want to go back.

  • Pujarini Mitra

    Posted 2018-07-05 4:40 am

    Looks like you guys had a great time. Beautiful pictures!


    Posted 2018-07-05 5:11 am

    That looks so great. And I want that beer, please!

  • Eugenia

    Posted 2018-07-05 7:24 am

    What an amazing Christmas tradition and a great way to spend quality time together! Switzerland looks like a really beautiful place to visit, love your photos, especially those with food – just looking at them makes my mouth water!

  • javechuco76

    Posted 2018-07-05 9:24 am

    Love following you both on social media; you have the best adventures!

  • Team Uy

    Posted 2018-07-05 12:41 pm

    i would love to do every activities you did in Switzerland. i will definitely make my swiss trip materialized.

  • Aleese Hughes

    Posted 2018-07-05 2:03 pm

    Those are some great pictures! It looks like you guys had fun!!

  • AC Art of Food

    Posted 2018-07-05 2:24 pm

    The holidays are perfect for spending time with family! Your post is so warm, even though you’re in snow!

  • Novel Blondes

    Posted 2018-07-05 2:36 pm

    Looks like a fabulous trip! I just can’t get excited about cold weather, but maybe in summer.

  • Jojo Hua

    Posted 2018-07-05 7:11 pm

    What a super cute tradition. I’m getting married soon and starting my own family, so I can’t wait to create family traditions of my own too!

  • Adaezeboltbethel

    Posted 2018-07-06 6:17 am

    This look like a fun trip and the kids seems to be having a lot of fun. I think you should do us a post on strange food you had in Switzerland.

  • Blair Villanueva

    Posted 2018-07-06 10:25 am

    What a joyous holiday you’ve got! Where is your next Christmas holiday?

  • Tushar

    Posted 2018-07-06 12:57 pm

    How many places have you traveled to in total?

  • Simone

    Posted 2018-07-08 8:33 am

    Looks like you guys had a fabulous time & thanks for all the great pictures!

  • scotthgilliland

    Posted 2018-07-09 5:56 am

    Looks like you folks had a great trip! I would love to go there, but I feel I may have to improve my skiing a little before I do!

    • Evelyn Hernandez

      Posted 2018-07-12 6:09 pm

      Actually Skiing is not mandatory, there is so much to do outside of the slopes!


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