The holiday season can be crazy, fun and a hurly-burly of excitement for all ages, especially for the children.  But for Mom and Dad, with trying to keep the house up, working full time, making sure they have all the gifts for the kiddies, decorating the home, etc., well, it can be a bit frazzling too.

So here is a list of 12 places we suggest that Mom and Dad go for a secret get-away, no kids, just to recharge their batteries before the big day.  Jazz, spas, a romantic sleigh ride, whimsical oddities across Upstate, some iconic museums (during the slow tourist season), etc.  All are great places to unwind, even if for a quick overnighter or an afternoon away.  And remember, don't tell the kids!

12 Christmas Get-Away Ideas for Mom and Dad Only!

No kids allowed? We love them, but sometime the parents need some time for themselves. Take a look at some upstate New York date ideas, and enjoy some quality time with your spouse!

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