If you choose traditional burial you will have the option to have an open or closed casket visitation and/or a service prior to the burial. You may also choose to have an immediate burial without a visitation or service.
With cremation your options are numerous. An open casket visitation and/or a service to honor the life of your loved one can still be held. You can then choose burial in a cemetery plot, inurnment in a cremation niche, retaining of the cremated remains by a family member, scattering on private property or at a place that was significant to the deceased. (It would always be advisable to check for local regulations regarding scattering in a public place – your funeral director can help you with this).