Want to get away for Thanksgiving but aren’t sure where to go? Here are a few fun ways you can get away for the long weekend and have some fun!
Book a room in the Big Apple.
New York City is home to the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, so it’s no surprise to learn that this metropolis is one of the best places to spend the day. Find an Airbnb with a full kitchen and whip up Thanksgiving dinner while you’re away, or throw tradition aside and take the family to the best Chinese restaurant you can find for a feast. Love to shop? Stick around for Black Friday and get in line early at your favorite store to snag some great deals!
Kick back in the Big Easy.
New Orleans is hailed as a food lover’s paradise, so what better place to spend such a food-oriented holiday than in this Southern city? Catch some jazz music, enjoy the still-warm weather, and find a great local spot to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. Order a turducken to feed the family – after all, the bizarre turkey-duck-chicken hybrid was first created here – or stick to regional classics like jambalaya and gumbo. Don’t miss the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Experience history in Williamsburg, Virginia.
While Plymouth, Massachusetts takes credit as the home of the first Thanksgiving, locals claim the honor belongs to Williamsburg, Virginia. Explore Colonial Williamsburg, where you can tour 18th-century buildings, or find a little excitement at the nearby Busch Gardens theme park.
Go on a cruise!
Thanksgiving can be the perfect time to book a cruise with the family. The warm weather you’ll find in the Caribbean or along the Mexican coast will be a pleasant escape from the quickly chilling temperatures back at home. More importantly, you’ll get to spend some actual quality time together as a family on the ship without cell phone signals or other distractions, and you’ll get to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without having to cook it or clean up the mess.
Rent a cabin in the woods.
Finding a cabin to rent in the forest can be a fantastic way to get away with family for the long Thanksgiving weekend. Whether you’re in the northwest or the southeastern part of the country, there’s often a suitable place to rent a cabin within a few hour’s drive. Bring along some food to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner and enough board games and playing cards to keep everyone entertained in the evenings! Spend a day or two hiking together, and you’ll realize how much you have to be thankful for.
As you can see, if you’re looking to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday away from home, you have plenty of ways to make it happen! Which location sounds like it would be the most fun for your family? Leave a comment and let me know!