Are you getting tired of the same ho-hum Thanksgiving celebration at your house, your parents’ or in-laws house, or at Aunt Bertha’s house? Why not mix things up and spend Thanksgiving as a family at a destination of your choice? Don’t forget that this a four day weekend, too!
A cruise to almost anywhere: Do I really need to tell you that getting pampered while in the Caribbean or the Mediterranean is better than staying home and cooking a huge turkey? There are some extraordinary cruise deals available for the week of Thanksgiving – some simply too good to pass up, even for Aunt Bertha.
Orlando, Florida: Where else can you dine on a bird sitting next to a mouse? Thanksgiving is a major production at Disney World and other popular Florida theme parks. Enjoy extended hours, holiday parades, and special turkey-themed meals.
Plymouth, Massachusetts: If you are looking for the quintessential American Thanksgiving destination, then head to Plymouth, Massachusetts. Take a trip back in time by boarding a life-size replica of the Mayflower. Then, eat, sleep, and pretend you are a Pilgrim at the Plimoth Plantation.
Denver, Colorado: Ski off your second and third helpings of turkey by hitting the slopes around Denver, Colorado. Many of the state’s best resorts, including Aspen, Vail and Breckenridge open in November.
Aruba: Prefer something warmer? Fall is an off season for this seaside destination and that means low airfare and overall great deals!
The following list is from ShermansTravels.com. Included are US destinations as well as Europe, a great destination to visit especially when the cost to travel to Europe is at an all time low.
2. Brussels: If you still desire a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner, you can still have one at the American Club of Brussels.
3. Kauai: “The oldest inhabited island in Hawaii, it’s no wonder people first settled down here – and opted never to leave.”
4. Los Cabos: “Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos is composed of two very different towns: Cabo San Lucas, described by some as a glorified Los Angeles-style resort, and San José del Cabo, a traditional Mexican village. Whichever you fancy, both come complete with haute-style resorts and spas, world-class dining, and plenty of golden beaches.” If this is somewhere that you are interested in staying in then you can check out these Cabos luxury home rentals here.
5. New York: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and so much more!
6. Phoenix & Scottsdale
8. Transatlantic Cruise: There are over 30 transatlantic cruises scheduled for November 2010. Enjoy a leisurely cruise across the Atlantic and imagine what our country’s early settlers felt like. Well, almost…
9. Vail: “With 5,289 acres of terrain available, including superb back bowls, you’ll have plenty of wide stretches and untouched trails to schuss on. Besides the exciting mountain possibilities, the picturesque snow-covered town also offers notable restaurants, lodgings, and fashionable boutiques to charm you off the pistes as well.”
10. Vieques: “Known for its virtually unspoiled sands, this 21-mile-long isle, situated 6 miles off the coast of mainland Puerto Rico, isn’t your average Caribbean hot spot, so don’t come expecting high-rise hotels, luxury complexes, or shopping centers – instead, the island caters to sophisticated, eco-minded tourists with small boutique hotels, the Caribbean’s largest wildlife refuge, and over 40 miles of pristine beach. Visit before everyone else discovers it – and be thankful for the experience.”
Wherever you go, as long as you are with the ones you love and giving thanks, the turkey and Aunt Bertha won’t mind, especially if you invite them both along.