Getting busy in the kitchen and planning out all the details of a Thanksgiving meal may not be for everyone. If you are looking for a hassle-free Thanksgiving, let us bring you to our top five Thanksgiving getaways in the United States.
One: History of Thanksgiving in Boston Massachusetts
This is where it all began a few hundred years ago. Celebrate Thanksgiving at Plimoth Plantation. Your pilgrim hosts at 1627 Plimoth will tell tales of England, stories of the harvest celebration of 1621, sing and be entertained with old psalms and songs- experience an early American traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. For reservations and to find out more go to plimoth.org.
Visit Pilgrim Hall Museum, Mayflower II and Plymouth Rock, National Monument to the Forefathers and more and watch The Pilgrim Progress Procession at 10 a.m. where they reenact the Pilgrim’s march to the original church site and have a short worship service. For more details, go to MassVacation.
Boston has so much to offer if you like history, good food and a Thanksgiving that is different this year. The city is close to five major airports and Boston Logan International Airport is only four miles from Boston city center.
Two: Beach and Sun in Hawaii
You do not need to adjust to a new culture or get a visa if you take a vacation in Hawaii. If you are from Seattle, WA, Honolulu is just five hours 37 minutes away. Sunshine and warmth will greet you once you step out of the airport.
For more information on where to go and what to do, here are two articles we have written about Hawaii:
Three: Food and Parade in New York City
Over 100 airlines fly into New York City every week. It can be busy but there are many ways to get to New York City even during Thanksgiving week.
For 87 years the New York Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has been the official kick-off to the holiday season. (Source: Macy’s)
Will this be the year you take a vacation with your family to see it live?
While in New York, check out the many restaurants that serve all types of ethnic foods including Thanksgiving Specials. The city is called “the city that never sleeps” for a reason.
Here is an article on food:
For an unforgettable Thanksgiving celebration, reserve a Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise in New York City. While dining you may have opportunities to take photos of the skyline and Statue of Liberty.
Four: Disney World and Sunshine in Orlando
Thanksgiving is the best time to visit Disney World Orlando. The holiday lights and decorations will replace the days of heat and humidity. Orlando is only a 14 hour 11 minute drive from Baltimore, MD and eight hours 12 minutes from Charlotte, NC.
Take the kids to meet Mickey and his gang and reserve a special dinner at one of the many restaurants in the four theme parks – Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. The Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom is usually the best place for special dinners with friends from the Hundred-Acre-Wood.
For tips on vacationing in Disney, please read Your Magical Disney World Vacation Made Easy.
Five: The Ice and Adventure in Vail Colorado
Not everyone hates the snow. Some of us live to take on the next skiing adventure. Vail, CO, has pedestrian friendly heated streets, a place to relax after a full day of skiing in the mountains.
Eagle County Regional Airport and Aspen-Pitkin County Airport are two of the nearest airports to Vail. Vail is a 98 mile drive from Denver for those who prefer to fly into Denver, CO.
For Thanksgiving Dinner in Vail or Beaver Creek, check out Vail.net for a list of restaurants, hours, telephone numbers and prices.
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