Thanksgiving is a time for family get-togethers and eating all the amazing food without worrying about your waistline. Well, if you and your family wish to celebrate this Thanksgiving differently, here’s a list of the 5 best family Thanksgiving getaways that will make your plans worth the change.
New York City, New York, USA
If this seems like an easy and obvious a choice, think again. If it’s around Thanksgiving, it means that the most popular city in America, and probably the world, will undergoing a massive makeover to celebrate the holiday season with great vigor. A tourist destination that tops the list of most families for the thanksgiving break, New York and its Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is a great way to revel in all that the city has to offer. The best parts of a New York Thanksgiving holiday is that there are loads of good food, amazing company in the form of people from America and all over the world, and a general mood of festivity. Add to this the Black Friday sales that begin immediately after Thanksgiving and you have a combination that is hard to beat.
If there’s anything that can beat Hawaii while away on Holiday, it’s the combination of Thanksgiving at one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. The weather during this time of the year is perfect in Hawaii and this isn’t the only reason for families to head to the Big Island either. The secret to a perfect family Thanksgiving holiday is that every person should have something fun to do, but at the same time, ensuring that some genuine family time is spent together as well. Big Island offers just that. From beautiful food to beautiful people, and even adventure and frolic added to the mix, all this and more makes this destination a great one for the season. In the midst of snorkeling, bar hopping and everything in between, takeaway turkey dinners will of course help you keep the Thanksgiving spirit alive.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
If your family wishes to celebrate Thanksgiving away from everything that reminds them of it, well you couldn’t do better than Rio de Janeiro. While the Thanksgiving holiday season is big news in the US with the entire country going berserk over celebrations, Rio de Janeiro is the perfect place to get away from it all while still enjoying some fun family time. When it comes to fun, few can do it better than the Brazilians. This getaway is the perfect place for your family to bond over uninhibited entertainment. Break the ice, feel the freedom of an honest bond forming over beach walks, and move to the rhythm of the grooviest samba tunes. If this Thanksgiving is your family’s chance to get away from the usual, this place is just right.
Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
If tradition matters to you and you wish to show your family what rich American culture and heritage is all about, nothing can beat Plymouth, Massachusetts as a Thanksgiving holiday destination. The pilgrims held the first Thanksgiving celebrations here years ago and even today there are several sites in Plymouth that hold on to the traditional way of doing things and give you an insight into it all. The Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth Rock and Martha’s Vineyard all make for lovely visits. You can even find a replica of the famous Mayflower here and with this timeless combination; few Thanksgiving destinations can prove to be as historic and memorable for your family.
Vail, Colorado, USA
If you and your family are game for some adventure this Thanksgiving, head out to Vail without thinking twice. The snow-covered slopes of this beautiful skiing destination beckon those who love to live life on the adventurous side. Skiing, snowboarding, or simply enjoying some fun times in the snow, Vail offers all this and more. The special Thanksgiving menus at restaurants here will help you maintain the holiday spirit while the popular cookie competition to determine the Official Cookie of Beaver Creek is fun too. The Black Friday shopping expedition will of course help shed some weight gained during the previous day’s celebrations, or you can simply head back to the slopes for some more time on the hills. The lower prices during Thanksgiving also mean that the holiday will be easy on your pockets, helping you get more for your buck.
The options on this list are truly great getaways for that perfect Thanksgiving family holiday. Which one will you choose?