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Top 5 Thanksgiving Travel Destinations

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year. If you're used to spending the day in the kitchen and celebrating at home with the family, maybe it's time to try something new. or maybe you've been thinking about taking the family on vacation but aren't sure where to go. These are the top family-friendly Thanksgiving travel destinations in the country.

New York, New York - The biggest Thanksgiving event in the country - the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - takes place each year in New York City. It's a fantastic display of colorful floats, marching bands, and giant helium balloons that attracts upwards of three million spectators. Hotels and restaurants throughout the city offer a variety of travel packages and itineraries for holiday visitors including dining out, ice-skating in Rockefeller Center and Black Friday shopping along Fifth Avenue.

Plymouth, Massachusetts - Visitors to Plymouth can celebrate Thanksgiving pilgrim-style. Visit Plimouth Plantation where you can board a life-size replica of the Mayflower, tour the supposed landing site of the Mayflower at Plymouth Rock and pay your respects to the statue of Massasoit, the native Wampanoag chief who signed an accord with the pilgrims in 1621. You'll be hard-pressed to find a more historic destination to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.

San Diego, California - The Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival takes place each year in sunny San Diego. This festival of traditional jazz, swing and Dixieland musicians is held at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego. The festival begins on Wednesday night and lasts through the weekend with live shows taking place all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. While you're there don't miss Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, Old Town and the beaches.

Denver, Colorado - Thanksgiving is an ideal time for skiing in Denver. Many of the best area resorts including Aspen, Telluride, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Vail, Keystone and Copper Mountain open up just before the holiday weekend. If you love to ski but don't love the cold weather Thanksgiving weekend is a great time to hit the slopes and take advantage of opening weekend deals and early season specials.

Orlando, Florida - Walt Disney World in Orlando is a favorite family-friendly Thanksgiving destination. Opening hours at the park are extended and there are holiday-themed parades and special events. Feast on traditional Thanksgiving fare at an all-you-can-eat Disney World restaurant buffet or opt for something slightly more upscale at one of the area resorts. Keep in mind that the Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest times at Walt Disney World in Orlando and the park will be very crowded.

Ensure that your holiday travel goes as smoothly as possible with these helpful Thanksgiving Travel Tips.

Sources: Thanksgiving Vacation Spots Top 10 Thanksgiving Vacation Destinations 20 Thanksgiving Destinations

By Laura - Laura enjoys writing travel and lifestyle articles.  





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