There’s not much better than the much-needed break that Thanksgiving provides. This year, take advantage of no work or school and plan a quick family trip to get away from daily life’s stressors. Who knows, it could be just the rejuvenating boost you need to get through until Christmas. Check out what we consider to be the best places for a family vacation on Thanksgiving break—you won’t want to miss out on this chance to refuel your soul! If you’re short on funds, this trip could be a Meaningful Use For a Personal Loan.
New York City, New York
New York City is always a lovely place to visit during the holidays, and if you and your family don’t mind the crowds, then Thanksgiving is the time to go. New York City offers endless fun during the holidays, from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Christmas festivities that come soon after. It’s definitely something you should see once in your lifetime! New York is also one of the most popular destinations for USA tours in general.
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If you’re a nature-loving family, then head to the breathtaking Great Smoky Mountains during the holidays this year. Gatlinburg is the perfect place to start your vacation, as it’s closely situated to the mountains. You’ll get to see all the exquisite grace of the area from your cozy cabin, or go skiing down Mount Harrison—it’s a great spot for a relaxing family vacation.
Park City, Utah
Park City is an absolute beauty during the holidays, and if you’re looking for a trip that’s a bit more remote compared to NYC, then this is place for you. It’s one of the most famous small towns in America, yet it’s home to the largest ski resort in the U.S. Ring in the beginning of the holiday season with a Thanksgiving buffet, fluffy snow, and an enchanting atmosphere!
Similar to NYC, Chicago is a great spot for a complete celebration weekend. The chill is made up for with all the different holiday-worthy attractions—from the parade to Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile. Take the kids to Chriskindlmarket and find some fetching little trinkets to take home with you!
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
Do you have history buffs in your family? If so, there’s no better place for a family vacation than the site of America’s first Thanksgiving. Visit the Berkeley Plantation and head back in time to 18th century Virginia as you celebrate the holiday. Horse-drawn carriages, re-enactments, and arts and crafts are just the beginning of what you’ll experience!
Another place to take you back in time, Plymouth is where you’ll see the site of the original colony settled by the Pilgrims who traveled on the Mayflower. If you don’t want to climb aboard the ship replica, there are plenty of parades, food festivals, and live entertainment to fill your weekend.
One of our favorite small towns in Colorado is the gorgeous Telluride. Thanksgiving in Telluride is filled with delectable food, remarkable views, and fantastic memory makers. Whether you decide to relax in your vacation rental or explore the slopes and town center, you’re in for an unforgettable trip. There are tons of kid-friendly activities, but some of the best memories are made through exploration. Enjoy the holidays!
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