Travel Tips / November 12, 2017

How to Plan a Thanksgiving Getaway

Thanksgiving is all about gathering with family and close friends, as well as sharing precious moments and delicious food at mom’s house. This is the traditional way of celebrating Thanksgiving. However, occasionally, it does not hurt to consider a Thanksgiving getaway. Here are tips and ideas to assist you in planning a Thanksgiving getaway.

Book your flight sooner than later

If you still don’t know where you want to go for the Thanksgiving getaway, make sure you don’t procrastinate in booking a flight. Book your flight now as further delays will accumulate the charges. It might be cheaper to fly on the actual Thanksgiving day than the day before.

Be flexible to where you want to go

Be adventurous and let the winds take you wherever it’s going. Websites like Skyscanner and farecompare.com will allow you to check the cheapest place to go at a specific time.

Take a road trip instead of flying

If you can get to your destination by car, consider taking a road trip. Driving can be therapeutic for you as it brings that calmness element that airport travel lacks. Also, it might be cheaper to rent a car than book a flight. Download our free Road Trip Checklist

Cook Thanksgiving dinner yourself

When you travel, it might be easier for you to eat at a restaurant or your hotel. If you want to really experience the Thanksgiving spirit, plan to cook your own Thanksgiving dinner. Book an apartment or holiday accommodation with kitchen units than an average hotel room.

Invite a local and share Thanksgiving meal

This might sound too much for some or an unnecessary hurdle, but Thanksgiving is about sharing and showing love. You will create lasting and interesting memories when you share some time and meal with an interesting local person. Just be careful you don’t just pick a random person from the streets but are comfortable with the person you invite and above all have taken safety measures.

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Best places to go for a Thanksgiving getaway

Mountains for Thanksgiving?

  • Asheville, North Carolina
  • Whistler, Canada
  • Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania
  • Eureka Springs, Arkansas 
  • Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • Santa Barbara, California
  • Keystone Resort, Colorado
  • Park City, Utah

Beach vacation on Thanksgiving?

City-life on Thanksgiving?

  • New York, New York
  • San Miguel de Allende, México
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Paris, France
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Montreal, Canada

Good luck and have a happy thanksgiving getaway!

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