There is a reason that the Thanksgiving season is the time of year when travel is at its all-time high. It is the holiday that is dedicated to gratitude and reflection on what you enjoy and are thankful for in life. If you want to have a short Thanksgiving getaway this season so that you can really focus on what you most appreciate in life, here are some places to consider.
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
If you want a memorable Thanksgiving getaway this year but still want to get into the spirit of the season, head to the place where it all started. In 1620, the pilgrims made their way to what is now Massachusetts via the Mayflower and landed in Cape Cod. The town goes all out for Thanksgiving. Even if you are away from family, you will feel right at home at any number of the Thanksgiving feasts held around the town.
Miami Beach, Florida
Although not your traditional Thanksgiving destination, Miami Beach is the perfect way to escape the brutal cold that tends to move in around the holiday season. Swap your snow boots for some water skis, and live life to the fullest on this famous East Coast beach.
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest party nights of the year in Miami, and you can find plenty of restaurants open on the holiday itself. The next day, head out to the Miami Beach boardwalk shops for some fantastic Black Friday deals. It’s easy to feel grateful when you’re enjoying some sunshine, warmth, and glamour at Miami Beach.
Park City, Utah
If you enjoy the wintery weather that seems to make its way across the country right as Thanksgiving rounds the corner, then make the most of it in Park City, Utah. Home to the most expansive ski resort in the United States, Park City is a great place to spend a Thanksgiving getaway. After enjoying a day on the slopes, you can head over to the famous St. Regis Deer Valley restaurant where you will find a holiday meal as delightful as the one your parents used to make.
Your Family’s House
There really is no place like home for the holidays. Make the most of this time of gratitude by spending it with the people who love you the most and who you love in return. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get back home, as the roads and the air will be congested with travelers headed for family and hungry for the famous turkey.
Almost 40 million people will travel more than fifty miles for holiday visits, and its estimated 90 percent of these travelers will go by car. Even if you feel the urge to escape it all by the end of November, your family will love seeing you, and seeing them will make the long trek home for the holidays worth every single mile.
Thanksgiving is best spent in whatever manner that brings you joy. Whether traveling to a warm destination is your heart’s desire or you crave mom’s famous pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving is the time to look inward and figure out what you are most grateful for. Enjoy every moment of Thanksgiving by spending it in a destination where you want to be.
So let me know in the comments below: where will you be heading for your Thanksgiving getaway this year?
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With all my love,