Nestled between beach getaways and dreams of a white Christmas, is Thanksgiving. Turkey Day is a time to count one’s blessings, to share quality time with family and friends, and to eat like there’s no tomorrow. It’s also, not least of all, the kick off to a four-day weekend for school kids and nine-to-fivers alike.
If you’re a serial traveler, you can hardly read the phrase “four-day weekend” without hearing a tiny voice in your head shout — Vacation! So grab your family and friends and take that trip you’ve been itching to book all year.
Here are some of our favorite fall getaways:
A quintessential New England city, and a quintessential Thanksgiving city. ‘Nuff said. There’s something wafting in its crisp autumn air that will make you feel like a pilgrim as soon as you set foot in Faneuil Hall or Boston Harbor. Or maybe it’s the fact that Plymouth Rock is only 40 miles away! Don’t worry, we’ll get to that later.
Does your team play on Thanksgiving? Well, then load up the tailgate van and make your way to wherever kickoff happens to be. The gridiron goes with Thanksgiving like mashed potatoes go with gravy, so wear your colors with pride.
Stake out a prime spot for the parade, stuff your face at one of nearly 5,000 restaurants, brave the Black Friday madness, and see the sights. This one isn’t for the faint of heart, but if you want to inject some hustle and bustle into your holiday, it’s a great choice.
After a long day of giving thanks for waves, surfboards, and tropical sun, save a turkey and roast a pig on a spit. And who needs cranberry sauce when there are juicy pineapples to be had in Hawaii? West Coasters, this one’s for you.
Duh. If a life-size replica of the Mayflower and Plymouth Plantation aren’t enough to get the turkey juices flowing, then give up and hunker down until Christmas. We have no doubt, however, that this historic destination will have the whole family stuffed full this holiday season.
Are you traveling this Thanksgiving? Let us know where you’ll be spending the holiday in the comments below!