Best Thanksgiving Vacation Destinations

published on September 28, 2019 by

They say the best time to book Thanksgiving flights and rentals is 5-6 weeks before departure, and according to the national travel agency and automobile club, September and October are the “sweet spot” for booking Thanksgiving and Christmas vacations. To help with your Thanksgiving planning, we have compiled a list of perfect destinations to take the family to this turkey day:

Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina is home to a multitude of ocean water sports such as snorkeling, kayaking, and surfing, but is also just minutes from a historic whaling town, where guests can enjoy world famous restaurants, art galleries, and cultural activities. This is a perfect destination for mom and dad to relax while the kids enjoy adventurous water sports.

Orlando, Florida

Treat the family to a magical Thanksgiving vacation with a trip to Universal Studios, SeaWorld or Amway Arena. With plenty of shopping boutiques, dozens of restaurants, and easy access to the beach, Orlando is fast becoming a metropolitan destination in and of itself!

Palm Beach, Aruba

Aruba is an absolute paradise for those who want to try their hand at water sports – the calm, crystalline waters of Palm Beach are ideal for waterskiing, wind surfing and scuba diving. As one of the Caribbean’s hottest vacation spots, the Palm Beach area is also home to countless opportunities for unique dining, shopping and entertainment. This will definitely be a Thanksgiving to remember!

Kapolei, Hawaii

The Kapolei region is the undoubtedly the jewel of Oahu – perfect scenery and natural wonders create a paradise ripe for your exploration. Relive history at Pearl Harbor, feel the spray of Waikahalulu Falls, visit world-renowned Waikiki Beach, dine on sushi in Honolulu, stroll through the Honolulu Botanical Gardens, watch North Shore surfers, trek through mountain rain forests, or enjoy a variety of water sports during your Thanksgiving stay!

Palm Desert, California

A warm year-round climate and a the beauty of the Mojave Desert make Palm Desert, California a relaxing Thanksgiving vacation destination. Delve into the region’s rich history, play a few rounds of golf, and explore the wild beauty of Joshua Tree National Park, Indian Canyons, and The Living Desert.

Princeville, Hawaii

With its cascading waterfalls, tropical rainforests, and mountainous landscapes, Princeville is a magnificent Thanksgiving destination for those with an adventurous spirit. Don’t forget to scope out classic cultural attractions, such as the Kilauea Lighthouse, Waioili church, and Kauai museum during your stay!

Park City, Utah

If you are ready for cooler temperatures and gorgeous mountain views, Park City is the place to go this turkey day. While the area boasts of having “the greatest snow on Earth” for skiers, it also offers outstanding year-round recreational opportunities including great golfing, tennis, mountain biking, fishing, and hiking. After a day of outdoor recreation, enjoy various cultural events, shopping, and fine dining.

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Island is a great destination for anyone who loves beautiful beaches, luxurious golf courses, and lush green wildlife. With plenty of options for relaxation, recreation, shopping, and dining, Hilton Head is a great vacation destination at any time of the year. The family will love it here!

New York City, New York

Enjoy an exciting holiday in New York City! Catch a Broadway show, see the empire state building, or take a cozy stroll through Central Park on your way to a fabulous “Friendsgiving” dinner with friends. Everyone should go to New York at least once in their life!

Las Vegas, Nevada

A thrilling vacation destination at any time of the year, Las Vegas may be the perfect trip for you this Thanksgiving! Let loose this holiday with your loved ones and catch a concert, visit a casino, or fill up at a decadent buffet for Thanksgiving dinner!

Koloa, Hawaii

Experience the exquisite serenity and unparalleled natural beauty of the “Garden Isle” this Thanksgiving break! Explore lush rainforests, charter a catamaran ride along the island’s Na Pali Coast, snorkel among vibrantly-hued aquatic life at Poipu Beach or catch a wave to work up an appetite before a Thanksgiving dinner at a luxurious local restaurant.

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Comments (1)

    • Avatar for Colin P.
      Colin P.
      Oct 09, 2019

      While in Koloa be sure to visit the Koloa Rum distillery.