Thanksgiving’s right around the corner. Families across the country will be hosting relatives or traveling to them for the long weekend.
For those hosting, the holiday can be stressful. You need to clean up the house and stock the pantry beforehand – don’t forget there’s a canned pumpkin shortage this year. For those traveling, there’s the horrific traffic you try (and probably fail) to avoid. Whether you’re hosting or traveling, there’s always that relative you dread talking with at the dinner table.
While it might be too late to duck out on this year’s plan, there are many Thanksgiving getaways that allow you to enjoy the holiday minus the stress of cooking and hosting. This year or next, plan on hopping in your car (or on a plane) and heading to one of these Thanksgiving getaways.
Enjoy Thanksgiving while also getting in the winter spirit at the St. Regis Aspen Resort in Aspen, Colorado. Work up an appetite by skiing on one of the many surrounding mountain slopes. Then return to the resort to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at the Trecento Quindici Decano restaurant. The Thanksgiving offering includes carving stations, pan-seared Colorado bass and pumpkin cheesecake along with your Thanksgiving favorites. Who wouldn’t skip a year of Grandma’s famous green bean casserole for this delicious spread?
PGA Resort – Palm Beach, Florida
For those looking to hold off winter a little longer, there’s the PGA Resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Swap skiing for golfing on one of the resort’s five – yes, five – golf courses. If you’re not much of a golfer, you can always spend the day relaxing by the pool.
On Thanksgiving Day, PGA National’s acclaimed chef-driven Ironwood Steak & Seafood puts together a lavish buffet. If you spring for the individual eight-pound turkey, you’ll also receive carving tools and a PGA National apron.
Mountain View Resort – North Conway, New Hampshire
Looking to keep the kids out of your hair this Thanksgiving? The Mountain View Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire comes with an indoor waterpark that will surely keep them occupied. While the kids stay busy on the waterslides, mom and dad can explore Wildcat Mountain or one of the other nearby peaks.
The resort offers a Thanksgiving Package, which includes breakfast, Thanksgiving Dinner and unlimited access to the water park. No cooking for mom and lots of waterpark time for the kids sounds like a win-win.
Affinia –New York City
Maybe you’re not quite ready to forego all Thanksgiving tradition. If you’re a fan of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, consider the family-friendly Affinia in Manhattan. The hotel offers a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade package that includes a three-night stay, to-go breakfast before the parade and Central Park grandstand parade tickets. The package also includes a $100 food and beverage credit.
Whether you stay home for Thanksgiving or give of these alternative trips a try, we wish you a very happy, safe and filling Turkey Day!