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3 Perfect Destinations in the U.S. to Spend Thanksgiving

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Photo credit: Bigstock

For all of you who haven’t made any plans yet for Thanksgiving, and are thinking about traveling somewhere rather than staying home and cooking up a huge meal, here we have some of the most popular Thanksgiving destinations in the USA.

1. Orlando, Florida

Orlando is definitely in full Bloom (get it?) during the holiday season, and if you are a fan of theme parks, you are in for a treat.

Since these fun parks tend to be rather packed during the holidays (Thanksgiving as well), many of them have extended working hours, which makes it easier for you and your family to enjoy the rides and shows without all the frustration.

Also, Disney World has a lot of Thanksgiving specials when it comes to meals, so you won’t be missing out on the traditional feast.

The whole nine yards!

2. Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Looking for a nice mountain getaway destination this Thanksgiving? If yes, Gatlinburg might just be the perfect place for you.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park is THE destination, especially if you are traveling with your family. There you can find a wide range of affordable vacation rentals – from cute and cozy cabins, to badass mountain chalets.

There’s also the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show scheduled to start on November 24. This is a nice place to visit and find some unique holiday gifts for your friends and family.

For all you winter sports enthusiasts out there, the Mount Harrison is a must! The resort offers:

  • ice skating rinks,
  • nine ski trails,
  • a snow tubing lane,
  • all the necessary gear available to rent.

3. Santa Barbara, California

If you are looking for a place with mild, year-round Mediterranean climate, Santa Barbara is definitely the place to consider.

The American Riviera (as it has been named) is cradled between the glorious Santa Ynez Mountains and the mesmerizing blue expanse of the Pacific.

If you are worried about your traditional Thanksgiving dinner, don’t fret just yet as you will find numerous great restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner there.

Add some of the fine local wines from the area’s notable vineyards, and you‘ll have yourself a full-on Thanksgiving feast.