02 Nov Extend Family Holiday Time With a Thanksgiving Vacation
4 Cheap Thanksgiving Vacations You’ll Love
The holidays are right around the corner and those few days with our loved ones seem to just go by too quickly. We want to make the most of our time as a family and what better way than to book a vacation for the weekend of Thanksgiving so you can extend the fun while also visiting a preferred vacation destination with endless activities?
As if the idea of additional time together wasn’t enough, there are amazing deals on vacations so you can stay at an impressive resort without breaking the bank just as the holiday season begins.
Here are just 4 of our 4-day/3-night Thanksgiving vacation packages you’ll want to consider:
The Smoky Mountains have long been a favorite family vacation destination and visiting during Thanksgiving break is more than ideal. You can enjoy ample dining and shopping during your visit, including the Great Smoky Mountain Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show which is hosted the entire week of Thanksgiving.
With mild temperatures in the mid-50s, there are so many great outdoor activities to participate in, like horseback riding, hiking, and biking. Though the weather is warmer, it doesn’t stop local businesses from bringing in snow and winter activities. Ober Ski Mountain offers early-season snow tubing thanks to its snow-making equipment and Ober Gatlinburg offers ice skating year-round!
New York City, New York
If you’re already considering an iconic NYC Thanksgiving vacation to experience the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade firsthand, then you might as well pack in as many experiences as you possible! Take in the seasonal activities in the city like ice skating at the Christmas Market, book the Christmas Lights Tour of NYC, take a scenic stroll through Central Park, and so much more.
No matter what time of year you’d like to visit New York, you’ll never run out of attractions. Catch a show on Broadway, shop until you drop in some of the city’s (and world’s) most iconic neighborhoods, spend time at the many museums and galleries scattered throughout the city, and enjoy endless and diverse dining options from grab-and-go pizza shops to fine dining.
Debatably, late November through December is the best time to visit Branson to both avoid the denser crowds of summertime vacationers and also experience the transition the city goes through for the holiday season. Some preferred seasonal activities include Branson’s Christmas Lights Trails, Branson Scenic Railway, and hiking.
Fortunately, many of Branson’s top attractions are open through the holidays so you can experience it all with your family! Visit Silver Dollar City amusement park, the Titanic Museum, Wonderworks, the Hollywood Wax Museum, a variety of live shows, and so much more. There are plenty of dining and shopping experiences to be had, as well!
If your family’s idea of the perfect vacation is warm and has beach access, Carlsbad is the place for you. Carlsbad has impressive year-round weather with temperatures in the low 70s. Though it might not be warm enough for swimming, you can still spend your days playing on the sand and enjoying amazing views of the Pacific Ocean.
Besides the beach, Carlsbad is close to a number of famous attractions that the whole family will love like LEGOLAND California, the San Diego Botanic Garden, Sea Life Aquarium, and Carlsbad Ranch. You can also spend time at Carlsbad Village where there is a variety of restaurants, shops, and much more.