If you haven’t made plans for Thanksgiving and are looking to spend the weekend away from home and cooking, then here are what we consider the top three Thanksgiving destinations.
#1 – Plymouth, Massachusetts is symbolic of Thanksgiving and at the Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum, you can experience history brought to life. There is also a wonderful New England Harvest Feast beginning October 8th through November 25th. Check out their website at http://www.plimoth.org/plan-your-visit/dining-functions/new-england-harvest-feast for the complete menu and cost.
#2 – New York City is famous for its televised Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which officially kicks off the holiday season. Hotels along the route afford optimal viewing of extravagant floats, balloons, and performances from the comfort of your room. If you arrive a day early, you can watch as balloons are inflated in Central Park in front of the American Museum of Natural History.
#3 – Chicago kicks off its holiday activities on November 18th with a tree-lighting parade along Michigan Avenue. Millions of lights twinkle along the 1.2 route. The day’s events include activities, musical performances, and a fireworks display over the Chicago River. Singing carols at Cloud Gate on Friday evenings, ice skating in Chicago’s parks, taking in a bird’s-eye view of Chicago from Centennial Wheel at Navy Pier are fun things to do during your stay.