Thanksgiving is almost here and many people plann mini vacations to see relatives and friends. If you’re thinking about something different this year, there are many amazing places which offer a great experience for the entire family. Here are five destinations to consider for Thanksgiving this year:
1. Leiden, Holland
In Leiden, you can spend a relaxing vacation during this holiday. You can start your day with the Thanksgiving Day’s service at the famous Pieterskerk Church. After, you can visit the Leiden American Pilgrim Museum and learn about the history of the pilgrims who arrived in Holland. Last but not least, for a great Thanksgiving buffet, you may go to the reputed restaurants located nearby Amsterdam.
2. Chicago, Illinois
For a great parade, balloon floats and marching bands, Chicago is the perfect destination. Here you can enjoy the annual McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade, a big and impressive celebration. Other attractions for the holiday are the Christkindlmarket Chicago and the open-air German holiday market. If you have children, you can go to ZooLights at the Lincoln Park Zoo, as it opens after Thanksgiving. The Museum of Science and Industry, as well as the Field Museum are open on Thanksgiving, so you may plan a cultural visit.
3. Negril, Jamaica
What about spending your Thanksgiving relaxing on a beach this year? Many visitors choose Nigel, in Jamaica for the great discounts that they can enjoyed for Thanksgiving. You can celebrate with a beach party and attend a parade of Sesame Street characters. You will enjoy the Caribbean-inspired dishes, the dancing celebrations and the traditions of the area. The Negril Point Lighthouse is one of the most popular attractions, but hiking at Mayfield Falls and Minerals Springs may prove a wonderful experience. In such a place you can easily make your celebration unique!
4. Walt Disney World
Everyone loves Disney World and a family vacation for Thanksgiving 2013 here might be a great idea. You will probably need more than a few days or a weekend to attend all the spectacles during this period of the year. Just make sure not to miss Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. Rest assured as there are many great restaurants at Walt Disney World to enjoy the traditional turkey dinner. Kids will definitely love their Thanksgiving.
5. Plymouth, Massachusetts
Only 45 minutes distance from the city of Boston, people celebrate Thanksgiving as the pilgrims did many years ago. Plymouth is the perfect destination for you if you prefer a traditional Thanksgiving this year. Spectacles and parades, in fact, a 3-day celebration of Thanksgiving, its history and its heritage, wait fo your in this small town of Massachusetts. Do not miss the Plimoth Plantation, which will offer you the possibility to get to know a part of the local history and learn how colonists lived.
Plann your vacation or your weekend gateway for Thanksgiving in time and enjoy a wonderful holiday. Where would you like to spend this holiday in 2013?