Traveling for the Holidays: 10 Places to Spend Thanksgiving This Year

Thanksgiving is a stressful time of the year. The turkey, the family gatherings, the political discussions. We’ve all been there. While it can be a great time of year for many people, it’s also a good time to getaway for others. If you’ve been considering visiting another city for the Thanksgiving holiday, we’ve put together a list of places you could visit. 

Here are ten places to spend Thanksgiving this year.  

Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spas, Lake Placid, N.Y

Lake Placid, N.Y

Be sure to enjoy the reflections of fall colors when you visit Mirror Lake Inn. This historical resort is nestled comfortably along the water’s edge, so when you stay here you can enjoy some stunning views. It’s just steps away from the many shops along Main Street, or if action is what you’re seeking, you’re just a short distance from Whiteface Mountain with its many ski slopes as well as their world-class luge racing track. Be sure to enjoy Mirror Lake Inn’s famous cheddar apple pie with their traditional turkey dinner.

XV Beacon Hotel, Boston, Ma 


A 15% discount is available if you stay three days at the luxurious Boston Hotel located right in the heart of the downtown core. Walk off those extra helpings of turkey, gravy and stuffing by strolling through one of America’s greatest cities, there’s so much history in Boston, and you’ll love exploring it at Thanksgiving. 

The Kimpton Muse Hotel, New York, N.Y.

new york city thanksgiving trip

Located In Midtown Manhattan, Kimpton Muse is a must-stay destination. At the crossroads of the world, you’ll be hard-pressed to find an attraction that isn’t a short walk away. While Times Square is always a delight, be sure to visit Rockefeller Center. There’s a gentle hum of people strolling through the city before the Christmas rush. Be sure to check out all the many restaurants and cafes that make New York City so special. 

The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, N.C.

ashville nc

Asheville is a city with arts and culture, and your family can enjoy portraits with Santa Claus, the National Gingerbread House Competition, and visits to cafes and galleries. Enjoy a fantastic Thanksgiving at the artisanal Blue Ridge Cafe and then a festive Christmas tree lighting downtown. Asheville is one of the most colorful cities in America in the fall, be sure to see it in person. 

The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado 

colorado springs

Athletic types will love hiking, biking, horseback riding, archery, fly-fishing, and more near the five-star Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Champagne brunches and traditional Thanksgiving dinners are offered here throughout the weekend. 

The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

White Sulphur Springs

Stay in this cherished national landmark from 1778 that looks every bit like the White House and enjoy a Thanksgiving brunch from their five-star chef. This famous American institution hosts sleigh rides, horseback riding, glass-blowing, traditional tea, and Turkey Tail runs.

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, Stowe, VT

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, Stowe, VT

If you are a ski bunny then you will enjoy spending your Thanksgiving at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa that is surrounded by snowy rolling hills with ski runs. The chefs will prepare a traditional buffet with all the fixings, and if you stay more than two nights, the third night is free. 

Here are some more ski getaway ideas in the USA, or you could check out our list of the best ski resorts in Western Canada.

Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, S.C.

Charleston, S.C.

Stay at this historic boutique hotel in downtown Charleston and enjoy the holiday decorations on Marion Square and the unique, artsy shops on King Street. A holiday package includes a Thanksgiving dinner for two at the Hotel’s Swamp Fox Restaurant.

Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, VA 

If you are a golfer, stay at one of the Kingsmill Resort condos two 18-hole championship golf courses. There are four on-site restaurants that offer Thanksgiving fare. There are also two pools, a spa, and a bus with free transportation to Busch Gardens.  

Montage Deer Valley, Park City, Utah

montage deer valley

This Montage Deer Valley is a massive luxury resort known for its 35,000 square foot spa and ski valet that handles all your gear. This place is ideal for large family gatherings and offers a Thanksgiving buffet, fire pits, cookie baking, scavenger hunts, a tree-lighting, and even photo sessions.

Let’s show our gratitude to the restaurants, hotels and event venues that have managed to stay open during this global pandemic by booking your 2021 Thanksgiving getaway. Be sure to book your trip soon and enjoy the festivities these amazing resorts have to offer!