Top Holiday Destinations to Kick Off Thanksgiving Weekend

Sometimes a luxury getaway is just what we need over the busy holiday season. So why not escape for Thanksgiving weekend and enjoy the offerings of these top destinations?

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Andaz San Diego Rooftop Pool

If you are planning to stay in the country, Here are the top destinations for this Thanksgiving weekend:

1. San Diego, California

A warm and sunny destination, San Diego is an excellent place to spend your Thanksgiving long weekend. With sandy beaches, and attractions such as SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo and the Wild Animal Park there is plenty to do and see. Additionally, the annual Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival is sure to provide enjoyment for Jazz lovers of all kinds.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay be sure to check out the Andaz San Diego. Located in the Historic Gaslamp Quarter of the city, the hotel’s chic style and innovative approach to service makes it a top destination. The hotel also offers guests full access to the Ivy Rooftop pool and VIP access to the connected four-story Ivy Nightclub.

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Andaz San Diego Rooftop Pool        Andaz San Diego Star Suite - Living Room

2. Disney World, Orlando

What’s better then spending the holidays at one of the most magical places on earth? With venues offering special Thanksgiving Day meals options, and all the spectacular Disney festivities, there really is no better way to get in the celebratory spirit.

Looking for accommodation? The Waldorf Astoria Orlando provides a luxury hotel experience within the gates of the Disney World Resort. Offering a spa and golf course, alongside legendary dining options in the tradition of the New York City original, the hotel is committed to providing what they refer to as “unrivaled accommodations.” They also provide complimentary luxury motor-coach transportation to ensure you have no trouble getting from the hotel doors to the Disney World Theme Parks and Downtown Disney.



3. Las Vegas, Nevada

Sin City might not be the first holiday destination you think of, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider it. Delicious food and good times await.

Consider staying at MGM Grand’s Sky Lofts for the ultimate experience in luxury. From the limousine that will pick you up directly from the airport, to various luxurious amenities throughout your stay and breathtaking views from your loft, you are sure to enjoy a weekend like none other.



4. St. Augustine, Florida

Some scholars argue it was not Plymouth, but instead St.Augustine that was the site of the first Thanksgiving celebration back in 1565. Either way, St. Augustine is a beautiful location to spend the long weekend.

Stay at the Casa Monica Hotel and you will find yourself only a short stroll to the historic downtown attractions. The hotel was first established in 1888 and restored in 1999 to provide all the conveniences of modern luxury accommodation. A special Thanksgiving buffet menu is being offered at the hotel’s renowned restaurant the 95 Cordova and will feature everything from “Roasted Butter Basted Turkey” to a Chef attended omelette station.

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Casa Monica Hotel Pool         Casa Monica Hotel Lobby

For those of you looking to leave the country this Thanksgiving weekend, here are the top luxury getaways:

1. Cancun, Mexico

Who doesn’t want to escape the colder temperatures and relax on a white sandy beach? Spend this Thanksgiving in Cancun, Mexico and you’re sure to mark it as one of the best.

Treat yourself to a room at the Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, and don’t worry about a thing. Whether you are a couple, a group of friends, or a family, the accommodating staff will ensure your vacation needs are met. The hotel presents Mayan-inspired spa treatments, outstanding meals, and lavish amenities.



2. Banff, Canada

Nestled in the Canadian Rockies Banff, the site of the world’s second oldest national park, is the perfect place to spend a winter weekend such as Thanksgiving. Banff offers exceptional skiing opportunities, romantic backdrops, and a magical winter setting.

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel welcomes you with true Canadian hospitality. Happy to assist you in your vacation needs, from dining to ski packages and amenities, the hotel has a reputation as one of the finest in the country. Rooms are accompanied by beautiful and charming views of the Canadian Rookies.



3. Honolulu, Hawaii

Celebrate Thanksgiving on the Hawaiian Islands where you will certainly be thankful for the warm weather, and alluring sunsets. Spend the day on the beach, and then enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. Whether traditional turkey, or island inspired favorites, the meal is sure to be delicious.

If you are looking for somewhere different to stay, the Modern Honolulu invites its guests to “experience barefoot luxury” by creating a blended atmosphere of sophistication and laid back surf culture. Claiming to be the “Modern Honolulu’s Urban Resort Concept” the hotel offers luxury services and amenities paired with the roots of Waikiki style. The resort is also proud to be the home of Iron Chef Morimoto’s newest restaurant, the Morimoto Waikiki.



4. Paris, France

Take off to Paris for Turkey Day where you are sure to indulge in some of the finest gourmet meals. Whether traditional Thanksgiving dishes or local cuisine, all your culinary needs will be taken care of by top chefs, leaving you time to relax, sightsee, shop, and enjoy all the offerings of this beautiful city.

Consider staying at the Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière, one of the finest five star luxury Parisian hotels. Additionally, as a “forerunner in sustainable development” the hotel is committed to three ISO standards: service quality, environmental commitment, and safeguarding human and children’s rights. These standards set them apart in the international hotel industry.



5. New Zealand

Escape to the remarkable landscapes of New Zealand this Thanksgiving. Outdoor lovers, or even those just looking to relax at a peaceful resort will find they have all too much to be thankful for in this beautiful country.

To truly relax, visit a resort like Huka Lodge. Located on 17 acres along the Waikato River the resort offers peace, tranquility, and stunning natural surroundings. The resort lands include a heated swimming pool, spa pools, a tennis court, petanque and croquet courts alongside plenty of quiet corners to enjoy nature.


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