🍁 Thanksgiving trip ideas & tips

Where to go, what to do, and more

πŸ“†Β Today’s Issue

Hey there, travelers! Today, we’re whisking you away on a journey filled with Thanksgiving travel ideas and tips.

  1. πŸ“–Β A little history lesson

  2. πŸ“ŒΒ Thanksgiving destinations

  3. 🧳  Tips for Thanksgiving travel

I've got you covered. So, buckle up and let's take off on this festive adventure.

This week’s travel news recap πŸ“°

Hopper is celebrating Travel Deal Tuesday, on November 28th, which outshines other post-Thanksgiving sales with a surge in travel deals.

In 2022, it had 78% more offers than Cyber Monday, and double that of Black Friday.

This year, Hopper is rolling out incredible flight deals and up to 50% off on hotels in 80 destinations. A perfect day for savvy travelers to snag their next vacation at a steal! 🌍 ✈️ πŸŽ‰

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  • πŸ“ Did you know Thanksgiving traces its roots back to 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts? It all started as a harvest feast shared between the English Pilgrims and the native Wampanoag people.

    This three-day celebration marked a successful growing season and was filled with food, fellowship, and perhaps the first inklings of what would become a lasting tradition.

  • ⏩ Fast forward to 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. He intended it as a day to express gratitude for a pivotal Union Army victory at Gettysburg.


  • πŸ“† Since then, Thanksgiving has evolved into a day where we gather with family and friends, enjoy delicious meals (hello, turkey and pumpkin pie!), and reflect on what we're thankful for.

Destinations for a Memorable Thanksgiving πŸ‚

1. Plymouth, Massachusetts: Where It All Began

  • Why Go: Experience the birthplace of Thanksgiving!

  • Must-Do: Visit Plimoth Plantation and the Mayflower II.

  • Local Bite: Traditional Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings.

2. New York City, New York: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Why Go: Iconic parade, vibrant city life.

  • Pro Tip: Get there early for the best viewing spots.

  • After Parade: Explore Central Park or catch a Broadway show.

3. Asheville, North Carolina: Mountain Retreat

  • Why Go: Gorgeous fall foliage, great for outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Highlight: Biltmore Estate Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Explore: Blue Ridge Parkway for breathtaking views.

4. New Orleans, Louisiana: A Cultural Twist

  • Why Go: Jazz, history, and a unique Thanksgiving cuisine.

  • Feast On: Creole Thanksgiving dishes.

  • Don't Miss: Live music in the French Quarter.

5. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Southwestern Charm

  • Why Go: Rich history, art, and a blend of cultures.

  • Unique Eats: Southwestern-inspired Thanksgiving meals.

  • Visit: Historic sites and local artisan markets.

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🌟 Thanksgiving Travel Tips 🌟

🧳 Travel Light

  • Packing: Pack layers for unpredictable November weather. And maybe some stretchy pants for post-feast relaxation!

πŸ‘₯ Prepare for Crowds

  • Expect Delays: Airports and roads will be busy. Plan for extra travel time.

  • Attractions: Buy tickets in advance for popular spots.

β˜€οΈ Embrace Local Traditions

  • Explore: Every destination has its unique Thanksgiving traditions. Dive in and enjoy the local flavor!

βœ… Stay Safe

  • Travel Insurance: Always a good idea, especially during busy seasons.

  • Health Precautions: Keep up with any health and safety guidelines in your destination.