Thanksgiving is a time of peace, love, and gratitude. It’s spending time with your loved ones and letting them know that you are thankful for them. The holiday commemorates a harvest festival first celebrated by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1621, and has held a special place in the hearts of Americans ever since. Although the point of Thanksgiving is spending time together, what would Thanksgiving be without the food? A large feast, wonderful to behold, with a golden glowing turkey at the epicenter of it all is surely the picture perfect Thanksgiving experience? Well, as delightful as that all is, it’s also time-consuming and somewhat stressful for the host in charge. But, there is a solution! Behold: Thanksgiving travel. If you don’t fancy being at home for the holiday this year (or being in charge of the goliath task of cooking), or perhaps you’re craving a change of scene — here’s a few ideas to make your Thanksgiving that bit more special in a different way...
Thanksgiving travel: Our Top 5 Places To Visit This Year
If you’re looking for the best places to travel for Thanksgiving but don’t know where to start, check out our Top 5 picks that range from magical European breaks to relaxing Caribbean getaways.
Why not give Thanksgiving a Caribbean twist? Belize is one of the best places to travel for Thanksgiving to avoid all the stresses that come with organizing your family get together, and still spend cherished time with them. If you’re dreaming of escaping to the warmer climates this time of year, then this will be the perfect opportunity. You can enjoy typical Belizean food or get your hands on that coveted Thanksgiving meal, but without all the pressure and preparation time that inevitably comes with it! Head to the quiet shores of the stunning Ambergris Caye if you want to truly unplug for a few days.
If you’re looking for relaxed vibes and warmer weather this Thanksgiving, then Hawaii may be calling your name. Hawaii also strongly values Ohana (family), so this could be the perfect place for bonding time with your own relatives. As far as Thanksgiving travel goes, Hawaii is a relatively short flight for most, and is afterall still an American state, meaning that Thanksgiving is still a big affair, albeit with an island twist.
No, not just because you’re hungry but also because heading to Europe in off peak season means some seriously good deals! You may or may not be able to find a Thanksgiving dinner in Hungary, but you sure as heck will find some equally delicious and comforting dishes to enjoy while you roam the cobbled streets of Budapest. Warm yourself up after a chilly Winter walk in the famous thermals baths, and enjoy each others company.
Now, if you’re looking for somewhere remote to truly spend quality time together, perhaps consider heading to Bermuda, It’s not the most obvious choice for Thanksgiving travel, but we promise you’ll enjoy it nonetheless. Otherworldly beaches made up of turquoise water and pink sands will make this tropical island a Thanksgiving experience to truly remember.
5. The Netherlands
Another beautiful country to visit if you fancy a European break is The Netherlands. Amsterdam is particularly lovely this time of year and less crowded. You can wander along narrow streets and alongside canals. It’s is full of museums to peruse and hearty food to eat, so The Netherlands is well worth considering on your Thanksgiving travel list.
We hope that our post on the best places to travel for Thanksgiving helped to inspire you to try something different and explore further afield with your loved ones this year. Thanksgiving is all about making memories and being thankful for you family and friends, and what better way to appreciate these than by spending time together on a vacation?
If you’re interested in spending a magical Thanksgiving in peaceful Ambergris Caye, Belize, Tranquility Bay is a place that you can truly unplug and spend quality bonding time with your loved ones in the sun, whether that be relaxing on the beach, snorkeling, or exploring ancient Mayan ruins! Contact a member of our friendly staff who will be happy to assist you with any enquiries.