Thanksgiving is mainly holiday when people gather in a family circle. Most of the people decide to stay at home with their family but in last few years more and more is popular for people to travel and gather somewhere for Thanksgiving. Tho as a Macedonian we don`t have such a thing but im pretty familiar with this tradition from telling of my American friends.
Week before Thanksgiving start in consultation with my friends we made a list of 5 best places to spend Thanksgiving with your dearest family.
5. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Thanksgiving in the Smokies might be ideal if you’re looking for a mountain getaway. Gatlinburg is a beautiful gateway to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and a popular destination for families all year long. You’ll find a wide range of vacation rentals, from cozy cabins to mountain chalets as well as numerous activities and events. The Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show , offering a perfect place to pick up unique holiday gifts. Winter sports enthusiasts will want to drive to the top of Mount Harrison, or take the aerial tramway that departs every 20 minutes from downtown to Ober Gatlinburg. Here you’ll find an ice skating rink, nine ski trails and a snow tubing lane, as well as gear available to rent.
After all of that activity you’re sure to work up a bit appetite for a Thanksgiving meal, and both The Old Mill Restaurant and Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant serve up a spectacular feast.
4.Montage Deer Valley (Park City, Utah)
3.The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Thanksgiving is a wildly popular holiday on on Kiawah Island, a private retreat known as the most luxurious of the small islands dotting the coastal South—over 40,000 visitors will descend over the weekend. The island goes all out over Thanksgiving, particularly at the Sanctuary,. Highlights include the Thanksgiving Feast buffet in the Sanctuary ballroom, Pumpkin Hockey, an early-morning 5K Turkey Trot fun run, and family sand sculpting. The weekend concludes with Kiawah Island Real Estate’s annual Party in the Park, featuring low-country food and drinks, face painting, games, and a performance by Darius Rucker. The morning after Thanksgiving, Santa arrives for a tree lighting ceremony, with extras like cookie and ornament decorating on offer.
2.Hawaii thanksgiving destination
While any time of the year is a great time to go to Hawaii, November is particularly good as it tends to be less over run with tourists, offering a quieter time while still allowing you to enjoy that fabulous turkey dinner as most resort restaurants offer special meals for the holiday. While it does tend to be a rainier month, by choosing destinations on the dry side of the islands, generally the southern or western coasts of Kauai, like Poipu, Wailea on Maui, Kailua-Kon on the Big Island or Waikiki on Oahu, you’re likely to experience more idyllic weather. If you visit Waikiki, you can even watch its holiday parade, held annually the Friday after Thanksgiving each year. The parade commemorates Pearl Harbor by honoring survivors and veterans in memory of the attacks on December 7, 1941, with local Hawaiian bands, marching bands from the mainland and more.
1.The Sagamore Resort, Adirondacks, New York
Holding court for over a century on picturesque Lake George in the Adirondacks, the 133-year old Sagamore Resort offers guests a Donald Ross-designed 18-hole golf course, hiking, tennis, and spa (as well as fishing and swimming during the summers). The resort kicks off a long-weekend with a Family Movie Night and campfire with s’mores on Thanksgiving Eve. On the big day, guests can watch the Macy’s Parade in the Rec Center or football at the pub, enjoy a holiday movie marathon, and then sit down to Thanksgiving dinner at La Bella Vita or a Thanksgiving buffet in the ballroom. The day after Thanksgiving, the resort has a Gingerbread House making, a mini golf invitational, and a tree lighting with Santa and Mrs Claus, including hot cocoa and hot toddys.