If you thought November was just about turkey and terrifying crowds on Black Friday, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see what else this month has in store. Whether it’s a movie festival in wine country or a comedy extravaganza in the cheese capital, November is not holding back.
It’s hard not to get into the cinematic spirit with the releases of new Star Wars and Hunger Games movies just weeks away. Ride that wave to NoCal and attend The Napa Valley Film Festival on November 11 to 15. You can catch screenings of new independent films, meet Hollywood industry luminaries (Bruce Dern and Keegan-Michael Key are slated to appear), visit wine tasting pavilions and see an array of culinary demonstrations. Attend through Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Napa River Inn’s Napa Film Festival Package and receive two film festival passes, a luxurious room and breakfast in bed.
Five-Star The Jefferson Hotel has partnered with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to present “Rodin: Evolution of a Genius,” beginning November 21. Including nearly 200 works by Auguste Rodin, universally considered one of the greatest sculptors of the 19th and early 20th centuries for works like The Thinker, the showing will be a must-see for art enthusiasts. When you take advantage of The Rodin Package, you’ll get a grand premier room, a traditional Southern breakfast for two and two tickets to the exhibit.
From November 13 through 14, Kohler will welcome six comedians, including Tommy Ryman from Last Comic Standing, for Kohler Comedy Weekend. In all seriousness, we suggest booking a Destination Kohler event package, which includes a stay at Five-Star The American Club or Inn on Woodlake, one early-entrance ticket per package to the show, cocktail seating with tableside service and a complimentary drink. Book it for two nights and you’ll also get an invite to an exclusive comedy Q&A with the performers.
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino’s Venetian Theatre will present “The Essential Diana Ross: Some Memories Never Fade,” a nine-show performance (November 4 to 21) of the iconic singer’s most cherished hits over the past five decades. Four-Star The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino has a Diana Ross Prestige Show Offer that sounds great — a well-appointed suite, two VIP show tickets and Prestige Lounge access. Add The Diva Essential’s package (facial, manicure and pedicure) from Four-Star Canyon Ranch SpaClub to complete the show-stopping vacation.
Turks & Caicos
Celebrating some of the finest cuisine in the West Indies, the fifth annual Caribbean Food & Wine Festival is set to for November 5 to 8. Beginning as a concept from Grace Bay Club, the festival has grown into four flavor-filled days of events like the Island Street Food Fair, which shows off local barbecue, and the Gourmet Safari, a progressive dinner that includes cocktails at Grace Bay Club, an appetizer at Coyaba, dinner at Seven Stars and dessert at Gansevoort Turks and Caicos. When you’re not noshing on some of the islands’ finest foods or mingling with featured attendees like Top Chef judge Gail Simmons or chef Justin Quek of Sky on 57 at Four-Star Marina Bay Sands, turn down at the 82-suite Grace Bay Club, where amenities, attentive service and a dreamy ambience are always on the menu.
Honoring those who’ve served and are currently serving in the U.S. military, Five-Star The Broadmoor is providing a Veteran’s Day Special for stays between November 11 and February 29. The deal includes a minimum of two nights in a classic guest room, a $50 resort credit for active military and veterans, free meals for children 10 and under, complimentary green fees and more. For the brave and selfless acts of many, this luxury resort has found a great way to say thank you.