For some, Thanksgiving may be about going home for the holidays, but for others it’s a time to celebrate with loved ones and give thanks for a fabulous getaway. This November, make your break stress- and mess-free with one of these epic mid-season escapes.
Take advantage of the extra vacation time Thanksgiving weekend affords by trekking to Tokyo. Reward yourself for the journey by checking into this sleek Forbes Travel Guide Recommended tower for five nights or more. Do it now and save 20 percent on your sophisticated Shiba Park-view accommodations.
You won’t find a traditional turkey dinner here, but we promise you won’t go hungry — the property is a dining destination in itself with 11 eateries. We recommend Sushi Hamashiba for incredibly fresh fish, Torshiba for flame-grilled options, Katsura for a teppanyaki dinner and a show and Shibazakura for contemporary Japanese plates.
If you’re headed to Charm City this Turkey Day, look no further than this chic boutique hotel. Bursting with personality, the Recreation Pier property sits right on the idyllic harbor.
Prepare to relax and leave the cooking to the experts when you book a table at renowned chef Andrew Carmellini’s Rec Pier Chophouse. On November 28, savor an Italian-inspired holiday menu of blood orange scallop crudo, butternut squash soup with ricotta ravioli and pancetta-wrapped turkey breast.
Before you go home, get a head start on your holiday shopping at the hotel’s seasonal pop-up stores featuring local brands like GQ and Sagamore Spirit.
Escape from the holiday bustle when you check into this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Caribbean gem, where late-fall temperatures hover around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whether you choose to lounge on the private beach club’s pink sands, luxuriate in the expansive Sense, A Rosewood Spa or stay active with golf or kayaking, you’ll find plenty of ways to while away autumn days here.
Whatever you do to work up an appetite, you’re in for a treat. Reserve a table at the Bermuda resort’s Island Brasserie, which recently unveiled a new modern take on the classic steakhouse. For Thanksgiving, enjoy a menu of high-end staples like chateaubriand for two as well as items with a Bermudian twist like tuna Wellington (locally caught yellowfin wrapped in a flaky puff pastry).
Fall is a great time to experience the food and culture of New Orleans — temperatures are moderate and the Big Easy gets decked out in festive holiday décor.
This English-inspired Four-Star retreat offers a respite from the city’s famous revelry with recently refreshed rooms and a newly reimagined spa. Linger longer in these elegant surroundings this Turkey Day with the hotel’s Papa Noel offer (starting November 24) and save up to 20 percent off your accommodations through the holiday weekend.
With all your extra leisure time, book the Holiday Tea in Le Salon to enjoy seasonal sweets and a festive atmosphere.
Almost everything is more extravagant in Las Vegas, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Liven up your holiday weekend with amazing stage shows, concerts and over-the-top experiences.
For the ultimate in luxury, look no further than this Four-Star hideaway tucked just off the Strip. After you check in, book a champagne-inspired treatment at the Four-Star spa or The Nail Bar and enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco to toast all that you have to be thankful for.
For the big meal, get ready to indulge. Choose from two extravagant options for Thanksgiving dinner: book a table at Veranda for a festive, four-course feast with all the traditional trimmings or head to Charlie Palmer Steak for a three-course menu of autumnal fare.
Warm up this Thanksgiving in Tucson when you check into this historic Four-Star ranch resort set in the Catalina foothills. Work up an appetite hiking nearby trails or going on a horseback riding adventure in the Santa Catalina Mountains.
For your big holiday meal, treat yourself to the hotel’s lavish buffet. The spread will include an impressive raw bar display, freshly prepared salads, carving stations with roasted turkey and prime rib, and all the fixings.
Following your festive feast, stroll through the desert property’s surprisingly lush gardens or dip in the Jacuzzi under the stars — after your food’s digested, of course.
Those looking to escape the holiday hoopla should head to this sleek, modern stay in the charming Mexican town of Monterrey. Instead of scrambling to make an elaborate turkey dinner, visit this hotel to relish chic interiors, Sierra Madre Mountain views and a water-inspired spa — the hydrotherapy circuit helps with seasonal de-stressing.
Just because you won’t find stuffing and sweet potatoes on Restaurant ZOI’s menu, that doesn’t mean your taste buds won’t have a great time. On the contrary, the flavors are so splendid in the cabrito (goat) pizza with borracho sauce and Oaxacan cheese that you may suggest adding it onto next year’s Thanksgiving menu.