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Best Thanksgiving Destinations

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Possibly the most widely celebrated American holiday, Thanksgiving, which falls on November 23, marks the official start of the Christmas holiday season in the United States. If you haven't made your plans for Thanksgiving yet, we've narrowed down five great places where you can have a meaningful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

Thanksgiving events and activities in the United States

Planning to spend Thanksgiving in Chicago or in other major cities in the USA? If so, read our list below to see which fits best to your schedule. 

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Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and Black Friday (New York City, NY)

Thanksgiving  Day is certainly one of the favorite times of year in a city that never sleeps. Don't miss the amazing Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, as well as the massive Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving, when all New York's incredible shops begin their holiday sales. These are just two of the much-anticipated public events that have the starring role during this annual parade in New York.

McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade and Turkey Trot (Chicago, Illinois)

Chicago is deemed as one of the favorite destinations for Thanksgiving. This year, the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade takes place on November 23 from 8am until 11am at the State Street from Congress to Randolph. Another highly-favored holiday event is the Turkey Day 5K/8K and Plymouth Rock Ramble kids race in Lincoln Park happening on the same day. Don't forget to register and join the fun for this Thanksgiving Day tradition. 

America's Hometown Thanksgiving (Plymouth, Massachusetts)

If you want to revisit and reminisce the hometown  of Thanksgiving, then the perfect place to visit is the gorgeous town of Plymouth. Rent a family car through VroomVroomVroom  so you can enjoy an amazing parade, which is ranked as the #1 Thanksgiving parade in the nation by AOL.  Also worth seeing are the food festival, music concerts, as well as other activities on the waterfront, where you can simply have fun and adore the beauty and magic of Plymouth.

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Thanksgiving 2017 (San Francisco, California)

Indeed, there is no place like San Francisco. There are many family-friendly events to enjoy with family and friends during Thanksgiving. Join the excitement this year and plan a drive at Pier 39 for the annual Tree Lighting Celebration, or adore  the impressive Christmas Tree in Union Square on the 24th. Have passion for cars? Why not come and visit the Moscone Center for the annual Auto Show, which runs from November 18 to 26, including Thanksgiving weekend.

Thanksgiving 2017 (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Join in all the wonderful parties and don't get caught by surprise for a selection of fun activities for Thanksgiving in Las Vegas 2017. Since Vegas is a constant celebration, expect to find all kinds of amazing concerts, shows and fiestas, casinos, shopping and other cool activities to fill up your time. Arrive early and enjoy Black Friday shopping at LINQ Promenade. Don't forget to enjoy a scenic ride on the High Roller after a long day of shopping. This may also be the perfect opportunity to tour the Grand Canyon.

Have other suggestions for best places to visit  and activities to see and do on Thanksgiving Day? Let us know in the comments below.