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Best Thanksgiving Destinations

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Top things to see and do on Thanksgiving Day

Possibly the most widely celebrated American holiday, Thanksgiving, which falls on November 24, marks the official beginning of the Christmas holiday season in the United States. If you are planning some activities for Thanksgiving 2016, check out our recommendations of popular activities and things to see and do during the holidays. 

Ginger bread cookie inflatable floating thru city streets

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 - are just two of the much-anticipated public events that have the starring role during this annual parade in New York.

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is deemed as one of the favorite destinations for Thanksgiving. This year, the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade will be held on November 24 from 8am to 11am at the State Street from Congress to Randolph. Another highly-favored holiday event is the Turkey Day 5K in Lincoln Park happening on the same day. If you have enough time, come and visit the annual German-inspired winter wonderland in the Christkindlmarket to see the 45 ft Christmas tree. The market is now open until December 24th. 

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.

Happy couple jumping in Grand Canyon

San Francisco, California

Indeed, there is no place like San Francisco. There are many activities you can do during the holidays. Join the excitement this year as you book a cruise around the bay, plan a trip at Pier 39, or enjoy the shopping and views at Fisherman's Wharf. Searching for classic Thanksgiving fare? You may want to try Burritt Tavern or One Market. If you have passion for cars? Why not come and visit the Moscone Center for the annual Auto Show, which opens on November 24th.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Planning to spend an unforgettable holiday with friends and family during Thanksgiving in Las Vegas this year? Why not?! Join in all the wonderful parties and don't get caught by surprise since Vegas is a constant celebration, so expect to find all kinds of amazing concerts, shows and fiestas, casinos, shopping and other cool activities to fill up your time. Now may also be the perfect time to enjoy a wonderful Grand Canyon experience.

Do you know other best places to visit  and cool activities to do on Thanksgiving Day? Don't hesitate to let us know in the comments.


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