The 20 Best Thanksgiving Destinations For a Memorable Holiday Getaway

From big city parades to cozy historic towns, there's a getaway for everyone.

For many of us, the Thanksgiving holiday conjures memories of sitting around a large table with your extended family at home — or at a nearby relative's house — to eat a delicious meal, watch football or a cozy Thanksgiving movie, and reflect on what you're most thankful for. But it can also be a great holiday to travel and experience something new with your family while making memories that will last a lifetime.

If you and your family are willing to brave the notoriously crowded airports, you'll be richly rewarded with a Thanksgiving to remember, visiting the sights and celebrations across the country. Whether you want to see the beautiful fall colors from changing leaves, learn about the history of the holiday, experience one of the country's iconic Thanksgiving parades in person, or even get a head start on the Christmas shopping and celebration, there are plenty of destinations across the United States perfect for celebrating Thanksgiving.

This roundup is here to inspire you to consider a new Thanksgiving tradition or indulge in a once-in-a-lifetime experience — such as seeing the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, perusing one of the country's top Christmas markets in Leavenworth, Washington, or skiing the slopes of Aspen Colorado.

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