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November 01, 2019

5 Picture-Perfect Destinations to Witness Thanksgiving in the US

November 1st, 2019

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There are many ways to learn about a country, and one way is through its culture! Since its inception many, many years ago in the 1620s, Thanksgiving Day is a long-established tradition practised in the United States and Canada. An annual holiday on every fourth Thursday of November for Americans, Thanksgiving Day celebrates the harvest and other blessings that has happened in the previous year. From mainstream New York City to Plymouth, Fayyaz Travels brings you the best destinations to
witness Thanksgiving in the US!

1. New York

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A very popular choice for many of United States’ big holidays, New York is indeed one of the best destinations to witness Thanksgiving Day still. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a long-standing tradition of New York since the 1920s and many have said that seeing this in person is worth the hype and deserve a spot in your bucket list. There is a huge possibility that many would have seen distinct images of humongous balloons that float above crowds of people that is accom-panied by floats, and yes, that is from Thanksgiving Day.

Luring over thousands of participants, more than 3 million spectators and over 50 million viewers from home, this annual parade is also made up of marching bands, Broadways shows and many celebrities. Another plus point to travel to New York for Thanksgiving Day would be to catch Black Friday, the day when the city’s famous amazing retailers commence their holidays sales. Catch all this fun at New York City!

2. Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

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For those seeking for a mountain getaway, Thanksgiving in Tennessee might be great for you! America’s most visited National Park, the park is considered even more gorgeous by late November – that coincides with Thanksgiving Day. With autumn-coloured leaves and relatively crowd-free, the Smokies is ready to show you an adventurous Thanksgiving with around 150 official trails in the park. Work up an appetite and reward yourself for a full Thanksgiving spread at its popular Applewood Farmhouse or the Old Mill Restaurant.

The destination is great for also perfect for everyone albeit more so for fitness and nature seekers. Nevertheless, the view can be appreciated but everyone at Great Smoky Mountains!

3. Orlando, Florida

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Sure, theme parks are generally mad-packed during holidays, which includes Thanksgiving, but many such as Universal Studios and Disney World, have extended hours that are welcoming and makes it easier to experience rides and shows amidst some crowd-battling. At Florida’s Disney World, there are so many choices for a Thanksgiving feast so you won’t miss out on both your traditional meal your fun!

In fact, upgrade your Disney fun during Thanksgiving and opt for the Thanksgiving special at Disney
Cruise Line, that comes with a traditional turkey dinner, accompanied by Disney characters in cos-tumes and beautiful decor.

For a hassle- and stress-free vacation, contact Fayyaz Travels team of specialists who curate the perfect itinerary for you!

4. Aspen, Colorado

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While Aspen is stunning year-round, many have raved about the added beauty of fresh snow that coats the place by Thanksgiving, which just gives more reason to visit Aspen for Thanksgiving. Ignite your sense of adventure for the upcoming year by spending time at their ski resorts that are typically crowd-free. Additionally, in light of Thanksgiving period, many hotels and restaurants offer special prices and discount for visitors who choose Aspen as their destination to spend the holiday season. Beautiful views, crowd-free and special discounts, what more could you ask?

5. Chicago, Illinois

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Although the weather might be rather chilly during the Thanksgiving period, Chicago offers plenty of holiday-worthy attractions. From visiting the lush Lurie Gardens to high-end shopping, Chicago is one destination that caters to many.

For those who may want to avoid the crowds of New York City’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Chicago hosts a separate parade on its own albeit smaller. Regardless, Chicago’s Thanksgiving Parade in-cludes marching bands, intensely-decorated floats and of course, the iconic big helium balloons. Witness the spirit of Thanksgiving while making sure you’re not drowned out by the crowds with Chicago.

Want to partake in the lively parades and celebrate your blessings on a customised trip to the USA? Contact our team at Fayyaz Travels!

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