Thanksgiving is here and instead of stressing out on what to prepare for the table, why not opt for a family trip to Miami. Why? In other places, things tend to get cold once Thanksgiving rolls in but if you are missing the summer heat and not much of a fan of cold weather and pumpkin spice, you can always trek over to Florida where it is summer all year-round.
So, the main question is: Where in Florida is it best to spend Thanksgiving weekend?
You’re just in luck as there are a lot of options to choose from if you’ll be staying over for Thanksgiving. One of these is Fairbanks House B&B at Amelia Island where they have Thanksgiving Holiday Packages including three days-four nights stay complete with a gourmet breakfast, bedtime sweets and more. What’s also great about this place is its accessible location by Centre Street Merchants where you can do your early holiday shopping.
If you are looking for a couple-friendly place to stay then try Amelia Island Williams House. It is a Victorian bed and breakfast inn that’s offering a great Thanksgiving getaway package for couples. Surprise your other half with breakfast with wine and hors d’oeuvres every night. Tea will be served on Thanksgiving afternoon and paired with a romantic carriage ride through Fernandina Beach. A voucher for a Thanksgiving dinner at Beech St. Grill is also included in the package.
Another place worth mentioning is Gaylord Palms Resort. They have an offer called Best of Florida Christmas Package where it contains two nights worth of accommodations with two adult tickets to ICE! With a photo, a family memories event, holiday bedtime stories and character tuck-ins for the children and a shuttle ride to Walt Disney World and SeaWorld. In terms of food, they have a Thanksgiving buffet from noon until 10 pm however it is so popular that it sells out early. Other places to have Thanksgiving dinner are Old Hickory Steakhouse.
Obviously Disney World will be in anyone’s list and it’s a good season to be there too. On Thanksgiving, Disney World are loaded with special turkey-theme meals paired with parades and well-loved Disney characters going around to greet the guests.
On Thanksgiving weekend, the Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival is a place to seriously consider. The event is known to draw almost 200 artist to exhibit their creations for the public to enjoy.
St. Augustine kicked off Thanksgiving a bit early with its Night of Lights on November 22. However don’t be glum is you’ve missed it since it will still be on all the way until January 1. Other places worth visiting in St. Augustine are the Fountain of Youth, the Lighthouse and Fort Matanzas. If you want to celebrate post-Thanksgiving in an educational way, the Flamingo Gardens have the Wray Home open from 10 am all the way to January 1.
Over at Miami Beach, there is the Winter National Thanksgiving Day Parade which is something you should not miss out on at all.