13 Last Minute Vacations for Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and if you originally decided to stay home this year but are now itching for a new adventure, it’s not too late to book a last-minute Thanksgiving getaway. Here are 13 great places we recommend visiting this year with family and friends!

1. New York, NY

The big apple is well-known for its extravagant décor and events throughout November and December, making it the perfect place to spend the holiday. No one does Thanksgiving like New York!

The biggest event to see in the city is Macy’s Thanksgiving parade. This year’s display is expected from 9am until 12 noon, with a plethora of balloons, floats, and elaborate entertainment for all.

Are you wanting to visit New York and experience this first-hand? Make sure to pre-book your ParkSleepFly parking package and make the most of your trip, book today!

2. Portland, OR

Portland is gearing up for its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony this year, which is a fun event for all the family! This year’s event takes place on Thanksgiving weekend, so why not drop into the iconic Huber’s restaurant for a sit-down Turkey dinner and walk on to the Pioneer Courthouse Square for the event? Huber’s is Portland’s oldest restaurant, so definitely worth the trip!

Spending time in this iconic city has never been easier, especially when you pre-book your airport parking with ParkSleepFly! Check out our hotel + parking packages before you travel and get a great Thanksgiving discount.

3. Montreal, CA

If you’re looking to get out and about and away from the US this Thanksgiving, look no further than our closest neighbour, Montreal, Canada! With fresh maple leaves scattered across the ground, you are guaranteed a beautiful fall season, with new and exciting traditions to soak up.

French cuisine is very popular in this region of Canada, so if you fancy stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new, this is the city to visit this Thanksgiving. Canada celebrates their Thanksgiving in early October, so you are guaranteed everywhere will be open!

By pre-booking your airport parking lot space with ParkSleepFly, your Thanksgiving weekend will be stress-free and smooth sailing. Purchase your travel extras now!

4. Phoenix, AZ

This warmer destination still incorporates cold elements to really set the scene for Thanksgiving every year! Skate Westgate is back this year, with a 3,500 square-foot rink as an addition to the Plaza in Fountain Park.

Phoenix is a great destination for those wanting to soak up the winter sun and partake in off-season sunbathing. After spending the day out and about in the city, join Blue Hound Kitchen for a delicious three-course Thanksgiving meal with friends and family.

Don’t miss out on your airport parking lot space. By pre-booking with ParkSleepFly, you are guaranteed a stress-free trip for your extended Thanksgiving weekend. Book now!

5. Orlando, FL

Another warm destination to consider for Thanksgiving is Orlando, Florida. The winter sun will keep you toasty and more than entertained with its myriad of theme parks and fun activities.

If you’re looking to make Thanksgiving as fun as possible, Orlando may be just your ticket. This year promises a plethora of tastes, with the addition of Fusion Fest. A fun and bright festival that will have your mouth watering at every turn, this event is sure to have something for everyone.

If you feel like experimenting with your tastebuds this Thanksgiving, don’t miss out on this unique cultural celebration in the heart of Downtown Orlando.

Pre-booking your airport parking lot space has never been easier than with ParkSleepFly, make your Thanksgiving vacation stress-free by securing your booking now!

6. Park City, UT

If you picture your perfect Thanksgiving spent outside in soft, powdery snow and flying down amazing ski slopes, you need to research a trip to Park City. This city is renowned for its winter activities, but also for its splendor so you’ll have plenty to be thankful for this year.

There’s also a fantastic feast to be had at Flanagan’s on Main, Irish Pub and Restaurant. Located in the heart of Park City, this dine-in pub is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends.

Flying out from your local airport to Park City this Thanksgiving? Don’t forget to grab your Hotel + Parking package with ParkSleepFly!

7. Washington, DC

If you’re feeling extra patriotic during the holiday season, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better destination than our nation’s great capital. Feel thankful as you enjoy the beautiful decorations while taking in some American history. There’s also the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade in downtown Silver Spring!

DC is also the hotspot for Turkey-to-go this year, with plenty of city restaurants offering this option if you want a quiet night in! If you would prefer to feast the night away, however, we highly recommend the Waldorf Astoria Thanksgiving buffet, the perfect place to indulge to your heart’s content with friends and family.

If you’re spending your long weekend in Washington this year, don’t forget to pre-book your airport parking lot space from your departure airport as soon as you can with ParkSleepFly!

8. Toronto, Canada

Hopping over the border back to Canada, another great city to visit if you’re looking for a non-traditional Thanksgiving is Toronto. This city will impress you with its diverse culture and high-end cuisine, offering another view for your Thanksgiving weekend.

The hustle and bustle of this city won’t end for you this US Thanksgiving, as Canada celebrates theirs in early October, meaning you can also get any last-minute Christmas gifts whilst you visit.

Dine in the heart of the city after a long day of shopping and exploring, and relax, surrounded by fallen Maple leaves and Canadian culture this Thanksgiving.

Make your Thanksgiving experience stress-free this year by pre-booking your airport parking with ParkSleepFly! Our offers and discounts mean you don’t need to worry before your flight, and you will save some dollars too.

9. New Orleans, LA

If you’re looking for a party this year, look no further than vibrant (and often outrageous) New Orleans. You’ll find plenty to do in the “Big Easy”, even when it’s Thanksgiving and not Mardi Gras.

Dining out in New Orleans for Thanksgiving is easy, as a lot of the local restaurants stay open during this holiday. Round up the family and enjoy a mouth-watering sit-down meal in the city of Jazz and Blues and soak up the culture of the deep south.

Visiting New Orleans this Thanksgiving and haven’t booked parking? Don’t worry, ParkSleepFly offers hotel and parking packages to make sure your travel is as stress-free as possible. Book now!

10. Camden, Maine

If you would like to pair your Thanksgiving with the most stunning foliage and a gorgeous laid-back coastal feel, the iconic New England town of Camden, Maine is sure to give you the Thanksgiving of your dreams.

This town’s essence bathes in traditional Thanksgiving traditions, as seen on screen, with orange and golden leaves on the ground, and picturesque views of New England. Camden Harbour Inn is very popular amongst the locals and offers an award-winning Thanksgiving feast. Greetings include a warm spiced wine, Gluhwine and the knowledge that you can remain fully relaxed this holiday weekend.

Planning your Thanksgiving trip and visiting Maine? ParkSleepFly offers a range of parking lot packages to suit your needs, so pre-book now to benefit from exclusive coupons and offers!

11. Chicago, IL

Big cities are beautiful during the holidays and the “windy city” is no exception. If you need constant buzz and activities to keep you happy this Thanksgiving, Chicago may be just the place for you.

Much like New York City, Chicago has an exciting city parade for all to enjoy on Thanksgiving weekend. With the addition of floats, music, and entertainment, it’s sure to work up your appetite for the afternoon of celebrations! Just make sure to arrive early, as the parade takes place from 8am until 11am on State Street.  

Other events include the German Christkindl market and outdoor ice skating. Don’t forget to pre-book your Thanksgiving dinner at the Walnut Room too, located on the 7th floor of Macy’s State Street.

Forgetting something? Pre-booking your airport parking lot space with ParkSleepFly is highly recommended this Thanksgiving! Book now to secure your space.

12. Savannah, GA

What better time to experience genuine southern charm than at Thanksgiving? Enjoy Savannah’s beautiful green parks and a nice cool climate in this welcoming southern hot spot.

Thanksgiving isn’t just about enjoying food and watching football too, Savannah is known for its annual Turkey Trot, which is perfect for those who like to get up and go and be active on Turkey Day! This event takes place just before your Thanksgiving dinner, so why not work up an appetite and join in? Located at Daffin Park, this year marks the 14th year for the Turkey Trot.

Itching to get away to Savannah for Thanksgiving but don’t have your airport parking lot space booked? Pre-book now with ParkSleepFly!

13. Denver, CO

The Mile-High City is a perfect Thanksgiving spot for people who love adventure and those beautiful Rocky Mountains. And as a bonus, you’ll be able to work off all those extra calories with the variety of winter sports Denver offers.

Much like a lot of other cities this year, Denver is offering Thanksgiving on the go with a variety of take-out options available as well as dine-in. Mondo Market and Edible Beats are just a few of the choices available, meaning you can make the most of the day exploring without having to worry about where your Thanksgiving dinner is coming from.

This leaves you free to enjoy some of the many spectacular events in the city, including Cherry Creek North Winter Wanderland Light Walk!

Have a stress-free Thanksgiving visit to Denver by pre-booking your hotel + parking package with ParkSleepFly this holiday season.


ParkSleepFly.com brings you the essential travel news and deals. You can keep up through our email newsletter and social channels.