No plans? No Problem! Discover top Thanksgiving group trip ideas and activities.
With limited travel last year, now is a great time to enjoy a quick getaway to switch up your Thanksgiving holiday routine. If you and your friends are lacking plans but looking to celebrate, we’ve got you covered. Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be all turkey and pies, instead, try one of these holiday group travel destinations and create memories that will last forever.
Enjoy Mountain Views In The Adirondacks
The Adirondacks are a gorgeous mountain area in upstate New York that will be dressed in fall foliage. You can stay at a resort such as The Sagamore, which overlooks Lake George and has a Thanksgiving meal so no one has to cook and can instead enjoy amenities such as golf or tennis. You could also rent a cottage and host your own Thanksgiving dinner followed by board games and bonding.
There’s no denying that the holiday preparation and hosting can be tough on everyone, so opt out of cooking by visiting an all-inclusive resort this year. All-inclusive resorts are most commonly at the beach, but with some searching, they can be found all around. Keep in mind, the initial up-front cost will be more, but once you know all your food and drinks are paid for - enjoy it to the maximum!
All-inclusive resorts are a great experience and great for bonding since no one will have to be cleaning the kitchen afterward. Some popular all-inclusive options are in Cancun and Los Cabos in Mexico. There are also great options in the United States in areas such as the Pocono Mountains which offer everything from adults-only properties to some of the top family resorts in the country.
Ride The Slopes On Your Thanksgiving Morning
If you have a group of skiers, what better way than to start your morning off with a Thanksgiving shred session! Many mountains will fill up, so it is recommended to secure your pass in advance. There are mountains open in Colorado, Utah, Northern California, and even areas in the Northeast such as Killington and Mad River Glen.
Make Memories In A “Unique Stay” Property
On apps like Airbnb, you can select “unique stay”, your group number, and choose your desired dates to find a unique experience that you’ll never forget, such as a treehouse, cabin, mansion, yurt, or even a houseboat. There’s no shortage of places to find uncommon accommodations. Where you want to go will probably impact your property selection, but by selecting a unique stay, you are narrowing down rentals by their experience. If you have always wanted to stay on a horse farm or in an earth home, this is a great time to cross it off your bucket list.
Visit the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York
If you have grown up watching Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, then actually seeing it in person will be a monumental moment. This is an excellent activity for the whole family as you can ooh and ahh at all the giant floats, performances, and appearances. Afterward, enjoy a 4-course cooked Thanksgiving meal at one of New York City’s top restaurants, or even order in to avoid cooking. Finally, top off the perfect Friendsgiving getaway in NYC, grab your group tickets to see a Broadway show.
Cure Winter Blues With A Beach Trip
If the cold season has already got you down, then escape for a beach vacation someplace warm like Miami. This is the ideal time of year to visit Southeastern Florida because it’s not deathly hot and humid, but instead just right to enjoy a margarita outside on the beach. Soak in that vitamin D from the sun and make your friends jealous when you come back with a tan.
These are just a few last-minute Friendsgiving travel ideas, but whatever you decide, just remember what the holiday is about in the first place - giving thanks and appreciating life and what you have. To keep the grateful vibes flowing while planning your group trip, GroupTools is here to help make your planning process safe and stress-free. Wherever you end up or the meal you eat, enjoy those you are with and make it a bonding experience for your whole group. Ready to effortlessly organize the best Friendsgiving ever? Visit GroupTools to learn more or jump right into your planning today.