10 Best November Vacations
As the gray skies and cooler temperatures of late fall begin to set in throughout most of the United States, you may be searching for a warm weather destination for a vacation getaway. Or perhaps you’re getting a jump start on your holidays and looking for a more traditional destination in which to celebrate the change in the seasons.
Santa Monica, CA
Southern California is beautiful year-round, and mild temperatures throughout November make it a perfect choice for those seeking at bit of sun and sand to chase away the impending winter doldrums. From Santa Monica Beach and the world-famous Santa Monica Pier to the expansive Third Street Promenade shopping district, Santa Monica is a distinctive city and perfect fall getaway.
Hawaii adds a touch of aloha to your Thanksgiving celebrations. For authentic, fantastic Hawaiian flavor, you can get your turkey cooked in a traditional imu (underground oven) at Kailua High School. Those that want to increase their metabolism before feasting can run in the Turkey Trot 10 Mile Run on Thanksgiving morning. Then the day after Thanksgiving you can enjoy the annual Waikiki Holiday Parade.
New York City, NY
If you’re searching for the 10 best November vacations for the Thanksgiving holiday, New York City is high on the list. Get a sneak peak at the Macy’s Parade floats the night before on the Upper West Side, or take in the parade as it makes its way through the city on Thanksgiving Day. Then do all your holiday shopping in Times Square or on Fifth Avenue!
Celebrate Thanksgiving in historic fashion in Plymouth. Visit Plymouth Rock where the Pilgrims landed in 1620 and the see the monument to Massasoit, the Wampanoag chief who signed the treaty and celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims.
Mad River Valley, VT
The amazing hues of the fall foliage in Green Mountain National Forest provide one of the most gorgeous of the 10 Best November vacations. You can enjoy quiet seclusion in the small towns of the Mad River Valley. Visitors to Vermont in November get the chance to witness autumn’s last gasp and the arrival of New England winter splendor.
Pay homage to the Native American heritage of the United States this Thanksgiving. A Phoenix vacation rental is the perfect base for taking in the sights and sounds of the city and for relaxing after your day trips to various sites in the area. Reservations and ruins are just a short drive, as are the Heard Museum and the Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, both of which provide incredible opportunities for experiencing aboriginal history and culture.
November in Denver is an exciting time as the city hosts annual events, including Mile High Holidays, The Starz Film Festival, and the International Wine Festival. Denver Arts Week is an annual week-long celebration of the visual and performing arts also held in November.
There is no more beautiful time of year in Brown County, Indiana, than autumn. November getaways in the surprisingly cosmopolitan little community of Nashville offer quiet, cozy comfort and some truly impressive scenic views.
Sunny skies and an early Christmas await at Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami, a Christmas theme park and carnival venue that the whole family will love. More than 100 rides, as well as games, displays and other attractions fill the park with the joy and spirit of the Christmas season.
If a calmer slice of paradise without a lot of holiday festivities, Waimea offers a bit of paradise any time of year. The calm waters and sandy beaches of Kauai’s southwestern shore are especially attractive in the winter months when gloomier weather sets in elsewhere in the US. A Waimea vacation rental makes the perfect base of operations for exploring all of Kauai, a relatively small island and one that is quite easily traversed.