Thanksgiving weekend in the US is prime-time for families to get together around a table laden with a turkey feast. And while many families head to Grandma's house, plenty of resorts and destinations aim to attract visitors who'd like to enjoy the feast without cooking or clean-up. These destinations also serve up seasonal fun from turkey trots to tree light-ups and appearances by Santa to start the holiday season. Be sure to check twenty Thanksgiving Weekend Packages for ideas around the country, from a New England inn to early days at family ski resorts to New York City and Florida... And more ideas continue below.
San Antonio River Walk
San Antonio is a top tourist destination in Texas, with historic charm and landmarks plus modern attractions and some great day trips as well. The River Walk is a famous and popular spot, with shops, restaurants, and hotels along the San Antonio River, a people place with "sidewalks, stairs to the street level, historic sites to tour, and boats floating lazily down the canals"(-- About.com's Southwest Travel.)
The River Walk gets even better during the holiday season. The annual Holiday River Parade & Lighting Ceremony is a major event: 150,000 parade-goers turn out along the River Walk to see illuminated floats and a light-up of over 1.4 million LED lights.
San Antonio's River Walk has a number of top hotels. The Hilton Palacio del Rio has a great location along the River Walk, and is the only hotel that offers private balconies in every room -- great for viewing the river lights. Look for a River Lighting Parade Package that offers a deluxe river-view room, two reserved chairs along the River Walk for parade viewing, insulated mugs of hot chocolate, warm fleece blankets, and more.
- Read more about San Antonio’s River Walk during the holidays
- Read more about the Hilton Palacio del Rio San Antonio, including packages
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