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Thanksgiving 2012: Weekend Getaway Ideas, by Region

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Getaways and Festivities in Florida
Photo courtesy of Ritz Carlton Amelia Island.
Photo courtesy of Ritz Carlton Amelia Island.

Florida: Amelia Island
Amelia Island, in northeast Florida has historic town and fort, nature tours, and resorts that celebrate Thanksgiving big-time. At the Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton, Thanksgiving Package typically includes Christmas Tree Lighting & Dinner, Thanksgiving Day Feast, official arrival of Santa, Story Book Tea, Santa tuck-ins, giant Gingerbread House.

Florida: Club Med Sandpiper Bay
This all-inclusive resort, just two hours southwest of Orlando, has outstanding programs for kids including babies and had a major renovation completed in 2011-- read more about Club Med Sandpiper Bay. At Thanksgiving, expect special celebrations such as comedy shows under the circus tent, a super-sized Mini Club Med show, Grand Buffet and a special show.

Orlando: Disney World
Thanksgiving is one of the top times of year to visit Disney World. Yes, the parks are extremely crowded, but they're beautifully decorated for the Holiday Season, and stay open late; also you can see special shows and parades.

More Florida Thanksgiving Getaways: About.com's Guide for Florida Travel has Thanksgivng Ideas that include Pensacola's Winterfest, ICE! at the Gaylord Palms Resort, and St. Augustine Nights of Lights.

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