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Thanksgiving 2012: Weekend Getaway Ideas, by Region

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More Thanksgiving Getaways: DC, WV, TX, MI, AZ...
Photo courtesy of the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa.
Photo courtesy of the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa.

Washington DC
Parade, holiday shopping, cruises on the Potomac, candelight tours of Mount Vernon-- these are just some of the suggestions for Thanksgiving Weekend, in Washington DC.

West Virginia: Gillum House B&B, Shinnston, WV
Traditional Thanksgiving served by the innkeepers in 18th century clothing. Kids can help make homemade noodles for turkey noodle soup after the Thanksgiving feast. Three nights lodging with full breakfast each morning; afternoon Thanksgiving dinner; evening soup and rolls supper. (Check for updates at web site.)

Texas: McKay House, Jefferson Texas
This inn in a National Historic District invites you to forget cooking that big turkey dinner, and "spend Thanksgiving or Christmas with us." Traditional midafternoon dinner with all the trimmings, served fireside in a Garden Conservatory; after dinner, relax in the parlor with pie and watch the football or play a board game.

Petoskey, MI: Terrace Inn
Look for a repeat of a three-night getaway at this country inn, with breakfast daily, old-fashioned turkey feast, Friday night entertainment and appetizers, and Dinner Saturday night; plus chance to Christmas-shop is an historic gaslight district. The Inn -- a National Historic Landmark-- is located in a Victorian village.

Phoenix: Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa
Check the Holiday Getaways at this "The Jewel of the Desert", built in 1929 with architecture influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright. Family friendly features include Kids Korral play zone, eight heated swimming pools including a complex with 92-foot waterslide, kids' activities for ages 5 to 12 on weekends.*

BC: Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort
Every year, this top-rated ski resort, near Vancouver, BC, Canada, offers an excellent promotion for American Thanksgiving week. Whistler-Blackcomb has plenty to offer families.

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