11 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Getaways Slideshow
November 16, 2012
The Grove Park Inn’s Thanksgiving celebration includes overnight accommodations, breakfast buffet daily at the Blue Ridge Dining Room, a Thanksgiving buffet with all the fixings, and a holiday ornament.
Rates: $1,090 plus $22 resort charge; four-night minimum stay
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Have a Thanksgiving-to-go with the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa’s villa rentals. The package includes overnight accommodations and a Turkey-to-Go dinner for four people, which includes turkey, rolls, mashed potatoes, butter pecan sweet potatoes, cornbread dressing and giblet sauce, sautéed autumn vegetables with garlic herb butter, and pumpkin and pecan pies, along with a note from the chef.
Head across the pond to 45 Park Lane, where the Thanksgiving Package includes overnight accommodations, two Thanksgiving cocktails (the 1863, a concoction of ginger, Maker's Mark, port, pomegranate juice, and lemongrass syrup decorated with cranberries), two sets of pie sliders (pumpkin, apple, and pecan), and English breakfast. The hotel’s CUT by Wolfgang Puck is also serving a Thanksgiving feast with turkey and all the trimmings on Nov. 22.
Rate: £365 (US$570); available Nov. 19 to 25.
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a cruise and Thanksgiving dinner on Peru’s Amazon River. Aqua Expeditions’ seven-day cruises in late November include a Thanksgiving feast of salad, baked turkey, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and roasted garlic, starfruit chutney and cocona, wild rice, creamed corn, green beans with oregano sacha , pumpkin pie with berries and sweet humitas (tamales).
Rates: Starts at $2,835/three day; $6,619/7-day
New York City
The Make the Pilgrimage package at the Dream Downtown Hotel includes accommodation in the Bronze King room with early check-in, complimentary hot cider or hot cocoa upon arrival, and dinner at Marble Lane restaurant featuring an American-inspired three-course prix fixe from Top Chef alum Manuel Treviño, a Metro card to take guests to the Thanksgiving Day parade, a viewing party for Turkey Day football games in Marble Lounge, two free drink tickets, and leftover turkey and cranberry sauce sandwiches on challah bread to-go.
Rates: Starts at $320
The 114-year-old The Willcox ushers in the Thanksgiving holiday with the Blessing of the Hounds, which marks the beginning of the hunting season in the 2,100-acre forest within Hitchcock Woods. After returning from the woods, tuck into the Thanksgiving buffet, which includes pumpkin cornbread; roasted acorn squash soup; whole roasted turkey with cranberry sauce, gravy, and stuffing, sautéed Brussels sprouts with bacon, walnuts, and blue cheese; apple and spice cobbler with vanilla honey whipped cream; and sweet potato cider cupcakes with marshmallow frosting and toasted salted pecans.
Rate: $149 per person per night
Miami Beach, Fla.
The Setai, Miami Beach’s Thanksgiving Dine & Sunshine Package includes overnight accommodations, complimentary valet parking, a welcome gift, and a $200 dining credit that can be used toward the Thanksgiving dinner at The Restaurant at The Setai, which is serving a choice of prix fixe or four-course dinner menu.
Package is valid Nov. 18 to 25
Diners who indulge in the Festive Feasts prix fixe menu at Charleston Grill also get a special family group room rate at Charleston Place in a suite or guest suite, which both have dining rooms.
Rate: $199 per night
The 103-year-old Otesaga Resort Hotel on Lake Otsegois offering a Thanksgiving Family Weekend Package, which includes any two consecutive nights’ accommodation, two dinners, including a four-course Thanksgiving dinner, two breakfasts, a manager’s Thanksgiving cocktail reception on Nov. 21, holiday cooking demonstrations, cocktail tastings, hay rides, and more.
Rates: Based on two nights: $460/single, $605/double; Nov. 21 to Nov. 25.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Those seeking a side of sun with their turkey can book the Warm Up in the Sun @ Thanksgiving package at La Concha Resort,which includes ocean-view accommodation and Thanksgiving brunch for two adults and two children at Voga Restaurant,
Rates: Starts at $175/night, minimum two night; available until Nov. 23; mention promotional code TD1.
Those who dine at the Corinthia Hotel London’s The Northall restaurant for Thanksgiving on Nov. 22 can get a special room rate. The Thanksgiving meal created by executive head chef Garry Hollihead includes options like roast pumpkin soup; warm cornbread or green bean salad with caramelized walnuts and pomegranate; free-range turkey with sourdough, apple, and golden raisin stuffing; roast sweet and mashed potatoes with marshmallow; creamed corn, green beans, shallots and toasted sunflowers; and a choice of pecan pie with vanilla ice cream or lemon pie.
Rates: Accommodation £199 ($315); Thanksgiving menu: £65</p