Switch Up Your Usual Thanksgiving Traditions This Year

Written by Kristen Rogers
November 19, 2018

If you are ready to escape all of the traditional Thanksgiving trappings like pumpkin pie, dried out turkey, and fighting with the in-laws, check out these perfect Thanksgiving getaways and make a new holiday tradition this year.


November is an excellent time to head to Greece because you can find plenty of sweet deals. The weather may be a little brisker than a summertime visit, but it is by no means unpleasant in the fall. The view of the city will have you giving thanks due to its stunning beauty, and the many street markets can take the place of your traditional Black Friday shopping! Explore Boatsetter Boat Rentals in Greece

Costa Rica

If you are living in the northern half of the United States, you may be yearning for a Thanksgiving break that you can spend on the beach. Try Costa Rica this year! Whether you prefer a few laid back days with your toes in the sand or an adventure-filled vacation of zip-lining and playing with sloths, this Central American country will do the trick. Lodging and flights to the country will be on the cheaper side at this time of year. Explore Boatsetter Boat Rentals in Costa Rica

Asheville, North Carolina

Spend your Thanksgiving holiday in the largest privately owned estate in the US, the Biltmore House. This 8,000-acre estate will be decked out for the holiday season. Once you have had your fill of the lavish Biltmore grounds, you can head into the city to visit one of the many craft breweries. Another draw to the area is the beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows that can be found in the forests along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Explore Boatsetter Boat Rentals in North Carolina

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Stay in a quaint bed and breakfast on the coast of New England in Cape Cod. You can dine on lobster rolls as you watch the gray waves of the Atlantic crash against the shoreline. The daytime temperatures will be quite chilly this time of year, and the nights will be even colder which is all the more reason to snuggle up next to a roaring fire after a bracing hike along one of the Cape’s spectacular trails. Explore Boatsetter Boat Rentals in Cape Cod

Florence, Italy

Spend your holiday sipping Chianti in the sophisticated city of Florence. At this time of year, you can avoid the crush and explore the art museums and enjoy opera performances as the tourist season is in a lull in November. The weather will be a little crisper at around 50 degrees in the daytime, but you won’t have any trouble staying warm as you sit in a cafe and sip your espresso. Explore Boatsetter Boat Rentals in Italy

Dine Onboard

Not ready to skip town just yet? Enjoying a delicious meal and watching football on your very own private boat is another great way to switch up your at home dining. If you’re looking for another dining experience, pull up to your favorite waterfront restaurant and enjoy a nice Thanksgiving meal. Explore Boatsetter’s fleet in your city and rent the perfect boat for you and your guests- we promise it won’t disappoint!

Make new holiday traditions this year by getting away to somewhere delightful this Thanksgiving!

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