With Thanksgiving next week, kick off the holiday season with extravagant family travels and new traditions. Although the Wednesday before and the Sunday and Monday after Thanksgiving comprise some of the busiest travel days of the year, Air Partner, a Wheels Up company and leading global aviation services group, offers personalized, private flights tailored to every traveler’s needs.
Whether it’s a domestic trip elevating a time-honored tradition or carving a new path with a journey abroad, consider these destinations and experiences for a fun-filled Thanksgiving vacation.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Embrace American traditions with a trip to the year’s most-celebrated parade. To elevate the experience, stay in a 5-star hotel or luxury Airbnb along the parade path for spectacular views and easy access to the 96th annual event. By flying privately into the city, you’ll avoid the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving traffic and spend the weekend in style.
Hit the Slopes in Aspen
Visit the country’s premier winter destination before the seasonal crowds arrive. Enjoy the small-town charm and festive ambiance Aspen has to offer this Thanksgiving. Spend the weekend participating in opening day celebrations at the mountains, enjoy the arrival of festive lights and take advantage of off-season restaurant specials and short lift lines. For non-skiers, take in the great outdoors with snowshoeing, dog sledding, winter fly-fishing or staying indoors exploring beautiful boutiques, high-end stores and impressive art galleries.
Holiday the Icelandic Way
Experience everything Iceland has to offer this winter, including hot springs, glacier hiking, snowmobiling and winter snorkeling through tectonic plates. A trip to Iceland wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Northern Lights, one of the world’s most beautiful natural phenomena. November is one of the best months to see this majestic light show. The month also marks the start of ice-carving season. Visit the famous Crystal Ice Cave, known for its stunning turquoise colors.
It’s been nearly 40 years since Mauna Loa Volcano on the Big Island of Hawai’i erupted, but things suddenly changed late in the night of Nov. 27, when the sleeping giant came to life. This eruption, occurring inside Volcanoes National Park in the center of the island, has sent lava flowing in what is known as the “northeast rift zone.”
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
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Nashville is a premier destination for celebrating the holidays with ample attractions, extravagant light displays and cheerful special events.