Thanksgiving Travel

As Thanksgiving approaches, the prospect of traveling fills many with dread. Where to stay? Are cheap flights still available? Do I really want to leave home on one of the busiest travel days of the year? This season, let Travel + Leisure do the work for you. From expert travel tips to cooking inspiration from celebrity chefs, we guarantee you’ll be sitting down to your most fulfilling and (perhaps it goes without saying) delicious Thanksgiving yet.How to travel on ThanksgivingThis Thanksgiving, use Travel + Leisure’s detailed infographics, airport statistics, and app recommendations to map out your journey like a pro. Looking for ground transportation after you’ve flown into an unfamiliar city? Want to avoid the most congested roads? Wondering which foods—or leftovers—the TSA will let you carry onto a plane? Our exhaustive Thanksgiving travel guides bring you up-to-date with meticulously researched advice to ensure your time in transit remains stress-free.While airport delays and highway traffic pose the biggest threats to Thanksgiving vacation woes, with the right planning, travelers can skillfully sidestep the insanity. Consult our list of the best travel apps, as well as travel tips, airfare deals, and money-saving hotel packages for an effortless Thanksgiving weekend.Go out to eatDon’t want to, or simply can’t, cook dinner at home? Our Thanksgiving travel guides will also show you which restaurants are open. From Michelin-starred gastronomic temples to throwback diners, you’ll find special prix-fixe menus, full Thanksgiving take-out meals, and pecan pie that’s worth writing home about.Plan a last-minute getawayFor some, visiting loved ones isn’t an option—at least, not an appealing one. In that instance, let Travel + Leisure inspire your last-minute Thanksgiving getaway. While the rest of the country squeezes into the same four-lane highways, you could be relaxing in a five-star spa or sprawled out on a beach in the Caribbean. Seeking a cozy Airbnb to laze away the weekend? Find inspiration for all that, and more, inside Travel + Leisure’s rigorously curated Thanksgiving travel pages.

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