Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to spend with the family. With school holidays and time off of work, everyone’s got the chance to head home for turkey and cranberry sauce. But if you just find yourself dreading the Thanksgiving traffic and crazy airfare, it may be time to change things up.
Since everyone typically flies domestically for this American holiday, international flights tend to be overlooked—and therefore, cheaper. Do something different this holiday with a trip that will give you plenty to be grateful for. Here are 4 great family destinations for a Thanksgiving abroad.
Admittedly an obvious choice for a trip abroad. But Yellowknife, Canada is sure to make a great Thanksgiving weekend trip because you’ll be able to catch the famous Northern Lights. As you cozy up with your family in the snowy Northern Territories, drink in the spectacular light show that will leave you breathless. Take advantage of the holiday weekend, and read why now’s the best time to see the Aurora Borealis. You can book either a 5-Day, 4-Day, or 3-Day Northern Lights Canada tour with KKday.
Singapore is a great holiday destination any time of the year, especially if you’ve got young kids in tow. With numerous theme parks such as Universal Studios Singapore and Sentosa Island and shows the whole family can enjoy, you’re sure to have a blast.
Mexico City, Mexico
Another nearby change of environment is Mexico City. With the rainy season over, the climate is warm in the day and cool in the evening—perfect for touring the city. Best of all, hotel prices are at their lowest. Without crowds of fellow tourists, you can take your time exploring the temples and pyramids, visiting the museums, and enjoying the beautiful city.
South Korea is full of incredible landscapes, city attractions, and great food. And while the country is beautiful year-round, it’s quite an experience to see it in the Autumn. With family friendly cities (READ: Why You Should Take Your Family to Busan), cozy villages you can stay in, and stunning fall foliage, South Korea is a great place away from home to feel the spirit of Thanksgiving.
Be sure to check out fall tours to Naejangsan Mountain and Jirisan Mountain, and read our guide to planning 5 Days in Korea with the Family.