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Thanksgiving ideas?

#1 Post by Phil Smith » September 9th, 2018, 3:47 pm

My wife and I will be on our own for Thanksgiving this year and I thought it might be nice to get away somewhere. Prefer somewhere in the U.S., warmer if possible but not absolutely required, and ~$1K/night or less. And somewhere that actually does something for the holiday would be nice (i.e., I want to eat turkey and watch football). I was thinking something a bit like the Breakers where I spent a good part of Thanksgiving weekend a few years ago but post-remodel that's coming in around double that price. So sort of old school, classic luxury, but I’m open to riffs on that (e.g. western). No Vegas. Ideas?

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#2 Post by George Hejna » September 10th, 2018, 1:42 pm

We are looking at New Orleans. I don't know about holiday stuff. There is a parade due to the Bayou Classic football game. Certainly lots of good places to eat and drink. Weather should be high 60s low 70s. (hopefully)

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#3 Post by Bdklein » September 10th, 2018, 8:48 pm

Need to see how they weather the storm, but maybe Charleston or Savannah?
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#4 Post by Neal.Mollen » September 11th, 2018, 6:33 am

I am not endorsing, just mentioning. The Williamsburg Inn used to be THE place for old-school traditional T Day. https://www.colonialwilliamsburghotels. ... sburg-inn/
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#5 Post by Dave McIsaac » September 11th, 2018, 7:19 am

In Berserker fashion, not warm weather, but how about The Broadmoor in Colorado?

It's been years since I was there, but truly relaxing with lots to do, or nothing to do at all.

They offer suites at 25% off for Thanksgiving, and looks like you can get deals somewhere around $400/night (or less).

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#6 Post by Nick Running » September 11th, 2018, 8:41 am

For something a little different, how about Sante Fe, New Mexico? There are some great hotel options, I have a great relationship with the Four Seasons and Rosewood. Both start around $500 a night during the Thanksgiving timeframe.
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#7 Post by Phil Smith » September 12th, 2018, 8:11 am

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the thoughtful ideas. There are a few that were definitely off my radar.

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#8 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » September 12th, 2018, 10:20 am

If you can tolerate a bit of cooler weather and you like Southwestern food, this is a very good option and priced reasonably in Santa Fe.

Family and I are headed there this year using my miles/points.

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#9 Post by Lonnie F. » September 15th, 2018, 1:25 pm

We spent several thanksgivings in Palm Springs, CA about 8-10 years ago. It's beautiful, discounted and had good golf too.
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#10 Post by Joe W i n o g r a d » September 15th, 2018, 6:36 pm

Lonnie F. wrote:
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We spent several thanksgivings in Palm Springs, CA about 8-10 years ago. It's beautiful, discounted and had good golf too.
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#11 Post by Phil Smith » September 16th, 2018, 3:24 pm

Golf doesn't do much for me other than ruin my mood, but my wife isn't as big on the idea of leaving town as I am and it might be a useful tool to get her buy-in...

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#12 Post by Alan Strauss » September 17th, 2018, 9:43 am

George Hejna wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 1:42 pm
We are looking at New Orleans. I don't know about holiday stuff. There is a parade due to the Bayou Classic football game. Certainly lots of good places to eat and drink. Weather should be high 60s low 70s. (hopefully)

George
FYI. YMMV.

Couple years ago (2015) I thought the same thing and brought my family (wife and three post university male children) down to the French Quarter for Thanksgiving. I did not know about the football game and the extent of the rivalry between the schools. We went, stayed in the FQ, and someone was shot and killed right outside our hotel (Monteleone). Do some research on this event and the violence associated with the weekend and than make your decision. Obviously anything can happen anywhere at anytime but go in with your eyes wide open if you are considering the FQ for Turkey day weekend. I know that I did not and I regretted my decision even though we had a wonderful number of meals and visits in the Big Easy that weekend.

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#13 Post by George Hejna » September 18th, 2018, 7:07 am

Alan Strauss wrote:
September 17th, 2018, 9:43 am
George Hejna wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 1:42 pm
We are looking at New Orleans. I don't know about holiday stuff. There is a parade due to the Bayou Classic football game. Certainly lots of good places to eat and drink. Weather should be high 60s low 70s. (hopefully)

George
FYI. YMMV.

Couple years ago (2015) I thought the same thing and brought my family (wife and three post university male children) down to the French Quarter for Thanksgiving. I did not know about the football game and the extent of the rivalry between the schools. We went, stayed in the FQ, and someone was shot and killed right outside our hotel (Monteleone). Do some research on this event and the violence associated with the weekend and than make your decision. Obviously anything can happen anywhere at anytime but go in with your eyes wide open if you are considering the FQ for Turkey day weekend. I know that I did not and I regretted my decision even though we had a wonderful number of meals and visits in the Big Easy that weekend.
Yes I am aware of this. We are not staying in the quarter. We will not be in the quarter on Saturday pre and post game which is when it can get quite crowded. We will be out of NOLA on Friday to do some other things. I am looking forward to the parade though. Both schools marching bands are supposed to be really great.

George

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