Stress-Free Thanksgiving Trips

It may be one of the most stressful holidays to plan but Thanksgiving doesn't always have to be a hair-pulling, aspirin-popping affair. Several hotels and resorts around the US make the long turkey weekend completely streamlined and easy, so you can actually sit back and enjoy the holiday with the rest of your family. We rounded up our favorite Thanksgiving packages where you don't have to lift a finger. Best of all: There's no mess in the kitchen!

Omni Grove Park Inn

Omni Grove Park Inn

Take the family to the historic Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC, for a memorable Thanksgiving vacation. This hotel has plenty of food around the clock. This Inn’s Thanksgiving Traditions package starts at $897 per night. In addition to deluxe accommodations, the package includes daily breakfast in Blue Ridge and a Thanksgiving Day Grand Buffet or Thanksgiving banquet meal and overnight valet.

Guests will also receive an Omni Grove Park Inn keepsake. Guest should check out the new Edison Craft Ales & Kitchen restaurant, which will offer Thanksgiving treats. And during the holidays, culinary masterpieces -- made of sugar and spice and everything nice -- will be on display during the annual National Gingerbread House Competition Display.
The Omni Grove Park Inn

290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804

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Phone: +1 800-438-5800

The St. Regis Aspen Resort

St. Regis Aspen Resort

A skiing adventure is great for the whole family. St. Regis Aspen Resort makes the holidays unforgettable with butler service, a myriad amenities and unparalleled skiing that makes Aspen the perfect winter getaway for avid skiers.

From 12 pm to 5 pm on Thanksgiving, Trecento Quindici Decano will offer a Thanksgiving display, including a 2 carving stations, pan-seared Colorado bass, pumpkin cheesecake and other traditional turkey day favorites. On November 29, The St. Regis will host its annual tree-lighting ceremony with Santa, elves, carolers, cookies, popcorn, cider and a photo booth. The real deal is that from now until November 30; guests can enjoy preferred room rates starting at $239 per night. Reserve a room and ring in the holidays at St. Regis Aspen Resort.
St. Regis Aspen Resort

315 East Dean St, Aspen, CO 81611

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Phone: +1 970-920-3300

Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises

Travelers who spend their Thanksgiving aboard Crystal Cruises will get a traditional 5-course feast with a gourmet twist. It includes sautéed jumbo shrimp, autumn squash soup, maple-brined roasted turkey, completed with pumpkin pie a la mode or a pecan tart a la mode. Guests aboard the Crystal Serenity will enjoy spending Thanksgiving exploring all that Costa Rica has to offer, as they complete their 11 voyage from Miami to the Panama Canal. Guests traveling on Crystal Symphony will enjoy their Thanksgiving cruising the East Coast of Australia, as they continue discovering the “land down under” and make their way to Indonesia.
Crystal Cruises

11755 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Phone: +1 888-722-0021

About the Author

Jimmy Im is NYC-based travel writer, TV host and instructor, as well as the cofounder of As an avid traveler, Jimmy has trekked the globe for exciting adventures, from taking a cargo vessel to the Marquesa Islands to bullfighting in Spain (seriously!). If he's not discovering new territory, Jimmy can be found in the comfort of his Lower East Side neighborhood.

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