Save on November Travel With Hotels.com’s 'Bang for Your Buck' Sale in Top US Fall Destinations
Need November travel inspiration? Check out these insane hotel deals in cities with fun, festive events for the whole family.
November is one of my favorite times of year to travel. It’s like a sweet spot within an already savvy shoulder season because it’s between fall break and the holidays. And as someone who covers major attractions in the US, I find crowds to be minimal during this time. Itching for a November getaway? Hotels.com is promoting a “Best Bang for Your Buck” sale with deals up to 40% off on hotel stays in nearly 30 cities across the country.
We’ve scoured the entire sale and cross-checked it with our top November travel destinations for the best trip ideas with the best hotel deals. But these rates won’t last forever. You have until Halloween to book and travel is only covered through November 26. Take a look at our top picks below and start planning your November trip now.
Pigeon Forge is the epitome of family fun. The East Tennessee resort town has something for everyone, from Dollywood theme park to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. And if you have slow walkers or wheelchair users who can’t hike, the famous Cades Cove auto loop in the National Park is a great way to easily see fall foliage and wildlife.
If you’re looking for domestic Thanksgiving trip ideas, why not see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade IRL? The iconic parade kicks off a truly magical season in NYC with tons of family-friendly attractions up and down Manhattan. This year Thanksgiving is November 28 and this sale ends on the 26, but if you’re staying the whole week of Thanksgiving, you can still save on days before Tuesday. We found a five-star hotel in Midtown that’s 40% off and highly rated for families. That’s almost unheard of!
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November is one of the smartest times a year to visit Disney World — especially for adults without kids — because you can enjoy the food and wine festival at EPCOT (through November 23) and the holiday decorations at Magic Kingdom before the big crowds come in December. Staying close to the magic can get super pricey, but Hotels.com has several Disney Good Neighbor Hotels listed such as the WorldQuest Orlando Resort. If you’ve never heard of this program, “good neighbor” hotels are as close to Disney as you can get without staying on property. These hotels feature a lot of the same benefits that Disney resort guests enjoy such as the ability to make FastPass+ reservations on rides in advance.
Chicago is always a hot tourist destination packed with things to see and do, but, if you visit in November, you’ll catch the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. The free event November 22 and 23 features concerts, holiday processionals and the iconic parade that lights up one million lights along Michigan Avenue. The parade’s production quality is impressive with giant floats, helium balloons, marching bands, fireworks and famous emcees such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
New England gets all the hype for fall foliage but, as a Seattleite, I have to say that the Pacific Northwest is beautiful (and fun!) in the fall, too. In Seattle, November means the Northwest Chocolate Festival (yes, a festival solely dedicated to chocolate) and the Magic in the Market Holiday Celebration. This free event at the famous Pike Place Market features festive concerts and typical holiday things like photos with Santa, but there’s also a PNW spin. Don’t miss the hot apple cider made from Washington apples. Oh, and snag a photo with the sasquatch that's on the loose.