San Diego is 6th Most Popular Thanksgiving Destination
If you’re looking to spend your Thanksgiving in one of the most popular cities in America for Thanksgiving travel, don’t move a muscle. San Diego has been found to be the 6th most visited destination for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to data compiled by Hotwire.
The top three cities on the list are: 1. New York City, mainly because of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but that’s just the icing on top of world-class cuisine, incredible Black Friday shopping opportunities and of course plenty of friends and family to visit. 2. Chicago offers their own Thanksgiving Day parade as well as the largest German Christmas outside of Europe, Christkindlmarket. 3. Las Vegas gives its visitors glitz and glamour and some of the best culinary experiences in the world.
The other cities that made the top 10 are, in this order: Orlando, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, London, Miami and Boston.
But San Diego has a lot to offer, too. On the one hand, there tend to be great hotel deals for the holiday weekend. Most people who travel for Thanksgiving either take a day trip so don’t need a place to sleep or they stay with relatives. This results in low prices for great rooms in some pretty nice hotels in some of the most desirable areas of San Diego.
On the other hand, there’s so much to do in San Diego without having to deal with the snow and other inclement weather that other areas of the country experience during the Thanksgiving weekend. Check out some options for ways to entertain your out-of-town guests this Turkey Day:
- Go to the Beach: Not many areas of the country can boast of beach weather at the end of November. Show off a bit and take your friends and family to some of the most beautiful coasts in the world, right in your backyard. There are few better ways to relax than laying out, splashing in the water, surfing or building sand castles on a sunny holiday weekend.
- Father Joe’s Thanksgiving Day 5K Race: Work up an appetite, earn those extra calories and give back to the needy all at the same time. This 5k race is family friendly, too, with 5k races for adults and children. The race starts at Balboa Park on November 28th at 7:45am. All proceeds go to help the homeless.
- Thanksgiving at Hotel del Coronado: If you’d rather not cook, enjoy a gourmet Thanksgiving meal at this famous San Diego Hotel. This is a great way to have a stress-free holiday that focuses more on spending quality time with loved ones than on your to-do list.