Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Thanksgiving is an annual celebration which takes place on the fourth Thursday of November and marks the beginning of the “holiday season” which includes Christmas and New Year. Millions of Americans travel to reunite with their family making the day before Thanksgiving and the day after the most widely traveled days of the year. The number of people traveling combined with winter weather in the north of the country often cause delays in air travel and heavy traffic on the highways.

Travel Tip: Airfare can get very expensive on the days around Thanksgiving, but traveling on the actual holiday can be quite reasonable and definitely less crowded. Request a Quote for your next flight from Fare Buzz.

What is Thanksgiving?

Steeped in American history, Thanksgiving originates from the days of the early settlers. Every school child learns that the first Pilgrims from England arrived in what is now present day Plymouth, Massachusetts. The “First Thanksgiving” in the New World took place after the first harvest. Three days of feasting were set aside to give thanks to God for assisting them in their journey from England and to show their appreciation for the Native Americans who helped them survive the first winter.

In modern times, the annual Thanksgiving celebration is an eagerly anticipated holiday. It is a time when families and friends come together to reflect and appreciate what they have. Traditions include the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, Thanksgiving dinner - a wonderful feast comprised of way too much food - and an afternoon of football.

Travel Tip: Many hotels and restaurants offer sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner and buffets. Travelers, and those who don’t want to be in the kitchen all day, can indulge in traditional American fare such as roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, a myriad of side dishes, and pumpkin pie.


Black Friday

Around midnight of Thanksgiving Day, the official shopping frenzy begins. Retailers have dubbed the time ”Black Friday”, and because of the amount of shopping that takes place then it has become one of the most profitable days of the year. Shoppers are enticed by door-busting deals, but be warned, you and thousands of your closest friends will be competing for those. There are numerous online guides with shopping tips to help you survive the day, so do your homework and have a plan before you venture out.

Travel Tip: Fare Buzz has some of the best offers of the year on air travel during Black Friday.
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