Thanksgiving Vacation Destinations

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Away.com discusses their favorite cities to celebrate Thanksgiving in.

    Amanda Lukoff: Each year in November family and friends come together to give thanks. At Away.

    com we've selected three great destinations that are perfect for your Thanksgiving vacation.

    Home to the largest Thanksgiving parade in Illinois, Chicago is a great destination for the whole family. The Annual McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade whines down State Street as thousands watch the marching bands and inflatable balloon characters go by. Avoid driving and take public transportation to the parade route. Also don't forget to visit the Magnificent Mile for Black Friday Deals the following day.

    The famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been rolled out to other major cities around the country and Portland, Oregon is one of them. This parade is fun for kids and adults alike.

    If shopping is also on itinerary, Portland hosts a shop local initiative called Little Boxes that includes discounts and festivities. Plus, everyday is tax-free shopping in Oregon. For some adult time check out the Annual Wine Country Thanksgiving event in Willamette Valley. More than 160 wineries open their doors to celebrate.

    A Thanksgiving destinations list is not complete without mentioning Plymouth, Massachusetts. Just 40 miles south of Boston this quaint town offers the chance to walk in the footsteps of Native Americans and the original pilgrims. Have your own Thanksgiving feast and see the famous Plymouth Rock just off the busy port where the Mayflower once anchored.

    So gather the crew and celebrate somewhere fun this Turkey Day.