Thanksgiving should be a holiday spent with family and friends – A couple of days where you eat, relax and give thanks for the blessings you have. However, for most people, it tends to be a stressful holiday. Long, tiring days spent cooking endless dishes rather than spending quality time with family. It is meant to be a ‘holiday’ but ends up being a burden.

This Thanksgiving, spend it in one of these dream destinations and start a new family tradition. There’s still time to plan the perfect Thanksgiving! What are you waiting for? Add these destinations to your BUCKiTDREAM planner today.

New York City


Enjoy Thanksgiving in the Big Apple! New York City is famous for its Thanksgiving Day Parade that attracts over 44 million viewers every year. It has been a tradition, presented by Macy’s, since 1924. Don’t let it be an event you simply watch on TV. Spend your Thanksgiving on the streets of New York watching characters such as Spider-Man and Scooby-Doo float across the Big Apple!

Scottsdale, Arizona


Experience Thanksgiving in the warm desert. While some enjoy spending the holidays in the cold weather skiing, many dream of relaxing by a pool and soaking up the sun. Treat yourself this year to a spa hotel in Scottsdale. Spend your morning hiking Pinnacle Peak, your afternoon relaxing in a spa and your evening enjoying a gourmet meal cooked for you.

Steamboat Springs, Colorado


Rather than spending all morning preparing the meal, start your day skiing down the slopes at sunrise. Rent a cozy cabin up in the mountains, and tuck into a huge selection of food that someone has prepared for you. What better way to spend Thanksgiving!

Waikiki, Hawaii


Why wait to enjoy the Hawaiian sun till the summer, when you could enjoy your turkey dinner on a Hawaiian beach? To celebrate the holiday further, Waikiki holds a Thanksgiving parade. The parade was designed to commemorate the survivors of Pearl Harbour. However, now it has become an opportunity for thousands of marchers to perform dance and musical acts to the local community.

Santa Fe, New Mexico


Can’t decide between sun and snow? Spend your Thanksgiving in Santa Fe, enjoying the three-day Winter Indian Market. The Market is filled with native music, dancing, and over 200 artists. Instead of a traditional turkey, you could eat some Native American food, filling up on mountains of green chile! Once you’re finished, hit the slopes in Ski Santa Fe!


Take the stress away from this year’s Thanksgiving, and make the most of the long holiday weekend. Use the BUCKiTDREAM planner to plan your Thanksgiving to any of these amazing destinations and don’t forget to share your holiday on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.