Thanksgiving getaways: 5 great places to go

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Thanksgiving is the busiest travel holiday period of the year, with tens of millions expected to travel.

For anyone not loading up the SUV to make the trek to the family homestead, here are some other yummy options you might want to consider.

Space for many of these events is limited and could fill up. If you miss out this year, you might want to get ahead of the game and book it for next Thanksgiving. Check out these Thanksgiving destinations across the USA:

1. Plymouth, Massachusetts

This historic settlement south of Boston, where the voyagers aboard the Mayflower landed in 1620, was the site of the first Thanksgiving. Visitors to Plymouth can step back in time and explore the Mayflower II, a full-scale replica of the celebrated sailing ship. View Myles Standish’s sword, William Bradford’s Bible and other artifacts belonging to the original colonists at the Pilgrim Hall Museum, witness participants in period costumes marching in the annual Thanksgiving procession, and more.

2. Philadelphia

The New York Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade may be the nation’s most well-known, but Philadelphia’s 6abc Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest. Originally sponsored by Gimbels, it has been a Philadelphia tradition since 1920. A steady stream of festive floats, giant balloons, marching bands, choirs, dance troupes and even Santa liven up downtown during the hourslong event. Date for 2019: Thursday, November 28.

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