Sometimes it’s easier to have Thanksgiving dinner out instead of putting up with all the stress and confusion of hosting the event yourself. Thankfully, there’s tons of great places to grab a festive bite with your loved ones on Thanksgiving.
Peabody Hotel Restaurants
There are two different restaurants in the famous Peabody: Capriccio Grill, which is more casual and kid-friendly; and Chez Philippe, which provides a more elegant experience. Both restaurants will have special deals on Thanksgiving dinners.
The Cupboard Restaurant
An iconic local favorite, this family-friendly stop offers Thanksgiving staples like turkey and ham. However, this popular choice doesn’t accept reservations, so leave some time for a wait.
Head out for a decadent date night at this French-inspired restaurant, which offers a different menu every Thanksgiving.
If you just want a meal to go without worrying about busy restaurants and long wait times, the Kroger deli is offering a complete Thanksgiving meal in the form of either a turkey or ham feast.
If you don’t want to have Thanksgiving dinner the traditional way, whether you’re short on time, tired of cooking, or just want something different, these options are a great way to enjoy a meal with the whole family.
Choosing to forgo costly airline tickets by hitting the road with your family instead? You’re not alone. It’s estimated that more families are choosing to road trip for the holidays in 2017 than ever before. In order to avoid all that traffic and stay sane and safe, here’s some Thanksgiving travel tips.
Avoid Driving on Wednesday
Tuesday and Wednesday are the busiest days for travel, with Wednesday between 3 and 7 PM being peak traffic time. Avoid the rush by leaving before or after; if you can get there early or late, it’s your best bet for beating traffic.
Bring Activities for the Kids
This goes for any road trip. If you want to avoid the monotonous calls asking if you’re there yet, bring along plenty of entertainment for the ride, from gaming devices to books to music. This is sure to keep everyone happy and prevent backseat squabbling.
Never underestimate the power of keeping everyone happily full. Instead of packing grab-’n’-go snacks, feed the family filling sandwiches to assuage their attitudes. The same goes for your ride: keep it full on gas to avoid unwanted stops along the way.
Use Apps for the Trip
Apps like GasBuddy and Waze crowd-source information about the trip so you can get cheaper gas and always find the shortest route. What’s more, Waze will help you avoid traffic should a sudden buildup occur.
Many GPS devices allow you to avoid highways, which can help you fly past Thanksgiving congestion. It may take a bit longer, but the scenic route may be the most tranquil and successful bet.
With these Thanksgiving travel tips, your trip to see your relatives will be more stress-free than ever, and you can keep your family content in the car, too.
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