Need some family Thanksgiving vacation inspiration? It’s that time of year again, and those island destinations definitely sound appealing with the cold coming in. Or maybe you’re looking for a trip to the mountains, where you can ski and get in the holiday spirit. Take a peek down the list of some of the best Thanksgiving vacations you can take this year.

1. Harborside Resort at Atlantis

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If the kids, grandparents, aunts and uncles are coming in tow, the Harborside Resort at Atlantis is one of the best Thanksgiving vacations you can find. Located in the Bahamas, where the sun still shines the whole month of November, you’ll be in a tropical paradise. In fact, the Atlantis resort is located on Paradise Island, so you know it’s going to treat you well.

Jam-packed with amenities and activities, you might want to consider this for your Thanksgiving family vacation away from the snow-capped mountains. Adults can enjoy evenings at the on-site casino while the little ones can explore Aquaventure, the waterpark right at the resort. Relax in over 140 acres of pools, private cabanas and lazy rivers. Or head to one of four private beaches, Dolphin Cay and even the Stingray Lagoon.

Thanksgiving week in Atlantis is packed with fun, festive activities. Join the Atlantis Kids Adventures Culinary team to decorate Thanksgiving cupcakes. Gobble Wobble Rock is perfect for teens, located in the CRUSH Teen Nightclub with festive games like turkey bowling. And the next day, Santa will arrive for the rest of the season at his own workshop in the Atlantis resort.

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2. Breakers Ocean View Resort

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For the history buffs at heart, traveling to Massachusetts for Thanksgiving vacation is a perfect idea. The Breakers Ocean View Resort captures the New England vibe with the Nantucket-style architecture and Cape Cod location. Live entertainment, restaurants and bars are all nearby for a fun night out. Or take a winter beach walk, since this resort sits right on the shores.

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is right around the corner, where you can learn about Cape Cod’s flora, fauna and wildlife in over 80 acres of conservation land. Make sure to bring your camera and binoculars too, since this area is prime for whale watching. While Breakers Ocean View Resort sits at the southern shores of the Cape, take a day trip to Provincetown further north to visit the site of the Mayflower landing.

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3. West 57th Street by Hilton Club

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For some people, Thanksgiving is best for getting ready for the holidays come December! And what better way to get in the spirit than spending Thanksgiving vacations in New York City? Hilton Grand Vacations Club owners can use their ClubPoints to reserve their winter wonderland trip at the West 57th Street by Hilton Club.

Imagine visiting Central Park with snow-dusted grass, warm cup of hot chocolate in hand and a hayride through the pine trees. What’s more, Rockefeller Center is the place to be for ice skating, nearby shopping and cozy restaurants. Of course, the Macy’s Day Parade is having the 93rd annual celebration right through Manhattan. Don’t forget to hit the shops for Black Friday deals, but make sure there’s still room in your suitcase for the trip home!

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4. Hyatt Beach House Resort in Key West

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Ever think about spending your Thanksgiving vacation in Key West? Take in the warmer weather while your friends and family back home are shivering up north. Hyatt Residence Club rules Key West, with three luxury resorts right on the Atlantic shores. Instead of the traditional turkey and stuffing, get ready for fresh crab legs and a classic Key Lime Pie instead. Consider getting take-out and bringing it back to your private porch while watching the waves.

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5. Grand Lodge on Peak 7

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Part of Breckenridge Grand Vacations Club, Grand Lodge on Peak 7 has tons of amenities and adventure for your Thanksgiving vacation. The historic downtown brings a charming quality to the winter season. Excitement is in the air as the slopes are just opening for the season, meaning fresh tracks to ski on.

There are also tons of options to choose from for Thanksgiving dinner in Breck. After filling up with your favorite dishes, enjoy the amenities on the resort for ultimate relaxation. There are always activities ready for guests to partake in, like candle making, fall crafts, bingo and a classic hot chocolate bar. Need your holiday family photos? Capture your vacation memories with family portraits around the resort and beautiful, Colorado mountain backdrops.

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6. MountainLoft Resort in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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For a Thanksgiving vacation in the mountains, Gatlinburg, Tennessee has it all. This small town at the base of the Smoky Mountains National Park will exceed your expectations. Get in the holiday spirit at the Festival of Trees, where you can see dozens of decorated Christmas trees in all shapes, sizes and colors.

Arts and crafts fans are encouraged to partake in the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show, featuring the Gatlinburg community’s most talented artists. Handcrafted items like pottery, jewelry, quilts, candles and more abound at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

Besides the festive activities Gatlinburg guests can enjoy, the MountainLoft Resort offers incredible amenities and home-away-from-home features. As Bluegreen’s flagship resort in the Smoky Mountains, take in the enchanting scenery and unique accommodations. Stay in a secluded cabin, or enjoy contemporary high-rise units.

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