10 Splurge-Worthy, Romantic Thanksgiving Getaways

by Lauren Dana

10 Splurge-Worthy, Romantic Thanksgiving Getaways

by Lauren Dana

This Thanksgiving, trade in the traditional turkey dinner in favor of a romantic escape. From the City of Lights to the Big Apple, here’s where to go, what to do, and where to stay.

This Thanksgiving, trade in the traditional turkey dinner in favor of a romantic escape. From the City of Lights to the Big Apple, here’s where to go, what to do, and where to stay.

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New York City
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New York City, New York

There’s no better place to celebrate the holidays than NYC. Here, you can watch the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, stroll through the holiday markets (Bryant Park’s Winter Village is an absolute must), wine and dine your way through the city, and snuggle up in the comfort of your suite. 

There’s no better place to celebrate the holidays than NYC. Here, you can watch the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, stroll through the holiday markets (Bryant Park’s Winter Village is an absolute must), wine and dine your way through the city, and snuggle up in the comfort of your suite. 

The Plaza Hotel
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New York City

Where to stay: Located right on Central Park South, the historic Plaza Hotel puts you at the center of all the action (plus, you’ll enjoy prime parade views). Split a bottle of bubbly with your sweetheart at the Champagne Bar, book a couple's massage at the Guerlain Spa, and retreat to your room. Thanksgiving rates start at $893 per night, depending on the room category. 

Where to stay: Located right on Central Park South, the historic Plaza Hotel puts you at the center of all the action (plus, you’ll enjoy prime parade views). Split a bottle of bubbly with your sweetheart at the Champagne Bar, book a couple's massage at the Guerlain Spa, and retreat to your room. Thanksgiving rates start at $893 per night, depending on the room category. 

Paris
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Paris, France

Paris is always a good idea — especially in November. You and your significant other will enjoy fewer crowds, mild weather (expect temperatures in the high 40s and low 50s), and score great deals on hotels and dining. Bonus: if you and your partner love art, be sure to visit one of these under-the-radar hotspots before you skip town. 

Paris is always a good idea — especially in November. You and your significant other will enjoy fewer crowds, mild weather (expect temperatures in the high 40s and low 50s), and score great deals on hotels and dining. Bonus: if you and your partner love art, be sure to visit one of these under-the-radar hotspots before you skip town. 

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
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Paris, France

Where to stay: We love The Four Seasons Hotel George V’s "Parisian Romance" package, which costs about $1,460 per night over Thanksgiving. The promotion includes daily breakfast (best enjoyed in the comfort of your room or on your terrace), a complimentary bottle of champagne and sweets, a beautiful floral arrangement (plus other room decorations), and personalized assistance from the concierge team to help you find the most romantic sites in Paris.

Where to stay: We love The Four Seasons Hotel George V’s Parisian Romance" package, which costs about $1,460 per night over Thanksgiving. The promotion includes daily breakfast (best enjoyed in the comfort of your room or on your terrace), a complimentary bottle of champagne and sweets, a beautiful floral arrangement (plus other room decorations), and personalized assistance from the concierge team to help you find the most romantic sites in Paris.

Park City, Utah
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Park City, Utah

If you’re looking for a cozy Thanksgiving escape, consider visiting Park City. Whether you hit the slopes or chill out at the spa, the destination offers plenty to see and do. On Turkey Day, head to Glitretind Restaurant at Stein Eriksen Lodge, where you can enjoy a five-star feast.  

If you’re looking for a cozy Thanksgiving escape, consider visiting Park City. Whether you hit the slopes or chill out at the spa, the destination offers plenty to see and do. On Turkey Day, head to Glitretind Restaurant at Stein Eriksen Lodge, where you can enjoy a five-star feast.  

Montage Deer Valley
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Park City, Utah

Where to stay: At Montage Deer Valley, you can ski, snowboard, and enjoy an après-ski meal and a well-deserved drink from one of the seven on-site bars and restaurants. Then, relax and unwind with a couple's massage at the on-site spa. The "Spa Memories” package includes a $200 spa credit along with a $50 breakfast credit per day; rates from $670 per night over Thanksgiving (three-night minimum). 

Where to stay: At Montage Deer Valley, you can ski, snowboard, and enjoy an après-ski meal and a well-deserved drink from one of the seven on-site bars and restaurants. While you’re in town, visit the spa for a couple's treatment. The "Spa Memories” package includes a $200 spa credit along with a $50 breakfast credit per day; rates from $670 per night over Thanksgiving (three-night minimum). 

Oahu, Hawaii
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Oahu, Hawaii

Whether you and your loved one are looking to lounge on the beach or embark on a bucket-list-worthy hike, the island of Oahu has it all. And, with cooler weather and fewer crowds (plus amazing hotel rates), November is one of the best times of year to visit. 

Whether you and your loved one are looking to lounge on the beach or embark on a bucket-list-worthy hike, the island of Oahu has it all. And, with cooler weather and fewer crowds (plus amazing hotel rates), November is one of the best times of year to visit. 

Halepuna Waikiki
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Oahu, Hawaii

Where to stay: Halepuna Waikiki opened this past fall, and it's one of the only luxury boutique properties on the island. While there is a restaurant, garden, spa, and fitness studio all on-site, the main draw is the eighth-floor infinity pool. It's the perfect spot to watch the sunset with your special someone. Score on ocean-view room with daily breakfast for $524 per night. 

Where to stay: Halepuna Waikiki opened this past fall, and it's one of the only luxury boutique properties on the island. While there is a restaurantgarden, spa, and fitness studio all on-site, the main draw is the eighth-floor infinity pool. It's the perfect spot to watch the sunset with your special someone. Score on ocean-view room with daily breakfast for $524 per night. 

Santa Barbara, CA
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Santa Barbara, California

Known as California’s playground for the rich and famous, Santa Barbara is great if you’re on the hunt for a splurge-worthy romantic getaway. Here, you’ll find beautiful beaches, eclectic dining options, tons of museums, and endless nature-spotting opportunities.

Known as California’s playground for the rich and famous, Santa Barbara is great if you’re on the hunt for a splurge-worthy romantic getaway. Here, you’ll find beautiful beaches, eclectic dining options, tons of museums, and endless nature-spotting opportunities.

Rosewood Miramar Beach
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Santa Barbara, California

Where to stay: Rosewood Miramar Beach is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day spent exploring. Foodies will love the six on-site bars and restaurants, while wellness enthusiasts and fitness junkies will appreciate the pristine spa and fitness center. Thanksgiving rates from $930 per night, depending on the room category. 

Where to stay: Rosewood Miramar Beach is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day spent exploring. Foodies will love the six on-site bars and restaurants, while wellness enthusiasts and fitness junkies will appreciate the pristine spa and fitness center. Thanksgiving rates from $930 per night, depending on the room category. 

Smoky Mountains, TN
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Smoky Mountain Region, Tennessee

Forget Memphis and Nashville. Instead, visit Tennessee's Smoky Mountain region, where you and your significant other can immerse yourselves in nature, take in the gorgeous surroundings, and truly get away from it all.

Forget Memphis and Nashville. Instead, visit Tennessee's Smoky Mountain region, where you and your significant other can immerse yourselves in nature, take in the gorgeous surroundings, and truly get away from it all.

Blackberry Farm, TN
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Smoky Mountain Region, Tennessee

Where to stay: Set on a 4,200-acre estate, Blackberry Farm is ideal for couples who love the outdoors. Here, you can hike, bike, rock climb, fly fish, ride horseback, and kayak, among other activities. On-site, you'll also find a spa, a brewery, and a working farm.  Rates from $695 per night; contact the property directly to inquire about Thanksgiving availability. 

Where to stay: Set on a 4,200-acre estate, Blackberry Farm is ideal for couples who love the outdoors. Here, you can hike, bike, rock climb, fly fish, ride horseback, and kayak, among other activities. On-site, you'll also find a spa, a brewery, and a working farm.  Rates from $695 per night; contact the property directly to inquire about Thanksgiving availability. 

Litchfield County, CT
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Washington, Connecticut

Just three hours from NYC, the quaint town of Washington, CT is a great choice for couples in search of an easy escape. Here, you’ll find picturesque views of the Berkshires along with acres of farmland, rolling hills, and peaceful country roads. Explore gardens and galleries, and choose from an array of mom-and-pop eateries.

Just three hours from NYC, the quaint town of Washington, CT is a great choice for couples in search of an easy escape. Here, you’ll find picturesque views of the Berkshires along with acres of farmland, rolling hills, and peaceful country roads. Explore gardens and galleries, and choose from an array of mom-and-pop eateries.

Mayflower Inn and Spa
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Washington, Connecticut

Where to stay: Mayflower Inn and Spa spans 58 acres and is absolutely charming in every sense of the word. From the 20,000-square-foot spa to the farm-fresh cuisine, to the luxury suites (some even have their own fireplaces and balconies), it's hard not to fall in love with the hotel. Thanksgiving rates from $999 per night without breakfast, $1,019 per night with breakfast. 

Where to stay: Mayflower Inn and Spa spans 58 acres and is absolutely charming in every sense of the word. From the 20,000-square-foot spa to the farm-fresh cuisine, to the luxury suites (some even have their own fireplaces and balconies), it's hard not to fall in love with the hotel. Thanksgiving rates from $999 per night without breakfast, $1,019 per night with breakfast. 

Aspen, CO
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Aspen, Colorado

Thanksgiving marks the opening day of Aspen Mountain, which makes for a fun-filled Turkey Day getaway. For a splurge-worthy date night, book a table at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro, a ski-in, ski-out restaurant housed in a European-style cabin. Here, enjoy champagne, caviar, fondue, and other delectable dishes. Don’t forget to order dessert.

Thanksgiving marks the opening day of Aspen Mountain, which makes for a fun-filled Turkey Day getaway. For a splurge-worthy date night, book a table at Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro, a ski-in, ski-out restaurant housed in a European-style cabin. Here, enjoy champagne, caviar, fondue, and other delectable dishes. Don’t forget to order dessert.

The St. Regis Aspen Resort
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Aspen, Colorado

Where to stay: At the St. Regis Aspen Resort, enjoy fine dining, relax at the spa, and take a dip in the heated outdoor pool (if you’re up for it). Celebrate Thanksgiving at the on-site Velvet Buck restaurant, which hosts a five-star feast ($125 per adult). Score a Deluxe room with breakfast — and turndown service — for $549 per night over Thanksgiving. 

Where to stay: At the St. Regis Aspen Resort, enjoy fine dining, relax at the spa, and take a dip in the heated outdoor pool (if you’re up for it). Celebrate Thanksgiving at the on-site Velvet Buck restaurant, which hosts a five-star feast ($125 per adult). Score a Deluxe room with breakfast — and turndown service — for $549 per night over Thanksgiving. 

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

With sugar-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, Providenciales is true paradise, and it's the perfect place to go for a romantic escape. If you need a break from the beach, consider a day trip to Chalk Sound National Park, West Harbour Bluff, or the Turks and Caicos National Museum

With sugar-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, Providenciales is true paradise, and it's the perfect place to go for a romantic escape. If you need a break from the beach, consider a day trip to Chalk Sound National Park, West Harbour Bluff, or the Turks and Caicos National Museum

Amanyara
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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Where to stay: Set on the shores of an 18,000 acre nature reserve — with its own private beach, wellness sanctuary, and private movie theater — Amanyara is the place to be. Book the "Wellness Escape" package (Thanksgiving rates from $2,600 per night), which includes a stay in a luxe pavilion; a welcome bottle of champagne; daily breakfast; two 90-minute massages; a private yoga or tennis session; afternoon tea; a private snorkel tour; and non-motorized water sports. 

Where to stay: Set on the shores of an 18,000 acre nature reserve — with its own private beach, wellness sanctuary, and private movie theater — Amanyara is the place to be. Book the "Wellness Escape" package (Thanksgiving rates from $2,600 per night), which includes a stay in a luxe pavilion; a welcome bottle of champagne; daily breakfast; two 90-minute massages; a private yoga or tennis session; afternoon tea; a private snorkel tour; and non-motorized water sports. 

Bali
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Bali, Indonesia

Bali is magical anytime of year, and November is no exception. Although you may see some rain (monsoon season is October through April, and the wettest months are December and January), don’t fret. Must-visit sites include the Ubud Monkey Forest, Bali Safari and Marine Park, and Taman Ayun Temple

Bali is magical anytime of year, and November is no exception. Although you may see some rain (monsoon season is October through April, and the wettest months are December and January), don’t fret. Must-visit sites include the Ubud Monkey Forest, Bali Safari and Marine Park, and Taman Ayun Temple

 Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
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Bali, Indonesia

Where to stay: Surrounded by rice paddies and rolling hills, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is absolutely show-stopping. For the ultimate bonding experience, partake in the Kamaratih Kamajaya ceremony  — which focuses on the heart, the center of unconditional love, compassion and forgiveness — with your better half. Afterwards, enjoy a romantic meal in a cocoon at on-site restaurant, Kubu. Thanksgiving rates from $7,470 per night; includes breakfast, 24-hour butler service, and access to all wellness facilities. 

Where to stay: Surrounded by rice paddies and rolling hills, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is absolutely show-stopping. For the ultimate bonding experience, partake in the Kamaratih Kamajaya ceremony  — which focuses on the heart, the center of unconditional love, compassion and forgiveness — with your better half. Afterwards, enjoy a romantic meal in a cocoon at on-site restaurant, Kubu. Thanksgiving rates from $7,470 per night; includes breakfast, 24-hour butler service, and access to all wellness facilities. 

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