Make Thanksgiving a traveling holiday with these deals:
France Vacations offers Thanksgiving in Nice with a five-night package from $769 from Dallas/Fort Worth. Taxes and fees are additional. You get airfare, five nights at a three-star hotel, breakfast and a Thanksgiving dinner. Add $130 to upgrade to a four-star hotel. Contact: (800) 332-5332; www.francevacations.net.
Stay six or more nights at Nisbet Plantation Beach Club in Nevis (www.NisbetPlantation.com, 800-742-6008) and receive a $600 credit.
The Metropolitan Hotel Toronto (www.metropolitan.com/toronto, 800-668-6600) has ThanksgivingThe Met, available Nov. 25-28 from $160 including parking and Thanksgiving dinner.
A Thanksgiving by the Sea package from Connecticut's Inn at Mystic is $158-$188, available Nov. 25-26. Package includes a gift basket, holiday dinner, and breakfast. Contact: (800) 692-6278; www.mycoast.com.
Montpelier Plantation Inn (www.montpeliernevis.com, 869-469-3462) hosts a "Wine and Turkey" event from Thursday to Nov. 28. It includes a Thanksgiving dinner that blends Caribbean with American/English traditions and a celebration of the new wine season with the first Beaujolais Nouveau for 2004. Nightly rates begin at $360.
Fly roundtrip to Belize City and spend seven nights at Bananas Beach Resort on Ambergris Caye from $729 per person, double occupancy, including taxes and fees. Travel deadline: Nov. 30. Contact: (877) 289-1030; www.jetawayholidays.com. Look for the Bananas in Belize package.
Book a three-night stay at the Marquis Los Cabos Resort (www.marquisloscabos.com, 877-238-9399) Nov. 25-30 and get Thanksgiving night free. Offer includes airport transfers, accommodations, Thanksgiving dinner prepared by a Michelin chef, a massage for two and daily breakfast. Rates: $650 in a junior suite and $945 in a casita with private pool. Up to two children age 12 or younger stay for no charge.
Celebrate ski season, at Squaw Valley, Calif. (www.squaw.com, 800-545-4350), with a two-night Early Bird Lodge & Lesson special for $207 per person. It features ski-in, ski-out lodging in a studio at the four-diamond Squaw Valley Lodge, plus a two-day lift ticket and one ski or snowboard lesson. Offer valid beginning Saturday through Dec. 16.
Aspen's Sky Hotel has a Gobble up the Sky Package that includes a deluxe guest room, breakfast, two lift tickets, Aspen airport transfers, equipment storage and boot warming. The price is $219 per night with a three-night minimum stay and a seven-day advance. Package valid Nov. 24-29. Contact: (800) 882-2582; www.theskyhotel.com.
Muse at Poets Cove Resort & Spa (www.poetscove.com, 1-888-512-7638), with a Thanksgiving package Nov. 25-28. Set on South Pender Island, British Columbia, the resort offers three nights from about $443 Thursday-Sunday or a two-night package Saturday-Monday from about $305. Prices include dinner, breakfast, some lunches and a $50 CDN spa credit.
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