Thanksgiving weekend can be a great time to share, give thanks, stuff your face, and be together as a family. But don’t go crazy staring each other in the face, get out of the house with these great family style day trips that will jump start your holiday season pronto. Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving getaway? tell us what it is!
Under 1 Hour
Starbright Holiday Lighting Weekend in Montauk
Lighting of the Gazebo and Downtown trees Friday, Judges review of the Best Decorated Montauk Store Front with prizes. Some fun for the kids to be announced! A joyous start to the Holiday Season! Montauk Library Holiday Book Sale This is the libraries Winter Book Sale and takes place on the lower level of the library on Montauk Hwy. just east of town
When: When: Friday, November 25 – 26th
Where: Downtown Montauk
Visitors will have to see the recreated 19th century village will be able to enjoy the sights and smells of an old-fashioned thanksgiving, as wood burning stoves, beehive stoves, beehive ovens and hearths are used to prepare foods and baked goods made from 19th century recipes. Each afternoon, historical period music will be played, while at the Noon Inn, children’s stories will be read several times each day. $10, adults $ 7, ages 5-12 and 60+
When: Saturday & Sunday from 10 – 4pm
Where: Old Bethpage Village Restoration- 1303 Round Swamp Road , Old Bethpage, NY 11804 516 572 8400
Under 2 Hours
Mohonk Mountain House
Hiking trails, ice skating thanksgiving, lunch includes your day passes to $25 for adults $20 for children.
When: All Weekend long
Where: New Paltz, NY
Coco Key Indoor Water Park
50,000 ft of indoor water park awaits you at the Coco Key. Families can purchase a weekend day pass for $20 per person.
When: All Weekend Long
Where: 3580 East Main Street Waterbury, Connecticut 06705