California Thanksgiving Getaways

Give yourself a holiday that will really leave you saying "Thanks."

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Jake Troy
Give yourself a holiday that will really leave you saying "Thanks."
At the Golden Door in Escondido there is a Co-Ed Thanksgiving Week Special offering an entire week (Nov. 22 to 29) of activities for just $6,000.
By enjoying the holiday at the Golden Door, Not only will your dinner be good for you but you will be the only one in the office coming back from the holiday feeling rested and fit. Get Golden Door special rate info here.
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Stay at Sè San Diego in the heart of San Diego and get the downtown vibe as well as great views. Through Nov. 29, the hotel’s “Thanks Package” offers a cityside king guestroom for just $279 per night.
You’ll also get overnight valet parking at Se, a three-course upscale Thanksgiving dinner for two, hot cider turndown service, and breakfast for two. Beats your aunt’s cranberry sauce. Get Sè San Diego special offers here.
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Head to Lake Tahoe for a little snow over the holiday week. Northstar at Tahoe is already making snow and expects to open Nov. 21
If the weather cooperates, you could enjoy a 3-course Thanksgiving dinner along with your skiing, snowboarding or ice skating. Get NorthStar special rate info here.
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Go central and stop at The Ahwahnee in Yosemite National Park. With dishes like Pan Seared Arctic Char and Snake River Farms Pit Smoked Ham, the supermarket turkey can’t compete.
Not to mention, you can enjoy a glass of wine and just take in the views after dinner or get up early the day after and burn off those extra calories. Get Yosemite Thanksgiving dinner info here.
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In Palm Springs, the Riviera Resort and Spa believes Thanksgiving isn’t just a one-night meal. The Circa 59 offers the Prix-Fixe Dinner through Saturday.
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They also offer a holiday brunch beginning Thursday Nov. 26 that they say will please even the pickiest eaters. For reservations and more information about Thanksgiving dining call (760) 778-6659. Get Riviera Resort and Spa Thanksgiving dinner info here.
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You can enjoy more than a bottle of Thanksgiving wine from Napa Valley if you drive there for the holiday weekend. Enjoy a three or five-course tasting menu at etoile Restaurant ($75-90). Get Thanksgiving dinner info here.
While in Napa, stay in an African tent camp and dine with the animals on the Sonoma Serengeti then stick around for the Napa Christmas Parade on Saturday. Get Sonoma Serengeti Thanksgiving dinner info here.
Brian Litten
Drive north of Los Angeles to enjoy the holiday weekend at Montage Laguna Beach. The world-class resort offers a traditional Four-Course Thanksgiving Dinner at The Loft.
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The City Sea Package includes two 60-minute spa treatments and daily breakfast for a two-night minimum at the rate of $595/night. Get Thanksgiving weekend rate and dinner info here.
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