Anyone regularly spend Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's in a hotel? Is it a family tradition, like a ski vacation?
I have spent the past two Thanksgivings in a Marriott property and thoroughly enjoyed it. Once was with family and the other time just me and my wife. You can find some of the most reasonable room rates of the year during the week of Thanksgiving!
We spent Thanksgiving last year at the Grand Chateau in Las Vegas with my partner's family. We had a very delicious Thanksgiving meal at the STK at the Cosmopolitan. Everything was great (except that Sally Field had booked the private room for her family's Thanksgiving and ate up all the pumpkin pie ). However, it was very weird being in a touristy city, staying in a hotel and eating Thanksgiving dinner in a restaurant. I felt like I should be home around a dinner table with my family and so should the waiters serving me (and so should Sally Field with her own damn pumpkin pie!). It was my first time doing this and although the entire experience was enjoyable, it just did not feel the same as Thanksgiving at my mom's house did this year. That being said, my partner and I are whisking my mother away on a river cruise down the Danube this Sunday and we won't return from Europe until the 23rd. Although we are all very excited, it has certainly made things rather odd during the Holiday Season thus far. With us being absent for two weeks, we haven't put up a tree, didn't put up the lights, barely decorated, and rushed to get all of our Christmas shopping done, wrapped and sent off by this weekend. So it is sort of a double-edged sword. I will at least be home for Christmas Eve and Day, so we'll see how I do. I am not used to traveling around the holidays.
Times change and we change with them, right? It is strange to me as well, but I'm hearing from more and more people that this is something they do. I understand Disney World is becoming popular for holiday travel. I like not travelling on holidays, if I can. I prefer to fish on weekdays, too - less traffic.
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