For some families, Thanksgiving means walks in the colorful woods, sitting around a roaring fire, and maybe even playing in the snow. But, have you ever thought of spending the holiday at the beach and trading in the white snow for the white sand? Even late November at the beach can be a wonderful time with mild temperatures and smaller crowds than during the summer months.

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Leaving winter behind, if for only a few days in November, can be a nice break. For example, the average temperature in southern Florida for that time of the year is still 80 degrees. While it might be slightly cooler in the Florida panhandle, you can still safely leave the heavy coat at home. On sunny days, it is still possible to spend the day on the sand, even if the water might be a little too cold for a dip.


Thanksgiving is also a great time to slow down for a few days and just enjoy the family. With kids having off school and most businesses taking at least a few days off, Thanksgiving is a great time to take a family vacation and explore a new part of the country. This is also a great time to invite the extended vacation. Families renting a large vacation villa will find plenty of room to spread out and do their own thing, while coming together for the big family meal.


If you are a Black Friday shopper, there is no need to worry if you do decide to spend the holiday at the beach. Most beach locations are also home to outlet malls and also traditional malls and stores making it possible to still shop till you drop, even while on vacation.


The beautiful thing about spending your Thanksgiving holiday at the beach is the fact no one is worried if the toddler ruins the new towels or if the pet pees on the carpet. Travel will change the entire family experience. Go see a new place, dip your toes in the water and experience Thanksgiving like you never have before. So, slow down and enjoy seafood rather than turkey and you may even find that you want to go back to the beach for the holiday next year.


If you are thinking of starting a new family tradition and spending Thanksgiving at the beach, The Maruca Group can help. We offer a number of luxury vacation villas in beachfront locations around the country. Let us help you make a family memory that will last a lifetime.