Where to Go or What to Do During Thanksgiving Breaks?

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After killing many midterms for days and days, all students wait for the break, the break of the fall semester, Thanksgiving break. Some might go home and spend time with family members and some might not have any specific plans. Especially, if you are an international student, this time might get you lonely, being far away from your family. However, you don’t need to stay at home for a week and be so gloomy. This can be the great chance to go explore somewhere that you have been hoping to go or experience American Thanksgiving culture.


  1. Where to Go for the Long Holiday Weekend – Orlando, Florida
Photo: Universal Studio Orlando Website


Photo: Disney Park Website – Thanksgiving dinner at the Disneyland Hotel


Tired of cold weather in Mid-west? Fly or drive to South where the warmer weathers welcome you. If you are just hoping to refresh your mind, go visit theme parks in Orland. During holidays including Thanksgiving, Disney World and Universal Studios will have extended hours that make you enjoy more and longer! On top of that, If you also want to try Thanksgiving traditional meals, there will be sort of Thanksgiving meals at Disney World and Disney resorts. During Thanksgiving, there will be more fun stuff and specials, so check out if you plan to go to Orland during Thanksgiving break to fill your holidays with enjoyment.


  1. Snow-loving people – Ski & Snowboard time – Near Chicago

What a good time to kick off your skiing season? It’s Thanksgiving break. If you are a snow-loving one, take advantage of this long holiday.

Many of sky slopes will open preseason during the thanksgiving week meaning that not many crowds will be there yet. Here is some ski resort not too far away from Chicago area.

a.       Timber Ridge 

7500 23 1/2 St, Gobles, MI, 269-694-9449 – two and a half hour drive away from Chicago


b.      Alpine Valley Ski Resort

W2501 County Rd D, Elkhorn, WI, 262-642-7374 – About two hours drive away from Chicago

c. Villa Olivia

1401 W Lake St, Bartlett, 630-289-1000 – About an hour drive away from Chicago


  1. Not too sure for a long trip? Chicago Thanksgiving Parade – Chicago, Illinois
Photo: Stock Photo : Thanksgiving day parade on State Street in Chicago

Not in a mood for a long trip but want to get a feel of Thanksgiving? Visit Chicago downtown and enjoy the parade. The parade will kick off at 8am and will last 11am. Two tips for you- Try to arrive early. Crowds will gather along as early as in the morning so getting early is the important to get a right spot. Another thing is to dress warm. Don’t forget. It’s November and you know how weather is in Chicago. Make sure to dress cozy and warm so you can enjoy the parade including waiting time. The parade will take place State and Randolph Street.

Dami Park/ Reporter

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