Whether your family is too far away, you don’t have Thanksgiving plans, or you simply don’t feel like going home for the holiday, our Newark Airport parking company has a few ideas for where you can go instead. Here are 6 U.S. destinations to visit:



If it’s chilly where you live, why not spend Thanksgiving in a warm, beachy setting? November is part of Hawaii’s slow season, which means you’ll likely find some great travel deals to Oahu. Instead of spending Thanksgiving the traditional way, relax by the ocean, soak up some sun, and take in the beautiful jungle-like setting. And if you’re still craving carved turkey, many hotels and resorts still host Thanksgiving dinners.

New York City

Still want to be surrounded by the spirit of Thanksgiving? Head to the Big Apple where you can enjoy the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. In addition, you can also visit some of the best tourist attractions, which are often less crowded on Thanksgiving day. Take a tour of the Empire State Building, stroll through the shops on Fifth Avenue (especially on Black Friday!), or even take a ferry ride past the Statue of Liberty.

A National Park

With 58 U.S. national parks to choose from, there’s a park for everyone this Thanksgiving. Head to Grand Canyon National Park for a glimpse at a breathtaking natural wonders, or travel to Acadia National Park to take in the beautiful rocky shores and rolling hills of Maine. If warmer weather is in your sights, take a trip to Yosemite National Park to view everything from giant sequoia trees to waterfalls to granite cliffs and more. No matter which park you choose, you’ll have a great time exploring nature.


If you’ve never been, Minneapolis is a great city to visit – especially during the fall. Take a food or brewery tour, stroll through one of the city’s many parks, or check out an interesting museum. After that, you can take a short drive to Bloomington to experience the largest mall in the U.S.: The Mall of America. In addition to more than 500 stores, visitors can check out the Nickelodeon Universe amusement park and enjoy a roller coaster ride.

Las Vegas

Looking for a little fun this Thanksgiving? It’s low season in Sin City, which means it’s a great time to take a trip if you’ve never been. Try your luck at one of the many iconic casinos like the MGM Grand, Caesar’s Palace, or the Bellagio. Or if entertainment is more your thing, you can find shows of every kind, from magic to music to acrobatics to comedy and more. Plus, if you stay for Black Friday, we’re sure you’ll find some great shopping deals.

A Ski Resort

If you’re a ski or snowboard lover, why not trade your traditional Thanksgiving at home for one on the slopes? There are plenty of ski resorts around the country that have an early snow season and are perfect for a late November getaway: Alta, Utah; Arapahoe Basin, Colorado; Grand Targhee, Wyoming; Mammoth Mountain, California; and Timberline, Oregon are just a few that are sure to have cozy lodgings and plenty of powder for you to carve up.

No matter where you decide to go this Thanksgiving, start your vacation at Value Parking. We offer safe, affordable Newark Airport parking that can help you relax while you’re away. Make your reservation today!