Thursday, November 14, 2013

Things to Do in Orlando During Thanksgiving

You might not think of Orlando as a Thanksgiving destination but there’s a bounty of things to do in Central Florida.  From bountiful feasts to discount shopping and engaging attractions, you’ll find a cornucopia of Turkey Day delights.  Want to learn more about spending Thanksgiving in Orlando?  Read on.

Thing to do in Orlando during Thanksgiving: 
  • Shopping: Shopping and Thanksgiving go hand in hand.  With Black Friday sales at outlet malls like Orlando Premium Outlets and high-end stores, along with boutique and box stores, shopping in Orlando is a real treat.  You can make the most of Black Friday and get all of your holiday shopping done Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner:  Sometimes it’s nice to relax, have the meal taken care of and be able to simply enjoy the holidays season.  Let Orlando restaurants cater to your taste buds.  From family-friendly to intimate and quaint, you can choose the type of Thanksgiving meal right for you.  Some of my top choices are Capital Grille, Norman’s at The Ritz Carlton, and Emeril’s Restaurant Orlando.
  • Thanksgiving Weekend Events:  Thanksgiving is also the official kickoff to Christmas.  You can start your holiday off right by visiting Orlando Theme Parks where the spirit of the season will already be in full swing.  From Disney World to Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld to LEGOLAND, there are many ways to celebrate the magic of this special time of year.
  • Entertainment:  You can also see an Orlando show over Thanksgiving vacation.  Blue Man Group, Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show, Arabian Nights, Pirate’s Dinner Adventure and other productions are open on Thanksgiving Day and have show times throughout the weekend.  
Plan your vacation in Orlando now to get a head start on the holiday season.  

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