Celebrate Thanksgiving at One of These Beautiful Utah Getaways
While traditional Thanksgiving holidays at home are great, some of us may be experiencing some cabin fever. Instead of dedicating your holiday to cooking, baking, and lounging at home, why not book a quick getaway? You don’t have to give up all your Thanksgiving traditions, but a change of scenery might be nice.
5 Utah Thanksgiving Destinations You Need to Visit
Between meandering rivers, glittering cities, and the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, Utah is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Unique cities, climates, and activities will make this traditional holiday feel brand new, and you can get a great turkey dinner almost anywhere. These five Utah vacation destinations are sure to fill your cup this Thanksgiving.
The charming town of Springdale, population of 529, sits just outside of breathtaking Zion National Park. Temperatures and crowd levels drop in November, making it perfect for an outdoor adventure. Perhaps you or your clients would enjoy a Thanksgiving picnic at Angels Landing or a post-meal hike to Weeping Rock? Either way, Springdale’s small-town charm and natural beauty will provide a welcome holiday escape.
Thinking about staying in Springdale for good? The median home value is $377,548, which is a 10.0% increase from the previous year. Zillow predicts this figure will rise another 6.0% within the next year.
2. Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, Utah’s capital, may be the perfect metropolitan getaway. The city’s size means there’s always a new neighborhood to explore but, with a laid-back atmosphere, you’ll still find your zen. An array of art, cuisine, and cultural events are always on the docket, and breathtaking natural beauty is just a short car ride away. This year, festive activities include the annual Utah Human Race (held virtually due to COVID-19) and Black Friday shopping at City Creek.
If you’re interested in settling down in Utah’s capital, the median home value in Salt Lake City is $440,150, which is a 7.8% increase from the previous year. Zillow predicts this figure will rise another 7.3% within the next year.
3. St. George
With its bright red plateaus and the winding Dixie River, St. George is one of Utah’s most postcard-worthy destinations. The city center boasts museums, gardens, and public parks, all well within walking distance from charming hotels and B&Bs. Snow Canyon and Quail Creek State Parks sit nearby if you’d prefer to spend your holiday weekend exploring. Or, if you’re looking for fun with a Thanksgiving flair, try the annual Gobbler Run.
In the event that you just can’t bring yourself to leave, the median home value in Saint George is $344,015, which is a 7.0% increase from the previous year. Zillow predicts this figure will rise another 7.3% within the next year.
A beloved vacation destination all year round, consider spending the holiday weekend in Moab. Whether you’re looking to hike, bike, or simply eat, this adventure-oriented town has a little something for everyone. Outdoor enthusiasts won’t want to miss Creeksgiving, an annual rock climbing get-together at nearby Indian Creek.
If you’re hoping to make your home among the red rocks, the median home value in Moab is $359,943, which is a 4.0% increase from the previous year. Zillow predicts this figure will rise another 6.4% within the next year.
5. Park City
This Thanksgiving, be one of the first on the mountain. Popular ski town Park City offers unparalleled access to Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain, Alta Ski Resort, and more. If skiing and snowboarding aren’t your idea of fun, book a horse-drawn sleigh and traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Either way, Park City’s mountain-town charm is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
If you’re looking to make your vacation permanent, the median home value in Park City is $928,925, which is a 4.2% increase from the previous year. Zillow predicts this figure will rise another 6.9% within the next year.
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