This Thanksgiving, approximately 109 million Americans will travel, most of them driving to their destination. Many will be heading to a relative’s home to celebrate with family. However, others prefer to take a vacation with their immediate family members. If you’re looking for Thanksgiving road trip ideas, we’ve got some great ones to share.
Some Possible Thanksgiving Road Trip Ideas
Whether you need to relax or you’re looking for excitement, you’ll find many great places to spend your Thanksgiving.
1. The Biltmore
Advertised as America’s Largest Home®, the Biltmore is a 250-room mansion located on 8,000 acres in Asheville. It’s an architectural wonder with 20 miles of trails, an award-winning winery, and gardens. For the holiday, you can enjoy a four-course Thanksgiving feast in a charming atmosphere.
2. Charleston, SC
Typically, this coastal city enjoys average temperatures of about 67 degrees with sunshine in November. Whether you want to shop, relax, or take in the sights, Charleston, SC has it all. Of course, you’ll find plenty of local restaurants serving both traditional and Southern Thanksgiving Day fare.
3. Kiawah Island, SC
For many families, the Thanksgiving holiday means a trip to the beach. Moreover, many of South Carolina’s barrier beaches offer great opportunities for outdoor exploration and adventure. One destination, Kiawah Island, boasts pristine beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests, and championship golf courses.
4. Savannah, GA
Just across the border of South Carolina lies Savannah, GA. Dubbed the “world’s friendliest city” it’s one of the oldest in the country dating back to 1733. Savannah also claims to be the most haunted city in America with paranormal activity reported in several well-known establishments. You’ll also find breathtaking architecture, museums, shopping, and of course, fine dining.
5. Greenbrier, WV
About 4 hours North lies Greenbrier, America’s resort since 1778. Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, this vacation spot, has attracted many famous people including 28 presidents. The resort offers many amenities including the healing properties of the White Sulphur Spring.
6. Williamsburg, VA
If you want to experience a traditional Thanksgiving 18th-century dinner, visit Colonial Williamsburg. With 301 acres of historical attractions, it’s the world’s largest living history museum. Moreover, Colonial Williamsburg offers special holiday day programs like President George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation.
7. New York, NY
Macy’s Department Store wasn’t the originator of a Thanksgiving Day parade. However, their parade quickly became a tradition for New Yorkers and the rest of the country. More than 45 million spectators watch the parade live or on TV. Stay in one of the hotels along the route and watch the festivities comfortably.
Vehicle Servicing To Do Before You Leave
If you’re kicking around some Thanksgiving road trip ideas, don’t forget one of the most important tasks, performing car maintenance. Unfortunately, many people get caught up in the excitement of planning their trip. From deciding on the destination, buying new clothes, and packing, anticipation grows. Yet, failing to service your vehicle before you go can bring unintended problems.
As you plan your trip, include a visit to Havoline® Xpress Lube of Kernersville for a complete car check-up. We can address any issues you may be experiencing as well as check some important components:
- Belts and hoses
- Oil and other fluids
- Air filter
Moreover, we can also give your car an interior and exterior cleaning for a comfortable driving experience.
Things To Do In The Car While Traveling
Some people find the driving aspect of a road trip boring. However, with a little creativity and imagination, you can make this part of the trip memorable too. Even if you’re the driver, you can incorporate some of these ideas into your trip:
- Bring special snacks and drinks to eat
- Listen to a podcast or audiobook
- Watch a movie
- Create a playlist of favorite songs
- Play Mad Libs, 20 questions, or the license plate game
Additionally, if you have a long distance to travel, you can break up the time you spend in the car. With a little planning, you can add in a few stops at fun roadside attractions or nearby natural wonders.
FAQs About Car Servicing Before A Road Trip
Unfortunately, many automobile owners are confused about the proper servicing of their vehicles. If you have any questions about what your car needs, call us at 336-993-7697. Below, we’ve answered a few frequently asked questions.
Does A Service Visit Take A Long Time?
Typically, the answer to this question depends on the type of servicing your vehicle needs. Do you need a simple procedure like an oil change or something a bit more extensive like new brakes? When you bring your car to us, we’ll let you know upfront how long it will take.
How Much Will It Cost To Service My Car?
Again, the answer to this question relies on what your vehicle needs. Generally, most routine car maintenance tasks are affordable. Furthermore, we’ll let you know the price of your servicing before we begin. Our ASE-certified mechanics perform high-quality, guaranteed service you can trust at a competitive price.
Why Choose Havoline® Xpress Lube Of Kernersville?
In addition to car servicing, we can also clean your automobile with our Xpress Lube Car wash. Have a hard-to-buy-for person in your life? Give them an Xpress Lube gift card for a car wash. They make great presents for birthdays, special occasions, and holidays.
For over a quarter of a century, we’ve been servicing and repairing all types of automobiles. Our customers love us for our use of quality materials, attention to detail, and friendly atmosphere.
Holiday travel is just around the corner! Book an appointment with us today before you think about any Thanksgiving road trip ideas.