You’ll Be Grateful You Don’t Have to Cook This Year
Written By: Taylor Gorski Thanksgiving Weekend Hotel Specials California
While large Thanksgiving gatherings aren’t recommended this year, you can change it up and escape somewhere beautiful (and safe) for the holiday weekend. Whether you’re dreaming of ocean views or a cabin in the mountains, we’ve rounded up 12 of the best spots for a relaxing weekend away. Keep it traditional with a turkey dinner away from home or stick to 2020’s unconventional theme with holiday cocktails by the pool. One thing is for sure: this will be the most stress-free and relaxing Thanksgiving weekend yet.
1 | Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa Thanksgiving Weekend Hotel Specials California
Where: Rancho Mirage
Nowhere does relaxation like the Greater Palm Springs area. Something about the palm trees, golf courses and stunning mountain landscape makes you want to kick your feet up with a drink in hand. At Omni Rancho Las Palmas, your Thanksgiving will be spent with sunglasses on and not a worry in the world. Chill by the pool, play a round of championship golf and give thanks for a desert oasis holiday.
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
41000 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
2 | Inn at The Mission San Juan Capistrano Thanksgiving Weekend Hotel Specials California
Where: San Juan Capistrano
You don’t always have to travel far for a weekend getaway. This new San Juan Capistrano gem is a cozy spot full of rich history, luxurious rooms and tranquil vibes—perfect for Orange County locals to enjoy a holiday staycay. Book a reservation for Thanksgiving brunch at the on-site Spanish restaurant, Ysidora. A four-course prix fixe menu will be available from 2 to 7 p.m. for $90 on Thanksgiving Day.
Inn at The Mission San Juan Capistrano
31692 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
3 | Paséa Hotel & Spa Thanksgiving Weekend Hotel Specials California
Where: Huntington Beach
Spend Thanksgiving with a relaxing ocean breeze and picturesque views of the beach. Book an oceanfront room that epitomizes comfort and style. This dog-friendly hotel is fun for the whole family and also ideal for a couples escape. Book a massage, walk the beach, enjoy cocktails at Tanner’s Restaurant and wash your worries away!
Paséa Hotel & Spa
21080 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Where: La Jolla
This stunning San Diego hotel transports you to a tranquil and serene space. The property is surrounded by lush greenery and warm architecture. Spend Thanksgiving at the farm-to-table Greenfinch Restaurant. For a classic meal (like stuffing and pumpkin pie), dine in between 1 and 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Local to La Jolla? Pick up a Greenfinch Thanksgiving family feast that serves four people for $240.
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
9700 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
5 | Shade Hotel Thanksgiving Weekend Hotel Specials California
Where: Manhattan Beach
This Thanksgiving’s motto is two words: easy, breezy. And while staying at Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach, you’ll experience just that. The on-site restaurant, zinc@shade, is offering to-go and dine-in Thanksgiving menus. For $100, pick up a family meal that serves four to six individuals and includes fan favorites like cornbread, green beans and turkey. For only $40, dine in and indulge in roasted butternut squash and pomegranate before digging into an herb-butter basted turkey breast. Stay the night in sunny Manhattan Beach for a seamless holiday weekend.
1221 N Valley Dr
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
6 | Paso Robles Inn
Where: Paso Robles
Wine country is calling your name! The Paso Robles Inn is located in the heart of Paso Robles, which is ideally situated for exploring local vineyards. Relax all weekend with a glass of vino in hand and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at the on-site restaurant, The Steakhouse. The plated dinner—$36 per person and $16 per child—includes a starter, choice of entree, choice of dessert, champagne and non-alcoholic beverages.
Paso Robles Inn
1103 Spring St
Paso Robles, CA 93446
7 | Mar Monte Thanksgiving Weekend Hotel Specials California
Where: Santa Barbara
Stay in style at the beachfront Mar Monte hotel in Santa Barbara. This boutique hotel is located just minutes from downtown Santa Barbara and has mountain and ocean views—the best of both worlds! Head down to costa, the new on-site dining concept, for Thanksgiving dinner (starting at $89 per person). Dishes include bold, mouthwatering favorites like Skuna Bay salmon with matusukai mushroom, parsley root puree, braised greens and Meyer lemon chimichurri.
1111 E Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
8 | Joshua Tree Thanksgiving Weekend Hotel Specials California
Where: Joshua Tree
When we think of socially distanced, we think of escaping to Joshua Tree. Nature is boundless and hikes are plentiful here. Explore a variety of different Airbnb options, whether you’re searching for a hot tub in the middle of the desert or a cozy cabin! Change up the traditional turkey dinner this year and have a BBQ or taco night under the stars.
Where: Big Sky Montana
A snowy escape is in your future, and Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Montana is the place you want to stay. Spend Thanksgiving on The Ranch from Nov. 24 until Dec. 4 for an end-of-the-year vacay. This inclusive package includes cabin accommodations and all meals—including a Thanksgiving feast—along with transportation to and from the Bozeman Yellowstone Airport. Celebrate the holiday with a memorable, authentic adventure tucked in Yellowstone Country.
Lone Mountain Ranch
750 Lone Mountain Ranch Rd
Big Sky, MT 59716
10 | Mammoth Mountain
Take a drive to the mountains this Thanksgiving weekend to the beloved Mammoth Mountain. This quaint mountain town is a SoCal local’s favorite spot to escape. While the summer here brings about lake days, outdoor BBQs and rounds of golf, the winter season boasts snowboarding, skiing and scenic gondola rides. Check out cozy Mammoth Airbnb options here.
11 | The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Thanksgiving Weekend Hotel Specials California
Where: Lake Tahoe
Do you ever dream of relishing in a warm, grand resort surrounded by snow-capped mountains? Make your dreams come true this year with a stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. With four different dining options on Thanksgiving, leave the cooking to the pros as you chill out in paradise. Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at Manzanita, a Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet, a gourmet turkey dinner to go or champagne brunch at Manzanita on Nov. 29.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Ct
Truckee, CA 96161
You’ll never want to leave Rosewood Miramar Beach. The epitome of luxury and class, this Montecito resort is known for its beachfront location, exceptional service and timeless atmosphere. This year, the resort is offering a Thanksgiving family-style menu to enjoy in the comfort of your very own room. Executive Chef Massimo Falsini will be dishing up holiday classics with a twist. Caruso’s, the on-site Italian restaurant, is also offering a four-course prix fixe menu using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients for the family to savor.
Rosewood Miramar Beach
1759 S Jameson Ln
Montecito, CA 93108