California Thanksgiving Getaways

Give yourself a holiday that will really leave you saying "Thanks."

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Sagrada Wellness
Sagrada Wellness offers yoga retreats in sacred and natural settings and this Thanksgiving is no different. Reconnect yur mind, body, and spirit from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1. For more information click here
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Jake Troy
Give yourself a holiday that will really leave you saying "Thanks."
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Wine Train
Thanksgiving on the Napa Valley Wine Train is a traditional Thanksgiving feast in a non-traditional place. Enjoy more than 3 hours of eating, relaxing and being pampered Call 800. 427. 4124 for reservations. Get More information
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For over 35 years, Thanksgiving Weekend in Nevada City has featured a major art event attracting thousands of visitors from near and far. This year's event runs Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1, 2013. Admission is $3.00 for each day or $5.00 for a weekend pass.n For more information click here
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Get a taste of the changing seasons with the leaves in Big Bear. This year, the city will host its first Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in 3, 6, and 9 mile distances. Prizes include whole turkeys and costumes are encouraged. For more information .
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Get a jump on the season the day after Thanksgiving by taking part in an old-fashioned Cornish Christmas in Grass Valley. Carolers, chestnuts, crafts – you get the picture. Fridays beginning Nov. 29 through Dec. 20, 2013. For more information click here
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Napa Rose inside Disney's Grand Californian Hotel offers a four-course menu for Thanksgiving. Reservations are recommended.nReservations can be made by calling 1-714-781-DINE 60 days prior to the event
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On Thursday, Nov. 27, the Hotel del Coronado

offers luxurious Thanksgiving dinners for families in San Diego. Call 619 522-8490 to reserve. Check the menu click here
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The Mission Hill Hotel and Spa in Riverside will kick off the holiday season with its Festival of Lights. The display involves more than 3 million lights and begins at sunset the day after Thanksgiving through January. Check packages and rates.
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Montage Laguna Beach
Celebrate at The Montage in Laguna Beach where your options range from a relaxing chef's tasting menu to a grand ballroom event with live music.
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Squaw Valley offers turkey with a lot of exercise this year as the ski resort celebrates Opening Day the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Get more information here.
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In Palm Springs, the Riviera Resort and Spa believes Thanksgiving isn’t just a one-night meal. Make it a getaway weekend. See their special packages here.
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Take in the fall colors at Sequoia National Park

but be prepared for truly autumn temperatures. Wuksachi Lodge offers a rustic getaway for those looking to take in the stars and a few trails instead of pumpkin pie and football.
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Spend Turkey Day in Santa Cruz and you'll be in the right place to enjoy the annual tradition of the Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train. Buy advanced tickets online.
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Go central and stop at Yosemite National Park. A Vintner's Holiday is scheduled for the week following Thanksgiving (for those who didn't get enough to eat on the holiday).

Get rates and make reservationshere.

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Sagrada Wellness
Sagrada Wellness offers yoga retreats in sacred and natural settings and this Thanksgiving is no different. Reconnect yur mind, body, and spirit from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1. For more information click here
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John Audley
You can enjoy more than a bottle of Thanksgiving wine from Napa Valley if you drive there for the holiday weekend. Check out this list of hidden wineries sure to create a new experience for even the most experienced vineyard veteran. Hidden wineries list here.
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Enjoy Carmel-by-the-Sea over the holiday weekend with dinner at L'Auberge to kick things off. The Thanksgiving menu takes the traditional fare to a new level. Call 831 624 8578 to reserve.
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Every shopper's favorite day, Black Friday, made even better with the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail. Novices and aficionados can learn about and taste wines of many different varieties and styles crafted from Santa Barbara County’s best vineyards located within blocks of downtown.

Plan ahead with this map.

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Inside the Queen Mary Dome, check out "CHILL - a winter wonderland featuring The Ice Kingdom" It begins Nov. 22 and will feature interactive ice carvings created from more than 2 million pounds of ice. Get more information here.
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Stillwater Bar & Grill at The Lodge at Pebble Beach offers a Thanksgiving Day Grand Buffet for those who want to sneak in a little turkey between rounds on Nov. 28, 2013. For reservations, call (831) 625-8524.
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