Photo: Searsucker Las Vegas
Thanksgiving is often viewed as a quiet holiday among family and friends, but it also offers a great opportunity to travel. So round up your closest loved ones and book a private jet to Las Vegas. It's the perfect destination for a true Thanksgiving to remember.
Cool Weather… But Not Too Cool
Las Vegas is known for its brisk fall weather come late November. With just a sweater or lightweight jacket, you'll still feel comfortable exploring Strip attractions, shows and restaurants day or night. Think of it as your last opportunity to fully enjoy the outdoors in Vegas before the temperatures get chilly in December and January.
The Benefits of a Quiet Off-Season
Since Las Vegas is relatively quiet in November, it's an ideal time for avoiding large crowds. Enjoy easy access to everything on the Strip without pushing your way through a sea of tourists. Iconic spots like the Bellagio fountains or the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas are a lot more enjoyable without long lines or people getting in the way of your photos.
Almost everything is easier, including check-in waits at hotels, table reservations at restaurants and of course, traffic congestion on the Strip. No matter how much you choose to spend, your dollar will go farther with discount prices on resort rooms, suites and villas.
Photo: MB Steak/Jim Decker
Endless Options for a Thanksgiving Feast
The best restaurants in Las Vegas will have special Thanksgiving menus on Thursday, November 22. Searsucker at Caesars Palace is cooking up an "all-you-can-eat feast" for $59 per person, featuring unlimited servings of slow-roasted turkey, stuffed sweet potatoes, candied heirloom carrots and more. At MB Steak inside the Hard Rock, diners will be given a choice of a traditional turkey or a Chateaubriand 18-ounce center cut filet sliced for two. Meanwhile, Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab at the Forum Shops has a dinner featuring sliced turkey breast, cheesy mashed potatoes, butternut squash with toasted marshmallows and Joe's famous pumpkin chiffon pie. For even more Thanksgiving dinner ideas, call VegasGiant at 702-476-001.
Raise a Glass to the Good Times
The night before Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest days of the year for bars. Take advantage of the energy and excitement while exploring the great watering holes of Sin City. The Venetian and Palazzo have recently introduced a trifecta of stylish new bars: Electra, Rosina and the Dorsey. If you prefer the local charm of Downtown, visit character-rich bars like Velveteen Rabbit, the Downtown Cocktail Room and Commonwealth. If you're keeping tabs on the latest scores, you may prefer sports bars like Rockhouse, Tap or Blondies.
Kick off the Winter Season
Thanksgiving week provides a taste of what Vegas has to offer for the winter season. The Ice Rink at the Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan opens on November 21 with fire pits, winter-themed cocktails and more. Terry Fator will shift into holiday mode with his seasonal show beginning on November 23. As of November 8, guests can visit the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and drive through one of the biggest holiday light displays in Southern Nevada. The spectacle, known as Glittering Lights, is a memorable experience for all ages.
That's just the tip of the iceberg. Add some excitement to the Thanksgiving season with a flight to Las Vegas. A fleet of private jets is on standby to whisk families large and small to Las Vegas in time for the holiday. Contact Cirrus Aviation to book your flight today. Even last-minute reservations can often be wheels up within 90 minutes or less.
By Rob Kachelriess