With the warm days of summer behind us and the leaves on the trees quickly taking on their auburn fall hues, its time to start making Thanksgiving plans. While the past two years have been dominated by Stay Home instructions, this year travel is back on the radar, making 2022 the perfect time to gather the family and indulge in a luxury Thanksgiving getaway.

Although it originated as a celebration of a successful harvest, Thanksgiving has now merged into a holiday dedicated to spending time with loved ones and eating good food. With this in mind, our top picks for the long weekend prioritize not only valuable family time but also gourmet feasts, with roast turkey and pumpkin pie every bit as good as that you’d have at home, without any of the usual stress.

From western-style ranches to tropical Caribbean retreats, these are Elite Traveler’s top Thanksgiving getaways for 2022.

While many prefer to make the most of the diverse landscapes of the US for a luxury Thanksgiving getaway, those who prefer to travel further afield for the holiday weekend need not look any further than the Caribbean. For 2022, Eden Roc Cap Cana is inviting guests to indulge in a long weekend of celebratory experiences and events, catered to the whole family.

For the little ones, there’s a turkey-themed treasure hunt, kayaking sessions, and art and crafts workshops, while grownups can take part in the guided wine tasting, sunset yoga and the special spa programming. And of course, as with any proper Thanksgiving celebration, Eden Roc is putting food at the forefront of the party, with several gourmet feasts planned for the course of the weekend.

Article by Kim Ayling, from Elite Traveler