For families across the U.S., the arrival of the Thanksgiving holiday often comes with much anticipation as they look forward to savory meals enjoyed around tables together. Whether you spend the day enjoying the company of family that’s traveled in from far away to be close for just a while or prefer an intimate gathering with friends complete with delicious flavors and a follow-up football game, it’s a holiday generally designed to bring people close in the name of gratitude.

In 2020, it comes as no surprise that looking forward to Thanksgiving looks a little, or perhaps a lot different. With the arrival of COVID-19 came the necessity to scale back large group gatherings in the name of protecting those we love and keeping health and safety top of mind. When it comes to holiday traditions, this can have a major impact. But just because it has to be different, doesn’t mean it can’t be amazing. Instead of hosting at home this year, turn Thanksgiving into a getaway adventure with those you’re closest to in a place that offers up much in the way of fun. Orlando, Florida is a wonderful destination to select when you’re looking to keep everyone entertained while also enjoying options to keep far from the crowds when needed. Celebrate Thanksgiving in Orlando this year!

Why Orlando is a Great Holiday Option

Orlando is an amazing city that welcomes millions of people each year, many of whom are excited to touch down in the name of Disney-based adventures. While these magical theme parks are sure to be appealing, those that set their sights on Orlando for a Thanksgiving getaway adventure will find that the lush and sprawling landscape of this destination offers up an array of options that are far from the theme parks and just as inspiring. Because Orlando enjoys warm Central Florida weather, guests looking to make the most of a holiday away don’t have to count out any activities they would equally enjoy in the summer months. Whether it’s getting out on a swan boat at Lake Eola Park or enjoying a stroll along the scenic Kissimmee Lakefront Park, visitors will be thrilled by the outdoor opportunities that keep you socially-distanced this holiday season, yet still close to those you love in a mesmerizing setting.

For the holiday travelers that can’t wait to connect with nature, this part of the state is known for some incredible birding trails to enjoy. If you’re up for an adventure that immerses you in natural color and beauty, head over to the Harry P. Leu Gardens and wander along the trails lined with towering trees to admire the native and global species that call this area home.

Consider Restaurants That Offer Take-Away

If you’re not up for serving up a home-style meal this Thanksgiving in Orlando, skip the dine-in options and look for those restaurants that serve up savory holiday meals that are available for take-away instead. The Kitchen at Universal’s Hardrock Hotel is providing options for ordering to go this year. This would be ideal for the family that finds their culinary happiness revolving around mouthwatering tacos, home-baked mac-n-cheese paired with delicious dessert options. Equally intriguing might be ordering to-go from Maggiano’s Little Italy on International Drive. Here, guests can order up everything from eggplant parmesan and ravioli to a long list of other traditional Italian favorites to define your holiday meal.

Book a Rental with Holiday Flair

Of course, if you’re the type of traveling family that can’t imagine a Thanksgiving without a home-cooked meal, the option is still on the table by purchasing your own groceries in advance and booking into a holiday rental that provides access to a fully equipped kitchen. Guests who reserve their place in a holiday vacation rental with the help of the team at Global Resort Homes will find exactly this waiting to greet them upon arrival. Traveling chefs will be thrilled by the modern appliances, spacious countertops and cabinets stocked with cookware making their holiday meal experience seamless from start to finish.

Many of our properties are also equipped with a collection of tasteful and cozy furnishings for settling in after a delicious meal. If you’re up for an alfresco Thanksgiving, home-cooked delights can always be enjoyed on private balconies, patios, or decks which highlight the best of Orlando’s warm weather in November. When you’re looking for even more home comfort included, be sure to inquire about our Thanksgiving rentals that come with access to a cozy fireplace or Wi-Fi for settling in and streaming your favorite holiday movie on a large flat-screen television during your stay.

Enjoy the Best of Florida During Your Thanksgiving in Orlando

Whether you’re in town for the holidays or headed to Orlando any other time of year, let the team at Global Resort Homes help you get settled into just the right vacation rental to elevate your experience from start to finish. Contact us today to learn more about our many property options and to start planning your Thanksgiving in Orlando!