Top 10 Thanksgiving Vacation Destinations
Vieques, Puerto Rico
This tiny U.S.-affiliated island paradise is as close as you’ll easily get to uncharted territory in the Caribbean – it only recently opened to tourism after serving for decades as a U.S. military base – and its close proximity to the East Coast (it’s about 4 hours from New York to San Juan, plus a short flight or ferry ride) makes it ideal for a long-weekend beach getaway. Known for its virtually unspoiled sands, this 21-mile-long islandFl, situated 6 miles off the coast of mainland Puerto Rico, isn’t your average Caribbean hot spot, so don’t come expecting high-rise hotels, luxury complexes, or shopping centers – instead, the island caters to sophisticated, eco-minded tourists with small boutique hotels, the Caribbean’s largest wildlife refuge, and over 40 miles of pristine beach. Visit before everyone else discovers it – and be thankful for the experience at one of our favorite Thanksgiving vacation destinations.