November 22, 2012
is fast approaching and there's no better way of enjoying the holiday period than on a US break! Relax, unwind and celebrate American heritage in style.
is a long standing American tradition and the celebration, which this year is on
, often spills over into the weekend or a full-length holiday.
Despite its roots in the
is also celebrated in
Here are a few ways you could celebrate
Take advantage of the gorgeous November weather and eat outside. Skip the traditional indoor gathering and opt for barbecue turkey on the grill. Or maybe enjoy a boat trip and eat on the open waters. Alternatively, have a low-key picnic on the beach for a cosy, romantic meal. If you do decide to go out to a restaurant, be sure to book in advance.
One of the biggest shopping days of the year - the Friday after
- sees malls mobbed by people looking to snag a deal, similar to the scenes seen in the UK on
New Year's Day
. Be prepared to make your way into the stores so you can claim bragging rights for bagging the best bargain - you might even be interviewed by television reporters!
are in high demand all year round as the region offers some of the best theme parks in the world.
is no different, so if you're on a family break, head down to Disney World and get involved in the celebrations. For example, you could visit the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in
and watch the annual baseball event.
There's also the Disney Magic Kingdom
parade which features all-star cheerleaders and dance teams from across the country. This is a hugely popular event and really attracts the crowds so head down there early!
Parade at Universal Studios is another fantastic display of one-of-a-kind floats and balloons, which should not be missed.
The fun parade uses actual floats from the renowned New York City Macy's parade.