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Plan a Trip with Your Family & Celebrate Thanksgiving in Austin

Instead of traveling back home for a cold Thanksgiving, make your way down south for a thrilling holiday in Austin, Texas. The Southwest will be warm enough for you to enjoy the fun outdoor activities and spend plenty of time with family. Here is how to enjoy Thanksgiving in Austin:

Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot

You will not need to feel guilty about consuming your favorite food during your Texas Thanksgiving when you participate in the annual Thundercloud Sub Turkey Trot. This all-ages event lets you burn off those calories with several different races that are perfect for adults and kids alike. Each year close to 20,000 people participate, making it one of the more popular events of the holiday.

Have a Texas Thanksgiving

If you are spending Thanksgiving in Austin, make sure to do it the right way. You are in the mecca of barbecue, so why not host a unique dinner that your family will remember for years. Pick up delicious barbecue from local legends Franklin’s BBQ. You can preorder a takeout meal weeks in advance, letting you purchase their award-winning smoked meats and sides without waiting in line. Or roast your own meats using the grills found at many of our vacation rentals! There is no wrong way to celebrate Thanksgiving when you have delicious food waiting for you.

Thanksgiving Brunch in Downtown

If you are not up to hosting your own personal Thanksgiving Day dinner, check out the various events held around town. One of the most popular meals in the city is the Thanksgiving Brunch hosted by the Hyatt Regency in the downtown neighborhood. You can enjoy an elegant meal of your favorite Thanksgiving sides along with incredible views of downtown.

Get in the Mood for Christmas

Each year the Christmas festivities begin after Thanksgiving with the annual showing of A Christmas Carol put on at ZACH Theatre. This annual adaption of a classic Christmas tale is the perfect way to get in the spirit of the holidays. Performances run each year from Thanksgiving through December 31st.

Thanksgiving in the Southwest

With these activities, you can celebrate Thanksgiving the unique way for which Austin is known. Explore our selection of holiday vacation rentals in the area that will keep you comfortable and ready for all the festivities. Resort-like amenities are featured in most homes and let you feel like royalty without experiencing the busy season of local hotels. Book online today or let our expert rental guides find the right home for your next Thanksgiving in Austin! Enjoy our 4-bedroom vacation rentals and more.

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