This week announced the results of a study that analyzed more than 3 million user searches to discover which travel destinations people are looking to visit over the Thanksgiving holiday. And the results are in.

Top 10 Thanksgiving Travel Destinations on

This year New York City is the favorite destination. But it seems that savvy travelers are also using their time off to take advantage of airfare deals to popular vacation hot spots, such as Hawaii and Mexico.  Here are the top ten results and the airfare deals that will get you there. Click on the links below to find the cheapest dates to fly from 20+ major U.S. cities:

Top Destinations for Thanksgiving
Current Fares (R/T incl. Tax)
1. New York City As low as $98
2. Honolulu As low as $297
3. Las Vegas As low as $72
4. Orlando As low as $72
5. Fort Lauderdale As low as $72
6. Los Angeles As low as $98
7. Cancun As low as $195
8. Chicago As low as $72
9. San Francisco As low as $90
10. Dallas As low as $72


Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Cheap flights are hard to come by over holidays, that’s why we recommend being flexible with your travel dates (if possible). Other than selecting destinations that provide value like the ones named above, flexibility is the other key to saving money on holiday travel. Our colleagues at Travelzoo devised this helpful calendar to illustrate the cheapest days to travel over the holiday:

Thanksgiving Travel Dates Guide (Travelzoo)

The above is a great general guide, but remember each route will be different. If you are looking for inspiration, visit our Thanksgiving deals page for some ideas. All of these routes have Low Fare Calendar links to help you find the cheapest dates to travel. As always, you can find deals from the closest major airport using Today’s Best Fares or generate your own custom Low Fare Calendar (just scroll to the bottom of the Today’s Best Fares page).

Happy travels! What will you be doing this Thanksgiving: vacation, family reunion or both?

Featured Image: Thanksgiving Day Parade (Scott Cornell /

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Michelle is director of public relations for A British native, Michelle has lived on three continents but, more importantly, she is an avid traveler. She is also an adventure enthusiast and her travels have included bungee jumping off Victoria Falls, kayaking to see brown bears (Alaska), surfing in Costa Rica, driving cattle in Wyoming, stunt flying in Hawaii, and swimming with sharks in Bora Bora.

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