Exploring Thanksgiving break vacation recommendations

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Thanksgiving break is the perfect for spending time with your loved ones. With the five-day-long break approaching, families may need inspiration for fun travel experiences. 

Below are three vacation recommendations.

1. Key West, Florida

Located on the southern tip of Florida, Key West offers a tropical experience for families. From sunsets to beaches, this city provides families with outdoor activities such as surfing and seashell collecting. Additionally, the city has a rich history with various historical sites. For example, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park played a role in the Civil War as a military base and Ernest Hemingway’s Home and Museum showcases Spanish style architecture and polydactyls, a rare breed of cats. Key West is also known for their Key Lime Pie, an American desert that contains both a sweet and tart flavor. Key West’s clear waters allow for various water activities.

Key West’s clear waters allow for various water activities. (Photo/Wikimedia Commons, Sharon Hahn Darlin)

2. Quebec City, Canada

With rich history and various culinary traditions, Quebec City provides tourists with an interesting experience. Furthermore, Quebecois cuisine offers food items like poutine, which is french fries with gravy and various toppings and french onion soup. Depending on the weather, the city may also have light snow and occasional cold breezes. This may interest Florida residents due to a change in climate.

Quebec is known for its rich autumn scenery and aesthetic architecture. (Photo/Wikimedia Commons via Wilfredo Rafael Rodriguez Hernandez)

3. Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo cultivates a unique experience for tourists. The city offers a variety of shopping areas and restaurants. With heavy influence from pop culture like media and technology, Tokyo provides families with trendy fashion options. Numerous Japanese food items such as Okonomiyaki (a savory pancake) and Gyoza (meat-filled dumplings) are also readily available.

The busy streets of Tokyo are sure to have something for everyone. (Wikimedia Commons, Benh Lieu Song)

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