Where to Be in November

  • Cabo San Lucas

    Is there a better way to kick off November than celebrating the Mexican holiday called Day of the Dead in Cabo San Lucas? This occasion pays tribute to the dearly departed through offerings made in their memory, like candied foods and bread. The living enjoy Tequila and more. Although this holiday has gained popularity around the world, there is something special to be said for celebrating in Mexico.

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  • Asheville

    The Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina is the largest privately owned house in the United States. It's beautiful year-round, but worth a special visit during the holiday season. The house is festooned with Christmas lights and its many fireplaces blaze bright. Cuddle-up to enjoy music and colorful displays of ornaments which top off the experience.

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  • Fort Myers Beach

    Why frolic in the snow this fall when you play in the sand? Head south for the winter and sign-up for one of the many events and activities at the American Sand Sculpting Championships on Florida's Fort Myers Beach. Masters and amateurs alike are welcome to build their vision on shore.

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  • Honolulu

    Catch some killer waves in November when you visit the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The island's North Shore is the surfing capital of the world. There are festivals galore, and among them the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing stands out. Visit to watch the finest surfers of our day. Make sure to explore Honolulu's natural beauty off the beach, too.

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  • Tennessee

    Take a road trip through the American Whiskey Trail. This trail of historic distilleries that are open to the public is a great fall activity for lovers of spirits or American history.  Jack Daniel's in Tennessee will welcome you for a tour.

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  • Natural History Museum ice skating rink


    Take advantage of great off-season rates and hop across the pond to celebrate your holidays in London, England. The city goes all out with Christmas markets and festivals like the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, which brims with lights and rides to get you in the spirit. Who knows, you might even spot Pippa Middleton taking wee Prince George for a spin on the carousel.     

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  • New York City

    There's no place like the Big Apple for the holidays. As always, there's plenty of shopping and sightseeing to do, but the bonuses are world famous. Visit this November to see the legendary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a three-hour extravaganza with balloons, floats and musical acts. Stick around the city to see another marvel--the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. It's as magnificent as it is tall.

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  • Dallas

    Head to the Lone Star State this fall, specifically Dallas. If you're a football fan, you'll want to check out AT&T Stadium, the fourth largest in the country, and the home of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. Before the game, grab some prime rib at one of Dallas's many steakhouses. Cattlemen's steakhouse in nearby Fort Worth is legendary and located in Fort Worth's historic Stockyard's District.

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  • Nashville

    If you're a country music lover book a flight to Nashville, Tennessee today. The new Omni Nashville Hotel is integrated in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Live entertainment, a steakhouse, a southern restaurant, a coffee shop and a pool deck make this hotel a country music lover's paradise. Even if you don't spend your whole day perusing country music treasures, there's plenty to do, see and eat.  

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  • Chicago

    The Christkindlmarket in Chicago is a traditional German American holiday market that takes place in November and December. This open-air market is a festive way to spend time with friends and family and get your holiday shopping done along the way. From cuckoo clocks, beer steins and handmade ornaments to schnitzel, strudel, bratwurst and other delights, you're sure to find just the right treat.

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