The Best Places Around the World for an Expat Thanksgiving by Booking.com
The national holiday of Thanksgiving celebrated by Americans brings together families and friends who will spend the day tucking into a delicious traditional feast of turkey, stuffing - and of course pumpkin pie, whilst watching the football or spectacular Thanksgiving Parade. With nearly eight million American expats worldwide, Thanksgiving is becoming something of a global holiday celebration so it's still possible to get a slice of home comfort in cities all over the world on November 23rd.
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, shares some of the top destinations to celebrate Thanksgiving around the world and recommendations on where to stay based on traveler reviews, for those planning a getaway during the Thanksgiving holidays.
Berlin has been praised for its quality of schools, political environment, safety and transport, making it a great place to live, and with its history, museums and sightseeing opportunities (for which it was endorsed by Booking.com travelers for) it's also a great place to visit. Come Thanksgiving, Midtown Grill offers a traditional turkey feast complete with delicious cranberry gravy.
For the best place to stay in a central Berlin, the lavish Schoenhouse Studios are perfect, located just a 15-minute walk from Alexanderplatz Square and 11 minutes' walk from the beach, with plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby, too.
Amsterdam is known for its cycling culture, laid back atmosphere and plethora of tourist attractions - Booking.com users endorsed it for museums, city walks and sightseeing. If visiting over Thanksgiving head to Seasons to indulge in a traditional lunch or dinner. This restaurant incorporates fresh seasonal ingredients into its turkey dinner and although miles away from the USA, there is an authentic taste of home here.
The characteristic Breitner House is a beautiful stay, overlooking Oosterpark. The two suites have an atmosphere of the 1800's with its antique furnishings, Italian chandeliers and luxurious bathrooms. Start the day with a delicious breakfast too - complete with champagne to celebrate Thanksgiving in style.
Full of breath-taking natural beauty, beautiful weather and a relaxed atmosphere, this bustling city is a great place to be with Booking.com travelers endorsing Sydney for sightseeing, the iconic harbor and shopping. It may be the other side of the world but the city has a great choice of places to celebrate Thanksgiving - Hard Rock Café is a classic or The Soda Factory for live music alongside turkey.
For a bit of luxury try The Darling at The Star which boasts amazing views of the city skyline, a casino, day spa and 20 bars and restaurants which include the award winning Momofuko Seiobo and celebrity chef Luke Nguyen's Fat Noodle.
Considered one of the happiest places in the world, expats are attracted to its beauty and welcoming nature. Copenhagen is endorsed by Booking.com travelers for culture (as well as sightseeing and architecture) and it's no wonder as their concept hygge, meaning coziness, is a feeling that comes from taking genuine pleasure in making everyday things more meaningful, beautiful or special. For delicious dessert on Thanksgiving, stop by Denmark's first American pie shop called The American Pie Company and enjoy a slice (or two!) of apple pie.
Located in the center of Copenhagen are the modern and luxury Europahuset Luxury Apartments. This lovely stay is on the 17th floor and offers great views of either Tivoli Gardens or the beautiful canals around Copenhagen Harbor. Tivoli Gardens Amusement Park, Copenhagen Central Train Station and Strøget Shopping Street are all within 10 minutes' walk of the apartments.
If being in China means never be able to track down a traditional Thanksgiving dinner then think again - the large number of expats here means there are a surprising amount of pop ups and turkey dinners being served at restaurants around the city. Try Lily's American Diner for a genuine imported US turkey. Booking.com travelers endorsed Beijing for its history, culture and sightseeing.
An artistic masterpiece of modern and old, Rosewood Beijing is a glorious gem positioned in the central hub of Beijing. Guests can chill out in the beautiful garden, take a swim in the outdoor pool or explore the city by hiring a car.
London is a great place to live for expats - this amazing city has every necessity and Booking.com travelers endorsed the capital for shopping, sightseeing and museums. While it's not an official holiday in Britain, Londoners love a celebration and so have embraced the Thanksgiving tradition with eateries offering up the perfect pumpkin pie and traditional turkey dish. Try Christopher's or Balthazar in Covent Garden or the Breakfast Club venues all over the city.
In the heart of London's theatre district, Haymarket Hotel is surrounded by restaurants, bars and great shopping. Guests can enjoy a swimming pool, gym, and a spa with a range of treatments. To indulge in some British culture, afternoon tea is available, perhaps after a walk around the nearby St James Park and Buckingham Palace.