Thanksgiving in Las Vegas

KTNV reported that over 300,000 visitors are planning to travel to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, “…visitors will spend roughly $226 million between Wednesday and Nov. 24.

If you’re at a loose end, on the road or just don’t want to host Thanksgiving at home, Las Vegas has plenty of options for you.

Thanksgiving Holiday Traveling

Did you know that Las Vegas is one of the top destinations in the country when it comes to Thanksgiving? According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), Las Vegas, New York and San Francisco are “gaining in popularity as holiday spots.”  The AAA ranks Las Vegas in fifth position as a top travel destination with San Francisco in 8th place. Orlando, FL ranks number one. Who knew theme parks ranked so high during Thanksgiving?

The AAA lists out the worst times to be on the road this holiday with a breakdown by major metropolitan areas.

50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.

That’s a lot of travelers.

Thanksgiving in Las Vegas

Las Vegas loves good food. Here are some top picks for sit down casual or take out on Thanksgiving.

Take Out Thanksgiving

Eater Vegas offers a lot of great recommendations along the Strip and around the Valley, check out: “Where to Order Takeout for Thanksgiving in Las Vegas.”

Highlights: Westside — Honey Salt,  Red Rock Resort — Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar, Tivoli Village — Echo & Rig

Thanksgiving Off the Strip

Thanksgiving travel is clearly bad enough. You’re in Las Vegas and have no idea where to go that save you from the chaos from the Strip.

The Hoffbrau House is always a good time. This Thanksgiving they open their doors with an excellent menu and warm welcome.  Location: 4510 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas.

Downtown Las Vegas

Oscar’s Steakhouse
Triple George Grill
Siegel’s 1941

Non-Resort Thanksgiving

TripSavvy offers recommendations in “Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Las Vegas” Included are restaurants that may be just off the Strip but are not part of a resort.

Thanksgiving, How it Can Hit Your Pocket

According to LendEdu, “The average American Anticipates Spending $175.65 on Thanksgiving.” It’s not much in comparison to the cost of travel cross country, but consider that an average if EVERY person spent that amount on Thanksgiving, whether they were hosting or not. Read the full article here.