Long Weekend Getaways

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If you hail from Canada’s West Coast—or if you celebrate Thanksgiving in November for some strange reason—and aren’t going home this long weekend for turkey, take advantage of the extra day off. Go exploring!

Burlington: The largest city in Vermont is only two hours away by car or bus. Its relaxed charm is second only to the wide variety of activities it boasts. Choose from your standard apple-picking and shopping on Church Street, to the wacky Pumpkin Regatta, an annual boat featuring floating, hollowed out pumpkins.

Quebec City: Check out the province’s capital in all of its autumnal glory. Roam around Vieux-Quebec for some old-world architecture only a few hours away by bus or train.

Ottawa: The nation’s capital is only two hours away, and easily accessible by any mode of transportation. Go visit Parliament Hill for a dose of Canadian national pride.

Saratoga Springs: Halfway between Montreal and New York City, this sleepy college town boasts a race track and the Skidmore college campus. Recharge for the weekend at one of its numerous Victorian bed and breakfasts.

New York City: The city of cities is only eight hours away by Greyhound. Make the most of your weekend and grab an overnight bus, or find a ride share, to visit the best city in the world!

Montreal: Stay in Montreal and try your hand at making your own Thanksgiving dinner!