For so many who celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s a time of year set aside to focus on family, friends, gratitude, and of course, flavor too! While traditions abound around the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s also a great time of year to take festivities on the road and make your way to the beautiful Palm Desert and Indio, California. When you’re a Thanksgiving reveler excited to swap out November chill for the sun and fun of California this Thanksgiving, a trip this way promises to inspire. From the savory stops and access to entertainment to the opportunities to get out and explore in style, it’s a place with something for everyone to enjoy. The following are just a few of the many reasons you’ll definitely want to book your stay for Thanksgiving in Palm Desert & Indio this year!
Enjoy a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner in California Style
Heading to Palm Desert for Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you have to leave all of those well-loved holiday traditions behind. Instead, you can embrace the tastiest tradition of them all while enjoying new surroundings by making the most of the Thanksgiving Day buffet hosted at the Desert Willow Golf Resort. Make your way to the golf course on Thursday, November 24th between noon and 4:00 pm. Seating on the outdoor patio happens every half hour and the traditional menu options and savory sides are sure to delight! Not to mention the golf course view to top it all off. This is a family and friends experience where the starter menu is mouthwatering. It includes options like seasonal fruit and berries as well as cheese and bread platters alongside cheese dip and pita just to name a few. Soups and salads are readily available at this holiday buffet as well. Pick and choose from French Onion selections or head straight for the cranberry fluff! From the deviled eggs to the roasted beets and goat cheese, the options are designed to be a holiday delight. Those who enjoy this buffet will also enjoy access to the carving station where they can stack their plate with roast turkey or ribeye. The dessert station is just as appealing hosting everything from homemade apple pie and cheesecake to chocolate mousse cups and black forest torte too. Every guest at the buffet is entitled to a complimentary drink which can be Champagne, juice, hot tea, or coffee.
Participate in the Thanksgiving Day 5K
Nearly 4,000 people make their way to Palm Desert over Thanksgiving to participate in the annual 5K run and walk event. In 2022, the race proudly finds itself in its 16th year with the fun kicking off on the 24th at 9:00 am on El Paseo. Proceeds from the run benefit Martha’s Village & Kitchen which supports the homeless and disabled across the Coachella Valley. If you happen to be visiting with a pet and would like your furry friend to participate in the walk or run, that’s an available option this year! This is a Thanksgiving race that promotes health, supports the community, and adds something special and meaningful to the Thanksgiving lineup of events across Palm Desert.
Book a Rental for a Traditional Meal
Travelers that make their way to Palm Desert and Indio for Thanksgiving will find they have options to pick and choose their ideal accommodations when they partner with the property professionals at TRAVLR. Our collection of Thanksgiving rentals across both of these destinations is designed to inspire and suit travelers of all types! Whether you’re looking for a cozy desert abode or an ultra-modern, multi-level residence fit for the entire family, we have what you’re searching for and more. Our properties provide spacious layouts to guests and always include a collection of tasteful and stylish furnishings too. Guests can book property options with pools and hot tubs upon request as well as game rooms, large televisions, access to Wi-Fi, and stunning outdoor entertainment spaces when they’re longing for the best of luxury this holiday season.
Catch a Show at the Indio Performing Arts Center
When your idea of a great Thanksgiving includes catching an amazing show, heading to the Indio Performing Arts Center is a must! Located at 45175 Fargo Street #56, this inviting locale is loved for its diverse lineup of performances scheduled year-round. Over Thanksgiving, Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park takes to the stage and runs from November 4th through November 27th. This classic romantic comedy about marriage is a must-see and is sure to delight audiences from start to finish. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the box office.
Book Your California Adventure Today
Taking time to unwind, relax, and enjoy a California getaway is always a good idea. Those who head here over Thanksgiving and are looking for amazing accommodations to meet the moment in style will find it through the team at TRAVLR. Get in touch today to learn more and to start planning your next trip!