It’s time to put a twist on the traditional Turkey Day! This year, we’re taking advantage of those extra days off by stuffing our suitcases full of clothes and making a pilgrimage to Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. With warm weather, an abundance of things to do, and cozy accommodations, Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches is one of the best places to go for Thanksgiving or a fall getaway.

Here are 5 Reasons Why Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches is Perfect for Thanksgiving:

Unbe-leaf-able Weather

By November, the intense summer heat has given way to balmy temperatures. Pleasant, sunny days mean you can enjoy Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches without getting overheated. Whether you want to spread out on the beach or enjoy dinner al fresco, this is the perfect time of year to do it. Take a peek at average monthly and ocean temperatures to get an idea of what to expect on your Thanksgiving trip to Florida.

Food You’ll Want to Gobble Up

Let someone else cook the turkey this year. Or try something new altogether! Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches is a haven for foodies, with restaurants serving everything from fresh seafood to Italian classics to Asian street food.  Of course, if you prefer your traditional holiday favorites, you’ll find local chefs prepping hearty buffets and dinners complete with pumpkin pie.

A Cornucopia of Things to Do

That post-turkey nap? It’s better on the beach. Tossing the football? More fun at a beautiful park. From the low-key to the thrilling, there are plenty of fun things to do on your fall vacation to Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. Reel in a big catch on a fishing trip, swim with dolphins or play a round of golf to burn off that turkey ten. Prefer to take it easy? Browse art galleries or watch a show at one of the local performing arts centers.

Plenty of Places to Get Cozy

No matter where you rest your head, you’ll feel right at home this Thanksgiving in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. Bringing extended family? Rent a sprawling beach house for plenty of room to spread out. For those that like staying at a hotel, you’ll find trusted names like Hilton Garden Inn.  If luxury is top on the list, then Hammock Beach Golf Resort and Spa is for you. The oceanfront paradise boasts an incredible pool complex, onsite dining, and more.

Local Shops Stuffed with Goodies

Get a head start on holiday shopping during your fall vacation in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. Browse funky gift shops filled with locally made trinkets, trendy clothing and accessories at darling boutiques, and lifestyle apparel at laid-back surf shops. Stuff your suitcases with gifts and feel good knowing you supported small businesses in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches.