6. St. Augustine, Florida
If you’re skeptical about your trip to Plymouth, you might want to try St. Augustine for the holiday to celebrate Thanksgiving. A weekend trip to this oldest European-established city will prove to be a fruitful and worthwhile holiday.
According to local history, the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in St. Augustine, Florida on the founding day of St. Augustine Church. Spanish explorer, Pedro Menendez de Aviles was the man behind it. He gathered over 600 Timucuan Indians for a meal with the Spanish colonists. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated on Sept. 8, 1565. Today St. Augustine celebrates Thanksgiving with a grand festival at the Fountain of Youth Park.