There are so many fun things to do when you go to Florida this upcoming November holiday! Instead of worrying about what to do while you sit at home alone for Thanksgiving, we make it easy for you to plan an unforgettable and exciting holiday with your pals. Thanksgiving is meant to be spent with loved ones, so we think that going somewhere warm, tropical, and exciting is your best bet for having a memorable weekend.
Get out of the cold and rainy weather and head to Cape Coral, Florida! This lesser-known coastal town in Florida is great for those who want an ‘Old World’ Sunshine State vibe without throngs of tourists, high prices, and overcrowded hotels. When you stay with us, we guarantee that you will have the best accommodation in the entire state with our luxurious offerings.
Check out some of the must-attend events that are coming up for the Thanksgiving weekend in Cape Coral, Florida! You will never be bored during your sunny getaway in this bustling coastal city, offering mouthwatering seafood, fun annual parties, great shopping opportunities, outdoor sports, and much more.
One of the main events that is a must-go-to during your time in Cape Coral is the Thanksgiving Feast. Thanksgiving is why you’re after all, isn’t it? Head to The Marina Village on Thanksgiving Day from 11 am to 8 pm to enjoy a real feast, complete with traditional food offerings and more unique appetizers. You can choose whether you want to come early for brunch or work up an appetite all day long and come for a late dinner.
We love the butternut squash bisque if it is a chilly evening to help warm up or the grazing table with cured meats and cheeses to place on top of crispy bread or crackers. One of our favorite dishes of the entire holiday is the roasted brussel sprouts side, as a healthy option that pairs perfectly with the salmon and oysters! You can’t have a Thanksgiving feast in Florida without indulging in some tasty and savory seafood.
Not sure what to get? Just get a plate of the chef-carved options! If you are a meat lover, you will be head over heels for the tasty prime rib, cider-brined turkey, and country ham. For those who want an American, fine dining meal, we highly recommend getting the pan-flashed Mahi Mahi fish with roasted fall vegetables. Just because you’re here for a holiday, it doesn’t mean you have to let your diet go by the wayside! But, you are on vacation, after all, so make sure you indulge in some of the holiday desserts like cheesecake, pies, petit fours, and ice cream.
Test Your Knowledge at Eight Foot Brewing
Head to Eight Foot Brewing any night of the week to indulge in a pint of some of the best craft beer in the entire state. Or, if you are interested in testing your knowledge and partaking in a fun team-building activity, we recommend going to Eight Foot Brewing on Thanksgiving Trivia Night! Enjoy some fresh food, tasty beer, and answer questions about Thanksgiving. Head here at 7:30 pm to be here for the start of the quiz, test your luck against the rest of the house, and see if you can use your brain to win a tantalizing prize!
Thanksgiving is not only a time to spend with your family, but you can also spend quality time with your friends if you are not close to your family or you live far away. After all, your good friends are like your family! Head to the Friendsgiving Cornhole event and Happy Hour at Willen Park to enjoy some beer, cocktails, or wine, while you challenge one another to a friendly game of cornhole. Not only is this a fun way to celebrate the holiday, but you can meet other like-minded individuals and young people who want to party all night long and spend time in the sunny weather.
Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner
Thanksgiving is really a time for sharing with one another. Whether you are friends, family, or strangers, you want to share a meal with people who are thankful for what they have been through and keen to spread the love. That is what you get when you attend the Thanksgiving Holiday Potluck dinner at the Del Webb Naples! Head here with a friend who is a resident to enjoy a family-friendly dinner to meet others, have a filling holiday meal and get ready to dance the night away in the Grand Hall Ballroom. Wear your best and head here at 4 pm to celebrate the holiday in style.
GCR Thanksgiving Day 5k
Forget overindulging and letting your fitness regime go by the wayside. We know it is easy to have a second helping of potatoes or turkey this holiday season, but that doesn’t mean you have to let yourself go. Feel better about yourself and avoid the post-Thanksgiving guilt by doing a fun 5k run/walk on the morning of Thanksgiving! Head to the Paradise Coast Sports Complex at 8:30 a.m. to try and get your personal best, or just go for a nice walk with your friends. Another fun race that really embraces the spirit of Thanksgiving is the Mid-Cape Gobble Wobble 5K Race at the Mercola Market in Cape Coral, a race that soaks in the sunshine, ocean views, and palm trees lining the course. Contact us today!