4 Reasons to Visit the Black Hills for a Thanksgiving Getaway

Sometimes you just want to enjoy a lovely getaway where you can unwind and relax without all the hustle and bustle of life. If you are looking for the perfect getaway for Thanksgiving, consider the Black Hills & Badlands in South Dakota. This is the ideal place to enjoy historic sites, nature, beautiful scenic drives, byways, and so much more. Plan your upcoming trip for Thanksgiving by booking your Black Hills lodges today with Executive Lodging of the Black Hills. We offer premier, luxury vacation home rentals throughout the Black Hills of South Dakota that you are sure to enjoy your vacation.

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Less Noise, More Relaxation

When traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, oftentimes less is more. Many people enjoy the busy activity of the holiday season that Thanksgiving brings. However, if you are the type of person that enjoys a laid-back vacation experience, getting away to the Black Hills in South Dakota is a great option. The Black Hills offer pristine views of nature, scenic byways and driveways, and a great deal of wide-open space to simply sit and enjoy. This is where you can go to meet the wilderness and relax without the excitement of city life. 

Spend Time with Family

The Black Hills in South Dakota offers many opportunities for you to enjoy Thanksgiving with your family using rentals located in the Black Hills. There are many outdoor activities that the entire family will enjoy, from visiting Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial to exploring the Big Thunder Gold Mine or visiting the 71,000-acre Custer State Park that is home to lots of local wildlife such as deer, mountain goats, and bison. If you and the family enjoy golf, you’ll love teeing off at several golf courses to include The Golf Club at Red Rock, Lead Country Club, Spearfish Canyon Golf Club, Hart Ranch Golf Course, and Tomahawk Lake Country Club. The Black Hills offer an array of ways for the entire family to enjoy Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet

Continue to make the most of your relaxing vacation in Black Hills, South Dakota, by leaving the Thanksgiving cooking up to someone else. Head over to Silverado Grand Buffet to enjoy an assortment of Thanksgiving meal options. There is the delicious prime rib breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets as well as the crab and prime rib buffet options. This is a fantastic option for Thanksgiving dining for a family because it allows everyone to choose what they wish to eat for their Thanksgiving meal. 

Holiday Events Start at the End of November

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One of the best parts about vacationing in the Black Hills for the Thanksgiving holiday is that you can plan your vacation to enjoy the beginning of the fall holiday events. As everyone is aware, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. If you extend your vacation beyond Thanksgiving, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the upcoming holiday festivities around Black Hills. 

Some of the popular holiday events include Ice Rink Opening Day where you and the family can enjoy bringing in the winter season with group ice-skating. There is also the Holiday Express train ride that takes passengers on a Christmas-themed hour-long, round trip journey from Hill City to the North Pole. You and the family will enjoy sugar cookies, hot cocoa, as well as a story while the train travels to the North Pole. Lastly, before heading back home, make sure to visit Christmas Nights of Light where Storybook Island is transformed into a winter wonderland filled with lights and decorations. 

There is so much to see and experience in Black Hills, South Dakota, during the Thanksgiving holiday. To make the most of your trip, set up your Black Hills cabins via Executive Lodging. We have an assortment of beautiful, spacious lodging options to meet your needs for the Thanksgiving holiday