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Thanksgiving 2015 Visitor’s Guide To Boston

November 14, 2015 6:00 AM

(Photo Credit: Plimoth Plantation)

Thanksgiving is a time of year to reflect on everything we have to be grateful for. It’s also the kickoff to many fantastic events happening in and around Boston. Whether you are looking to celebrate like a Pilgrim or simply learn about the traditions of Thanksgiving, we have rounded up a few things to do. Instead of overindulging all weekend, here’s a list of some of the best happenings you won’t want to miss.

Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
2 Copley Place, Suite 105
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-4100
www.bostonusa.com

The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau can help you plan the perfect Thanksgiving weekend. They offer a full listing of places to dine on Thanksgiving Day as well as places to stay for an overnight getaway; Bostonians and visitors alike can check out their comprehensive calendar of events to see the latest performances, attractions and tours. They offer a listing of places to take a tour around Boston, dine like a Pilgrim or simply enjoy all of the fall flavors of Boston.

(Photo Credit: Plimoth Plantation)

(Photo Credit: Plimoth Plantation)


Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Ave.
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 746-1622
www.plimoth.org

Nothing says Thanksgiving more than dining like a Pilgrim. You can do just that south of Boston at Plimoth Plantation. Learn how the dining tradition came to be at America’s Thanksgiving Dinner. The event features a roast turkey with all of the New England trimmings, complete with costumed Pilgrims.The annual event sells out every year, so if you aren’t lucky enough to get a reservation, they also offer a Thanksgiving brunch and all sorts of events all weekend long.

(Photo Credit: Old Sturbridge Village)

(Photo Credit: Old Sturbridge Village)


Old Sturbrige Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
(508) 347-3362
www.osv.org

Old Sturbridge Village is another great way to enjoy themed dining. Located just north of Boston, the New England museum offers an inside look at 19th century New England dining. Here, you can learn about the meaning of Thanksgiving, enjoy dinner by the fire and take a tour of the Center Village’s Meetinghouse. The historic experience is not one you will soon forget.

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(Photo Credit: The Langham Boston)

(Photo Credit: The Langham Boston)


Chocolate Bar At The Langham Hotel
250 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 451-1900 
 
www.langhamhotels.com

Thanksgiving is all about indulging, or in many cases, overindulging. To keep the tradition going all weekend long, head to the Chocolate Bar at the Langham Hotel. At this all-you-can-eat buffet held every Saturday and Sunday from September to June, chocoholics have the chance to sample everything from eclairs and cookies to chocolate fountains, hot cocoa and ice cream. More than 100 creative offerings are artfully displayed, some of which are almost too beautiful to eat.

(Photo Credit: Omni Parker House)

(Photo Credit: Omni Parker House)


Omni Parker House Thanksgiving Buffet
60 School St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-8600
www.omnihotels.com

Enjoy a lavish brunch in a historic setting at the Omni Parker House. Once a favorite spot of President John F. Kennedy, Parker’s Restaurant offers a three-course brunch with two seatings. Here, you can indulge in everything from slow roasted turkey and glazed ham to pumpkin ravioli and pan-seared salmon. Be sure to save room for their famous Boston cream pie (the dessert was actually invented here).

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Kellie Speed is a Boston writer with more than 25 years of experience writing for local and national publications, including JustLuxe, Haute Living, The Boston Globe, Mohegan Sun’s Legends and Amtrak’s Arrive. She is the Boston restaurant writer for Gayot’s travel site and contributed to Moon Metro’s Boston guidebook, as well.

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