Travelers Migrate South for Thanksgiving Feasts and Vacation Rentals


Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Many Thanksgiving travelers are heading south for the busiest travel holiday of the year. Ski destination bookings are picking up for the Holiday weekend and are expected to continue to grow as cooler weather arrives and snow accumulates. Perfect Places, a leading vacation rentals website, reports that Florida, the Carolinas and Southern California are seeing the most bookings.

“As of now, we are seeing the most bookings from travelers who are heading south for the Thanksgiving weekend,” Rick Haggart, President of Perfect Places, said. “Skiing destinations are also popular and the Lake Tahoe region and the High Sierras in California are booking particularly well.

“Overall, bookings for ski destinations are off to a slightly slower start than last year, however, we are expect ski bookings to pick up dramatically over the next several weeks.” Haggart said. “We will need Mother Nature to cooperate over the next month and provide some early snow and cold weather for snow-making prior to the Holiday to help jump-start ski travel plans.”

Florida is the most popular destination for those looking to feast on sunshine and sand with California ranking second. The mid-Atlantic coastal states combined equal the number of travelers heading to California which includes warm weather seekers and the skiers and snow enthusiasts heading for Lake Tahoe and the High Sierras. Hawaii and Georgia are also popular destinations.

“Internationally, we’re seeing strong showings for Costa Rica and Mexico,” Haggart said. “Italy and France are also popular for people looking to go overseas over Thanksgiving. Canada is also showing solid bookings for people wanting the fall/winter ambiance.”

About Perfect Places: Perfect Places offers over 60,000 vacation rental properties in more than 80 countries. Perfect Places operates a portfolio of vacation rental websites including,,,, and Since 1996, Perfect Places has been a leading source for travelers looking for vacation rentals. Travelers can search for short-term rentals at Perfect Places websites for free. They’ll find a wide assortment to choose from, including homes, condos, villas, cabins, bed and breakfasts, and more.


Rick Haggart
Perfect Places