Top Thanksgiving Beach Getaway from NYC

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If the New York Autumn chill has you googling “Thanksgiving getaways from NYC”, this article is for you. The crisp fall air has settled on the city that never sleeps and you’re daydreaming of warm-weather destinations again. If a winter vacation seems a little too far off, we suggest México for a short and affordable holiday trip. There are great flight and hotel deals to score in November, right before the holidays and ‘snowbird season” hit. Here, we’ll provide you with information on one of our favorite hidden spots for a Thanksgiving getaway for couples.

Escape to Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is the hidden gem of México with fantastic year-round weather, tucked between lush jungle forests and a sprawling sapphire ocean. It serves both as a tranquil getaway and an international cultural hub of fine cuisine, art galleries, and live entertainment. Discover why Puerto Vallarta is known as the best vacation getaway for couples when you book your trip to paradise over the Thanksgiving weekend.


Puerto Vallarta was a sleepy Mexican fishing village until Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton arrived in 1963 to film Night of the Iguana. The film made headlines around the world, as did the “scandalous” real-life relationship between Taylor and Burton. They fell in love with Puerto Vallarta and brought their magic to this area, which has become a romantic destination for lovers and couples worldwide. Their famous Casa Kimberley has been converted into a boutique hotel and spa, with The Iguana Restaurant & Tequila Bar open to the public for dinner reservations. There are fabulous walking tours of the old town guided by local historians who bring the city to life through historical narrative.

Old Town Magic


La Cappella Restaurant is perched a short walk down from Casa Kimberely on cobblestone streets, where you can enjoy a delicious brunch or dinner with traditional Mariachi music and a stunning view of Our Lady Guadalupe Cathedral, overlooking the old town’s Romantic Zone and sparkling ocean waters. Check out Gaby’s Restaurant Bar, where you’ll enjoy fine Mexican cuisine in the vibrant art district. Take a Connoisseur Tequila Tasting tour or the popular Taco Tour with a local foodie guide. Don’t forget to check out Cuale Island for souvenir shopping and the recently re-designed Mozaic Park on the south end of the Malecón.

Walking the Malecón boardwalk of Puerto Vallarta is a must, where you’ll be serenaded by ocean waves and dazzled by unique live performances. You can meander through the old town neighborhood, visit art galleries, discover native Huichol art, or admire the labyrinth of sculptures and street murals that bring this city to life. Discover more about the cultural heritage of Puerto Vallarta here.

Beaches & Eco-Adventures

Puerto Vallarta offers a long list of beach options for water sports activities and tranquil beach escapes for deep relaxation and meditation. You can check out a full list of pristine beaches in the area here.


For eco-adventuring, you can plan a waterfall hike to Palo María, a day trip to the Botanical Gardens, or even a guided tour across the El Saldo Estuary. Ask your concierge about day trips to more secluded beaches such as Amapas Beach, Las Animas, and Quimixto. These private beaches are only accessible by boat and are perfect for a Thanksgiving couples’ getaway.

Direct Flights

While sunny beaches and palm trees are a must, time and budget are equally important factors when selecting the perfect Thanksgiving weekend getaway. A little-known fact is that JFK and LGA airports both offer direct flights to Puerto Vallarta, México at affordable prices. Jet Blue is offering exclusive deals right now for Thanksgiving getaways from NYC, with non-stop roundtrip flights from JFK to PVR. This saves valuable travel time and earns you more hours on the beach. Delta Airlines is offering similar roundtrip rates. In addition, United Airlines and American Airlines have special offers for short holiday trips to México in November.

When planning your Thanksgiving vacation, look no further than sunny Puerto Vallarta, México, where you can have the best of both worlds: a bustling city life and a quiet beach retreat. Immerse yourself in the love story that made Puerto Vallarta famous, surrounded by rich cultural history, art, international cuisine, and a vibrant nightlight via the Romantic Zone. Nature lovers can explore ecological preserves, take guided jungle hikes, paddleboard, and relax on the beach with a picturesque ocean backdrop. Take advantage of special flight and hotel offers today and make this Thanksgiving getaway unforgettable. ¡Hasta Pronto!


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