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Where Are You Spending Thanksgiving Day This Year?

By Posted on 02nd November 2018 | In Holiday Specials
Where Are You Spending Thanksgiving Day This Year?

The first Thanksgiving celebration in the colonies was in 1621 when the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians commonly held an autumn harvest feast.

In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln decreed a national Thanksgiving Day right in the middle of the Civil War.

Holidays are wonderful, they give you time to connect with the loved ones. The first Thanksgiving celebration in America was proclaimed by George Washington on November 26, 1789.

Modern families, busy couples, and friends can celebrate in less busy weekdays to explore what San Diego and Old Town Temecula have to offer, experience the Pechanga Resort & Casino or enjoy Temecula Valley wineries’ new releases, and take part in one of many events that unfold in San Diego during these 4 days of celebration.

Aall In Limo & Party Bus is thankful for our clients’ trust over the years and, to show our gratitude towards our clients and friends, we are offering $100 off for all limo services on Thanksgiving! Limo service needs to be booked for 22nd of November 2018 in order to receive the $100 off coupon.

History of Thanksgiving in a Nutshell

1620, September – the Mayflower ship left Plymouth, England with 102 passengers on board, English Christians and other individuals attracted by the promise of land ownership and prosperity in the New World.

1621, March – the remaining settlers moved on land, where they honored a visit from an Abenaki Indian that greeted them in English.

1621 November – 53 Pilgrims met in Plymouth for a big celebration of their first harvest in the New World and invited 90 Native Americans to feast with them. The feast lasted 3 days and it became the first Thanksgiving celebration in America.

1623 – the Pilgrims had their second Thanksgiving celebration that marked the end of a long rainlessness period that threatened.

1789 – George Washington announced the first Thanksgiving, telling Americans to express their gratitude for the happy ending of the country’s war of independence and the successful approval of the U.S Constitution.

1817 – New York was the first state that officially set an annual Thanksgiving holiday.

1827 – a 36-year-long campaign was set by Sarah Josepha Hale to make Thanksgiving as a national holiday.

1863 – Abraham Lincoln stated the final Thursday in November as a national day of giving thanks, that was celebrated every year until 1939.

1939 – Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the holiday up a week to increase retail sales throughout the Great Depression.

1941 – Roosevelt signed a bill placing Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November.

Interesting Facts about Thanksgiving

  • It took 66 days for the Mayflower ship to cross the ocean.
  • The Pilgrims dropped the anchor near the edge of Cape Cod, at a great distance of their intended destination at the mouth of the Hudson River.
  • One month later the Pilgrims began to establish a village at Plymouth after the Mayflower crossed Massachusetts Bay.
  • Pawtuxet tribe member, Squanto, taught the Pilgrims how to catch fish, cultivate corn, avoid deadly plants and also helped settle an alliance with the Wampanoag tribe.
  • On the first Thanksgiving meal, there were no pies or desserts because the Pilgrims didn’t have an oven.
  • Each state had its own date of celebrating Thanksgiving and the South Americans remained unfamiliar with the tradition till the late 1800s.

2018 Thanksgiving Activities in San Diego

Thanksgiving activities often involve a meal, parades and fun activities with family and friends. Here are some suggestions to celebrate Thanksgiving in San Diego!

Thanksgiving Dinner

Date: November 22, 2018

Location: Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA

Cost: $145

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2018 Thanksgiving Day 5K

Date: November 22, 2018

Location: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA

Cost: $35 - $45

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Coronado 5K Turkey Trot

Date: November 22, 2018

Location: 2000 Mullinex Dr. Coronado, CA 92118

Cost:$15 - $45

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38th Annual SD Jazz Fest

Date: November 21 - 25, 2018

Location: 500 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA

Cost: $105 - $125

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Best Temecula Restaurants For Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner at Cafe Champagne

When: November 22, 2018

Where: 32575 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA 92591

Venue Name: Thornton Winery

Venue Phone: 951-699-0099

Price: $60

Thanksgiving Dinner at Vineyard Rose

When: November 22, 2018

Where: 34843 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA 92591

Venue Name: South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Venue Phone: 951-587-9463

Price: $56

Thanksgiving Dinner at Cork Fire Kitchen

When: November 22, 2018

Where: 44501 Rainbow Canyon Road, Temecula, CA 92592

Venue Name: Cork | Fire Kitchen at Temecula Creek Inn

Venue Phone: 951.587.1465

Price: $50

Thanksgiving Dinner at Bouquet Restaurant

When: November 22, 2018

Where: 35001 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

Venue Name: Ponte Vineyard Inn

Venue Phone: 951.587.1465

Price: $52 - $71

Best San Diego Restaurants For Thanksgiving Dinner

3-Course Thanksgiving Dinner at The Prado

When: November 22, 2018

Where: Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA

Price: $54.95 for adults and $13.95 for kids, excluding tax and gratuity

Celebrate Thanksgiving in beautiful Balboa Park at The Prado on Thursday, November 23rd. A delicious 3-course menu is served from 1-7pm and includes oven roasted turkey breast, maple braised turkey leg and Prado paella, among others.

Flagship Thanksgiving Day Luncheon Cruise

When: November 22, 2018

Where: 990 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA

Price: $74

Celebrate Turkey Day on the Bay! Juicy, flavorful turkey, freshly baked bread, and homemade hearty pumpkin tort are just some of our delectable menu selections. Seated, three-course Thanksgiving meal, premium bar selections, live musical entertainment and dancing, and 25 miles of beautiful downtown San Diego scenery await you.

Thanksgiving VIP Dinner Cruise

When: November 22, 2018

Where: 1800 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA

Price: $119

Celebrate a heartwarming holiday with your family in a uniquely Marina del Rey way - aboard Hornblower Cruises & Events. Best of all, we do all the cooking and cleaning up of Thanksgiving so you can relax and enjoy and take pictures of all the sights with your family and friends.

Book a Limo and Make Thanksgiving Truly Unforgettable!

Why worry about having a designated driver for the day or about parking spots and traffic? We know how important this holiday is for families, so ensuring that you have a great time is one of our primary goals!

Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as we take you safely to and from any event you wish to attend this Thanksgiving, whether in San Diego or Temecula. We look forward to helping you plan a wonderful event!

Call us at 858.336.1894 and book your limo today!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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