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Hit the road this Thanksgiving! 5 winter road trips that will make for special memories

These winter road trips will make for a unique holiday!

As Thanksgiving break approaches, make the most of this time off by taking a family road trip.

Bob Grove shares five road trips that will turn this holiday season into an adventure.

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5 Winter Road Trips to Take With the Family

This time of year is particularly special for creating lasting family memories. The winter season brings amazing, beautiful destinations perfect for a holiday getaway. Here are his top five road trip suggestions:

1. Big Rock Candy Mountain, Utah

  • Located approximately 30 miles southwest of Richfield, Utah, Big Rock Candy Mountain is famous for its picturesque landscapes.
  • The resort is transforming vintage train cars into cozy tiny homes. Families can experience a Polar Express-themed stay, complete with movie watching and thoughtful gifts.
  • Thanksgiving dinner is served right in the resort’s restaurant, offering a unique and festive experience.


2. Brian Head Resort, Utah

  • Known for having the highest base elevation in the state at 9600 feet, Brian Head Resort is an excellent destination for families.
  • The ski season is set to begin on November 17th, offering an early season.
  • Thanksgiving dinner is available at the Brian Head Lodge.


3. Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, Utah

  • Situated on the east side of Zion National Park, this 4,000-acre resort offers various accommodations.
  • A popular family destination, the resort features a restaurant serving Thanksgiving dinner. Early booking is recommended due to its popularity.
  • With easy access to the national park, it’s an ideal location for nature lovers and those seeking a unique holiday experience.


4. Sun Valley, Idaho

  • Known as America’s first ski resort, Sun Valley is a magical destination with historical significance.
  • The Sun Valley Lodge, in operation since the 1930s, offers a Thanksgiving dinner in the Limelight Room.
  • The town’s charm and the historical importance of Sun Valley make it a fun place to celebrate the holidays.


5. Glenwood Springs, Colorado

  • Just off Interstate 70, Glenwood Springs offers a festive atmosphere reminiscent of a Hallmark movie.
  • Located about a 370-mile drive from Salt Lake City, it’s worth the effort for the Christmas town experience.
  • The town provides numerous options for Thanksgiving dinner, and families can enjoy various holiday activities.

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