Many parts around the country are still to get colder as the holiday season fast approaches. We know Thanksgiving is just around the corner when we have to break out our jackets during the day time. Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to appreciate everything you have to be thankful for including your family. This year, show your family your appreciation for them by taking them on a vacation getaway to Cocoa Beach. Our Florida home is the perfect destination to start brand new family traditions instead of staying back at home. Take a look at how Thanksgiving can be spent this year in Cocoa Beach:
Prepare Your Thanksgiving Feast – Florida Style
Of course, the most popular activity for any Thanksgiving holiday is going to be the delicious meal prepared. Most often these meals are made at home by the parents and feature all kinds of delicious comfort food such as turkey and mashed potatoes. You can still enjoy a great home cooked meal during your stay on Cocoa Beach. Our vacation rentals come supplied with everything you need to make your meal just as you would at home. This includes having access to all the cooking ware and utensils you need along with plenty of countertop space. The full-size appliances offer more than enough room to prepare multiple dishes at once with the fridge being more than capable to store any tasty leftovers. Once you have your meal ready to go simply set up the dining room table and enjoy the meal with family. Your family will appreciate having a new locale for their Thanksgiving dinner this year.
Local Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving
Sometimes you do not want to be stuck in the kitchen all day preparing a meal especially when you are on vacation. Most restaurants have returned to in person dining this year as opposed to many being closed last year. Local restaurants that you can find open this Thanksgiving include Flavour Kitchen & Wine Bar, The Mansion, River Rocks, and Luna – Food and Wine. Many of these restaurants will feature special entrees perfect for the holiday while others may stick with their usual menu. Either way, you will find that the food is superb and worthy of your family holiday meal.
Cocoa Beach Turkey Trot 5K
One of the most common traditions that most cities have each year for Thanksgiving is what is called a “Turkey Trot.” This involves a race that typically helps benefit local charities. Participants are able to walk or run. Cocoa Beach features the Cocoa Beach Turkey Trot 5K is our local trot and is the second part of a three-race series held in the fall and winter seasons. There will be the full 5K race for adults and shorter races that include a ¼, ½, and full mile for younger runners. Participants are also able to earn a medal for their participation. Guests who return to Cocoa Beach over the fall and winter seasons can also participate in the Fall into Winter 5K and Reindeer Run 5K to round out the full series. Earn your turkey this Thanksgiving with the Cocoa Beach Turkey Trot 5K.
Space Coast Half Marathon
If a 5K is not long enough of a race for you there is also the Space Coast Half Marathon. This longer race is perfect for more experienced runners who will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the beach during their run. Don’t miss out on all the running opportunities you have right here on Cocoa Beach.
Early Holiday Shopping at Cocoa Village
You can get a head start on your holiday shopping by visiting Cocoa Village during your stay. This location features a variety of boutique shops that offer special trinkets perfect for gifts back home. you will also find international restaurants that offer cuisine of all types including Japanese, French, and German. Grab a cup of coffee early in the morning to fuel your shopping spree. The holiday season will be in full swing after the holiday lights and decorations start to go up!
Hit the Beach
Of course, you cannot visit Cocoa Beach without spending some time at our beautiful beaches. We still have beautiful tropical weather during the month of November so you can continue to soak up the sun. Visitors will find that a light jacket is more than enough during the day to spend time at the beach with. The water will still be warmer from the summer season so you may be surprised to be able to take a dip in.
More Thanksgiving Fun at Cocoa Beach
These and so many more activities are at your fingertips when you visit Cocoa Beach around Thanksgiving. Book one of our vacation rentals today for the most comfortable stay in town.