Ah, Thanksgiving. Even with all of the holiday’s positive attributes, it’s a time when it seems as though half of all Americans are clogging airports and highways on their way to visit the other half.
A little bit of planning can overcome travel-related stress on a Thanksgiving trip to Midcoast Maine. If you’re planning a holiday weekend at Newcastle Inn, it’s likely you’re hoping to find serenity along with a Turkey dinner.
Highways and airports are busier during Thanksgiving weekend than any other time of year, so your first step is planning your travel dates. Travel industry experts suggest you avoid traveling the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday following the holiday. Instead, they suggest leaving Monday or Tuesday, if possible, and scheduling your return Thursday evening or Friday.
Once you’ve decided on dates, check with the Newcastle Inn about reserving one of the comfortable suites in our Maine Bed and Breakfast. We’ll make sure that once you’re here, you’ll be able to relax.
If you’re traveling here by air, plan to pack light. Traveling with just carry-on luggage can save you time in lines and save money by avoiding baggage fees. If you absolutely need to have more than you can carry onto your flight, thinking about shipping your baggage to the inn ahead of time. At the very least, it will save time and headaches and the airport.
Whether you’re traveling by air or car, plan some extra time. Flight delays are not only common, but likely, on Thanksgiving weekend. If you can’t get a direct flight, make sure you leave plenty of time to catch connections in case of delays. Highway traffic will be heavier than normal, too, and late November weather in Maine can be unpredictable at best.
When you make your reservation, make sure to ask about local restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner. We will be happy to help you make your reservation.
Once you’re here, you’ll be able to relax in warm luxury and keep some good company with other holiday travelers.