As restrictions are lifted and the world slowly emerges from isolation, this Thanksgiving might look a little different than last year. There is no surge in infection cases and vaccines are available. You might be paying a little bit more for gas and your holiday meal, but despite that, this Thanksgiving feels a bit more hopeful.
Read how your Thanksgiving might be different below.
AAA predicts more than 53.4 million people expected to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday. This is up 13 percent from last year, the highest single year increase since 2005. Orlando, Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale are among the top destinations for travelers.
With international travel reopen, expect longer wait times at the airport. AAA suggests planning to arrive 2 hours prior to your departure for domestic travel and 3 for international travel.
Most travel by car over Thanksgiving. AAA recommends having key components checked such as battery, fuel system, tires, brakes and fluid levels before hitting the road. So, when is the best time to leave? Roads are most congested after noon on Wednesday. The most ideal time to travel is in the morning or after 9pm.
A majority of stores are closed on Thanksgiving. This year, some stores that usually remain open have decided to shut their doors for the holiday. Walmart is closed as a way to say, “thank you,” to their workers. Target is also closed after receiving a positive response to the move. Other locations that are closed include:
Grocery stores- Aldi & Publix
Simon, one of the largest mall operators in the US.
US Post Office
Check out this list from a local CBS affiliate to see additional closings. Also, check with your local stores before heading out, some might be open for selected hours.
For a list of open stores, check out the following from Good Housekeeping.
County parks and most county boat ramps are open.
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