Thanksgiving has always been my absolute favorite holiday. I know Christmas is preferred by many folks, but for me, there's always been something extra special about spending time with family and being thankful for our blessings.

As great as this holiday is, it can really hit you in the wallet. In fact, the average individual spends approximately $300 per person over the Thanksgiving weekend. That can add up.

To help you decide where to celebrate the holiday affordably this year, WalletHub has put together a list of top Thanksgiving cities. Several metrics went into calculating this list of Turkey Day destinations, including but not limited to the cost of a turkey dinner, area weather forecasts, and potentially delayed flights. These are the cities you want to hit up for Thanksgiving this year. Bring your appetite and keep scrolling as we take a look at which Texas cities made the list.

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Cooked turkey
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#20 Seattle, WA

#19 Lexington-Fayette, KY

#18 Chesapeake, VA

#17 Charlotte, NC

#16 Norfolk, VA

#15 Fort Wayne, IN

#14 Pittsburgh, PA

#13 Dallas, TX

#12 Scottsdale, AZ

#11 Boise, ID

#10 Miami, FL

#9 Irving, TX

#8 Durham, NC

#7 Plano, TX

#6 Tampa, FL

#5 Gilbert, AZ

#4 Raleigh, NC

#3 Las Vegas, NV

#2 Orlando, FL

#1 Atlanta, GA

Homemade Roasted Thanksgiving Day Turkey with all the Sides
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It's awesome to note that the three Texas cities on the list are fairly close to Abilene. Some other interesting Thanksgiving holiday facts from WalletHub include:

  • The amount of time the average male would need to spend on the treadmill to burn calories consumed during Thanksgiving dinner is 9 hours and 27 minutes.
  • The average amount Americans spend on turkeys each year is $835 million, with 46 million turkeys being killed.
  • 66% of people celebrating Thanksgiving try to avoid talking politics.

Like it or not, the holidays are coming and Thanksgiving is the next stop. How prepared are you and your family? Whether you're traveling this year or have family coming your way, check below to make sure you're covered on all the essentials for the holiday.

Thanksgiving Must Haves

You get to the store with your shopping list. You get home to cook and you forget one of these items. Don't let this happen to you this Thanksgiving.

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