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What to Expect: Driving on Thanksgiving

November 20, 2018



We’ve talked about some tips for driving during Halloween, but now it’s time to talk about driving on Thanksgiving. It’s important to know what’s going on that day, what to avoid, and best times to leave if you’re stuck having to drive on Thanksgiving.


It’s pretty much a given fact that the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year. Most people opt for flying and book their tickets well in advance. If you’re one of the unlucky few who has to make last minute travel plans or if you work on the road prepare for the worst traffic of your life. If you’re already prepared for the traffic, its important to know about special events going on around the country which can cause road closures on Thanksgiving Day. If traffic doesn’t keep you from Los Angeles, maybe the Turkey Trot will. This annual marathon takes place every Thanksgiving morning and although it’s a wonderful event the whole family can enjoy, its going to cause a lot more traffic and road closures in the Los Angeles area. Another major event taking place on Thanksgiving Day is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade so steering clear of New York City is definitely recommended. Many major cities will probably have some sort of event going on causing more traffic than usual so avoiding downtown areas altogether is a good idea on this day.


Traffic is already a given on Thanksgiving day, but many people forget that many services are discontinued as well. Its important to know whats closed before you hit the road so you don’t end up disappointed or stranded. So many places are closed on Thanksgiving Day its hard