Where to Travel in November

The holiday travel season kicks off in November, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make time for something more unexpected than Thanksgiving dinner. November is a great time to experience some of the world’s best destinations in the off season, so you can make the most of fewer tourists and a more laid-back vibe. Whether you’re looking for sunshine or snow, here’s where to travel in November.

Davos, Switzerland

Zermatt, Verbier, Saint Moritz. There’s no shortage of star Swiss skiing destinations to steal the spotlight. Yet Davos manages to shine. More cool than quaint, Davos lets you set the tone, whether it’s high-altitude thrills or relaxing après-ski activities. While operations depend on natural snow conditions, the lifts typically open on weekends only in early November, then fully by the end of November, making this month a great time to get in before the crowds.

Where to Stay: Hard Rock Hotel Davos

Vancouver, Canada

Amp up a city break to Vancouver with a trip to see the Northern Lights. November is considered the beginning of aurora season in most destinations. While traveling north of the city is recommended for the best chance to catch a glimpse of the natural phenomenon, there are spots within the metro area where the famous lights have reached. When conditions are right, sky gazers have seen the lights in Spanish Banks (from the westernmost area of the beach next to Pacific Spirit Park) as well as Cleveland Dam Field, in North Vancouver.

Where to Stay: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

Las Vegas, Nevada 

Roll the dice on a Las Vegas vacation this November. The dazzling lights of The Strip will take you to New York, Paris, and beyond, while spinning roulette wheels and poker tables bring all-night fun in this high-octane destination. And where better to stay than Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, where world-class entertainment, dining, and shopping are just steps from your hotel room.

Where to Stay: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas


High season in Mexico kicks off in December, so beat the crowds and warm up your Thanksgiving. With a major expat population, Mexican restaurants go all out for Thanksgiving — meaning you can celebrate the traditional American holiday without the icy temperatures and snow elsewhere in North America.

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Barcelona, Spain (Coming Soon)

From jazz festivals to film festivals, local musicians to guitarists in the plazas, the culture in Barcelona is unrivaled — especially during November. Head here for the International Jazz Festival, in its 50th season, as well as the In-Edit Beefeater Festival and La Alternativa film festivals. This year’s roster includes “Freedom,” the film that George Michael completed just before his death. 

Where to Eat: Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona

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