Thanksgiving is a great holiday, but there definitely are aspects to it that can be a pain—babysitting a turkey in the oven all day, anxiously cleaning the house before guests arrive, and of course the dreaded cleanup. If you’re looking for something different and unique to do this Thanksgiving so you can simply enjoy the holiday without all the added stress, check out these best places to go for Thanksgiving in Kentucky. You might just start a new family tradition!

Does anyone have a unique Thanksgiving that wasn’t on this list? Let us know!

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What are the most generous cities in Kentucky?

The Bluegrass is a warm and welcoming state, and this spirit of generosity is alive and well in many of our towns! In terms of the most giving towns in Kentucky, Covington, Ashland, Louisville, Portsmouth, Henderson, Bowling Green, Lexington, and Owensboro all have high ratings from, a site that calculates how many folks contribute portions of their gross income to charity. The cool thing about this study is that it shows that Kentuckians give more than most other states, whether they're in a small town or a large city. This is just one of the many reasons we love living in Kentucky and are always pleased to see that shining blue "Welcome to Kentucky" sign!

Where are some of the best restaurants to go to for Thanksgiving in Kentucky?

Some of the best restaurants to go to for a proper sit-down Thanksgiving dinner in Kentucky are our oldest and most beloved establishments. Old Talbott Tavern in Bardstown, the Seelbach Hilton Hotel in Louisville, The Brown Hotel in Louisville, Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant in Berea, Greyhound Tavern in Fort Mitchell, and the Beaumont Inn in  Harrodsburg are all high-rated and much-loved restaurants where you can enjoy an amazing meal on Thanksgiving weekend!