- Oct 22, 2016
That's not really been the case the last few Thanksgivings at all. Last year, the days leading up to Thanksgiving were 10/10, with the crowds beginning to lighten just a tad on Thanksgiving day and then through the weekend after.@thor369 I really think you're overthinking it. My gut tells me that the original dates you had planned (with a departure ON thanksgiving) is that crowds will steadily increase over the week. Not everyone can take off the three days BEFORE the holiday.
If you want to hedge your bets against the crowds and move the trip a couple days forward it might help to some degree (but note, weekends will generally be more crowded than weekdays)