11/15/2012 07:08 am ET Updated Jan 15, 2013

Thanksgiving Destinations For Foodies (PHOTOS)

If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner, you've got a lot on your plate, like meticulously scraping out pumpkin seeds in order to make the freshest pumpkin pie ever, cramming stuffing into a turkey that you're not sure is 100% thawed, and nervously and incorrectly carving said turkey in front of the whole family. If you're a foodie with high standards hosting Thanksgiving dinner, you're already having panic attacks by now. Thanksgiving is all about the eating -- no one looks forward to the prep. Why not skip the cooking and preparation part altogether? Why not skip town?

Here are five destinations with impressive culinary credentials that welcome foodies with open restaurants on Thanksgiving! Check out our full foodie travel guide for more travel guides.

Thanksgiving Destinations for Foodies