How bad will crowds generally be Thanksgiving weekend(Thursday to Monday)? I'm kicking around a last minute trip with the wife and am not sure what I'm getting into. I'm assuming crowded, but will it be just insanely busy and make me regret doing it? I'm tempted to do an express hotel just so lines won't be an issue, but that adds $4-500 to the cost. That takes the trip from as cheap as possible weekend to full on vacation cost, so is it really necessary?