05 Nov Travelers Guide to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
It is a holiday event like no other. Kick-off the season in style by attending the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, live from the streets of New York City. This unique parade has been going on for over 90 years, making it a time-honored American tradition. Attending this event is also the perfect excuse to take in Manhattan in all of its holiday splendor. Here is everything that you need to know about how to make the most out of the parade and your time in this spectacular city:
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Event Details
This year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 9 am on Thursday, November 28. With 2.5 miles of public viewing, it is easy to stake out the perfect spot for your needs. The parade begins at West 77th Street & Central Park West and continues along the western border of the park before turning at Columbus Circle and heading into Midtown. All of the fun travels along 6th Avenue from West 59th to West 38th Streets before finishing in front of the Macy’s store in Herald Square. As always, the parade will boast a cornucopia of high-flying floats, entertaining musical performances, celebrity appearances, and more.
Time To Escape The City And Rest
While the energy of Manhattan is something to behold, sometimes you just want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and truly rest. Any of the Jersey City hotels near PATH will deliver convenient access to the city while also providing a quiet haven to relax and rejuvenate. The Hyatt House Jersey City is a comfortable extended-stay hotel located just minutes for Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. This hotel boasts sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline, contemporary guest rooms, a 24-hour fitness center, and much more. Or choose The Westin Jersey City Newport with its relaxing indoor pool and hot tub.
Where To Dine
There is no shortage of amazing restaurants to visit after you take in the magic of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. To spice up your holiday, head to Havana Central Times Square for authentic Cuban food served in a lively atmosphere. For a more refined dining experience, Da Nico in Little Italy serves up some of Manhattan’s best Italian food along with an extensive wine list. Jersey City is also flush with an abundance of delicious restaurants, including the waterfront Liberty House with its stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and premium steak and seafood offerings.
Make The Most Of Your Time
The magic of the season comes alive in New York City. In addition to the parade, be sure to check out the festivities at Rockefeller Center, including the gigantic live Christmas tree and iconic ice skating rink. Right down the road, you will find the famous Rockettes and their traditional Christmas production at Radio City Music Hall. Just a short ferry ride from New Jersey, you will also find the Financial District of Lower Manhattan. Visitors can pay their respects at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. This moving site pays tribute to the thousands of people who lost their lives during this tragic day in American history.