Travel — New York
New York City
New York City Attractions
Thanksgiving in New York
Top 10 FUN Things To Do
during Thanksgiving Weekend
NOTE: Remember, it's Winter and New York can get very cold,
so dress appropriately, especially on the open-top Double-Decker
Bus Tours, City Cruises... and
while watching the Macy's
Thanksgiving Day Parade live.
And if you're on a budget, New York City also offers FREE Year-Round Sightseeing Options, so there's no excuse not to have fun!
New York Secret
on Thanksgiving Eve
Join the locals and see the balloons being inflated on
Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday) — on both sides of the American Museum of
Natural History, at Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, on 77th and 81st Streets
from approximately 4-8pm. Fun for kids and "big kids" too!
Free Year-Round Sightseeing
in New York City
There's a lot to do and see in New York City, anytime of the
year. Here are a few FREE year-round sightseeing options:
- Explore Central Park
Ice-Skating at The Pond, Bryant Park
- Free Guided Tour Grand Central Stn
- High-Line Elevated Promenade
- Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
- Tour Greenwich Village / SOHO
- Ride the Staten Island Ferry
(see harbor and Statue of Liberty views)
- Rockefeller Center (people-watching - fun to watch the ice-skaters in winter)
- TV Show Tickets
- Times Square (24/7 fun!)
Tickets to "Top of the Rock" Observation Deck
If you're visiting New York during Thanksgiving,
you won't want to miss seeing the world-famous Macy's Thanksgiving
The FUN 3-hr event
starts at 9am (EST) on Thanksgiving Day.
More Info and Pictures of Macy's Thanksgiving
Parade Tips, Route and
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade — a Thanksgiving
Day tradition — draws thousands of people from around
The Parade (and
its 10,000+ participants), include giant inflated Balloon
Characters, Festive Floats, Marching Bands, Cheerleaders, Celebrities,
Performers, Clowns, Santa and
his Reindeer... and of course, New York City's one-and-only
Radio City Rockettes.
NOTE: Many Broadway Shows are closed on Thanksgiving, but one
show that is NOT dark on Thanksgiving is the "Radio City
Christmas Spectacular" at New York City's Radio
City Music Hall, featuring the fabulous Radio City Rockettes.
Holiday & Seasonal Tours
Annual Holiday Train Show
NY Botanical Garden
Don't miss the Annual Holiday
Train Show (Nov-Jan) at the NY Botanical Garden — located in The Bronx,
just 20 minutes from Grand Central Station on Metro-North Railroad.
See scaled replicas of historic New York
City landmarks all in one place — Empire State Building,
Brooklyn Bridge, Lady Liberty, the original Yankees Stadium,
St. Patrick's Cathedral,
Radio City Music Hall, Guggenheim Museum... and more!
The botanical landmarks are all surrounded and made from lush
tropical plants, leaves, bark, gourds, acorns, twigs and grasses.
Mini electric trains run in loops around the replicas of these
famous NYC landmarks. Fun for kids and big kids too!
Info and Pictures of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Tips, Route and
Christmas in New York
— Top 10+
To Do during the Holiday Season
Tickets to Theater, Shows & Musicals
in New York City
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