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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is about as American as apple pie, and has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition for millions since 1924. The parade runs up Central Park West and 6th Ave in New York City, and features an impressive display of...more
Herald Square 151 W 34th St, New York City, NY
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The parade is awesome always. I woke up early, caught the train by running at 5 am, reached the parade early and stood in the freezing cold for a long time. When, the bike riders came with the parade with all the zeal, all the...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Make sure you get there at least 2 hours early if you want a good spot. You will be standing outside in the cold so make sure you have several layers on including your feet. There are coffee shops all around so you will have...More

Thank Victor H
Reviewed 25 April 2018

There is nothing more that screams Thanksgiving than the Macy's Parade which I was part of in 2017. I would recommend if you have the time, to head to the park and watch the inflation event which adds to the excitement to the parade the...More

1  Thank Jemkh
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We have not been back to NYC since September 11, 2001 incident. We “just did it” and made a trip back to NYC in November. We love all he historic buildings, amazing food eateries, and wonderful sights. We finally made it to the Macy’s Thanksgiving...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

I’m from Hawaii and was blessed to be apart of the Macy’s Day Parade and it was quite the experience, to watch all the preparations be done behind the scenes, the bands that are involved that have to get up early in the morning for...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

We decided to see the balloon Inflation event the day before the parade. It's nice to see them setting it all up. This was perfect get to see the balloons up close and not as big of a crowd. Armed police everywhere and bomb dogs...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing day for everyone! I would say plan ahead regarding parking and access to the parade route my family had VIP treatment due to our brother-in-law being a sergeant in the Central Park Police Department so we were able to park at the precinct and...More

Thank Zinableu13
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Went to New York at Thanks giving just to see the parade. Some very nice people in crowd. One lady gave me hand warmers to put inside my gloves. The NYPD interacted with the crowd felt very safe. The parade was amazing. It took 2...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We went to Central Park the night before to watch them blow up the balloons. It was a great time and after looking at the balloons we walked over into the west side of town to get dinner. While we were eating dinner we looked...More

2  Thank M.j. J
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We walked over to the 34th and 8th Ave just as the parade started and there was nobody at the barriers. Although we did not get to see the balloons up close (we had seen them the day before) we did see the floats as...More

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Response from M.j. J | Reviewed this property |
I went last year & stayed near Grand Central. Walked over at 7:30am to get a standing spot. I found standing in an intersection to be the best for viewing. Dress warm & take those hand he at packs. Staying somewhere on the... More
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Response from kayhume | Reviewed this property |
There are barriers along the route the side streets are blocked so there are viewing areas at this point people lined along the barriers. Truly magical experience. It was very cold so wrap up warm.