If you’re planning on spending Thanksgiving in the Big Apple, you’re in for a treat. From tantalizing Black Friday deals to unforgettable events, New York does Thanksgiving right. The next few entries will serve as your guide to holidays in NYC.
While you’re here, make sure to book a car rental so you can get around the city. Rental cars are often the best way to travel since public transportation will be crowded. After making a reservation, you can start planning your Thanksgiving agenda.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Every Thanksgiving morning 44 million people watch the colorful floats, dazzling performances, and festive garb of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV. This year the program airs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on CBS.
Perhaps this is the year to experience the festivities firsthand. There are 2.5 miles of public viewing areas along the parade route, providing front-row seats to America’s favorite floats such as Snoopy, Spiderman, and countless others. If you’re planning on going, below are some tips to follow:
- Dress warmly: The weather is usually very cold.
- Arrive early: Many people stake out their spots by 6 a.m.
- Choose your spot beforehand: View the parade route and figure out where to stand before you go.
Black Friday Shopping
Home to many stores’ headquarters, NYC is the ultimate shopping experience. You’ll find some incredible deals — as long as you don’t mind awakening at the crack of dawn and braving the crowds!
As opening times and bargain timelines vary, it’s best to scope out the stores you really want to visit the day before. Already yearning to know the hottest deals? The individual stores ads should be coming out soon. However some websites, such as BFads.net, have already listed deals that were leaked.
Empire Rent a Car
A rental car or van rental from Empire Rent a Car is the key to doing and seeing everything in the Big Apple during the holiday season. Our convenient locations and affordable prices will help you make the most of your vacation.