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Best Things to do in New York on Thanksgiving


New York is a magical place during Thanksgiving. There’s an atmosphere around the city, a feeling of unity and an excitement for the run-up to the holidays.

It is one of the busiest times of year for us here at Stride Limo. Our New York Chauffeur Service will be in full swing for the holiday period, helping our customers get to where they need to be in luxury, style, and comfort.

Whether you are heading downtown to a black-tie event or need to get to LaGuardia for a flight home to see your family, Stride Limo have got you covered.

Here is our guide to getting the most out of your Thanksgiving in New York.


Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

You can’t talk about Thanksgiving in New York without talking about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Millions of Americans tune in every year to watch the parade, it’s as much a part of Thanksgiving as Turkey.

Originally starting in 1924, Macy’s is the second oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in the country. So, if you want to experience a slice of history this Thanksgiving, you can’t miss the parade.


Where To Watch It?

There aren’t any designated seats or viewing spots for the parade so you have to use your patience and imagination. The best way to ensure a perfect viewing spot is to get up early, get yourself to the parade route and wait it out. But don’t forget about that biting NYC wind, dress up warm and make sure you’ve got plenty of layers on.

If that’s not for you, there are certain areas where you can catch a view of the parade from the warmth and comfort.

Some building and hotels such as JW Marriott Essex House, 1 Hotel Central Park, The Ritz Carlton, Trump Tower and the Quin Tower have parade viewing rooms available. But act fast because these rooms are hot property and won’t last long.


Eating Out This Thanksgiving

New York is home to thousands of restaurants. So it’s one of the best places in the country if you are planning to eat out. If you want to be in the middle of all the action you should try and find a restaurant on or near the parade route such as Rowland’s Bar & Grill or Keen’s Steakhouse.

Most restaurants are now booked up for Thanksgiving Day, but if you call around, there might be some cancellations.


Other Attractions

If you are in New York for a fleeting visit this Thanksgiving, you might want to see some of the famous sights NYC has to offer. The Empire State Building, Rockefeller Centre, Statue of Liberty and Times Square will be open as usual, so there will be plenty to see and do. This is The City That Never Sleeps after all.



If you are flying in or out of New York this week, then you should be expecting it to be even busier than usual. Thanksgiving is the busiest time of year to fly, with millions of Americans flying home to see their families.

At Stride Limo, we pride ourselves on being prepared for the extra Thanksgiving traffic. Our New York Airport Transfer service is the best and most efficient in the city, without compromising on luxury and comfort.

Posted on Nov 21 2017

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