Heads up to you and our gobble-y feathered friends: only a few weeks ’til Thanksgiving! On Turkey Day (while many of us will be wrapped up all snug in our jammies watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on TV), plenty of brave NYC-goers will be bundled up in layers of fall fleece to check out the world-famous parade in person.
Not down to shiver in the cold? No problem. For the first time in history, this year’s parade will move along 7th Avenue (instead of the Broadway route of years past). Snag a room at a hotel along the parade route for your best shot at checking out the intricate balloons and fancy floats from the comfort of your hotel room — no televisions or fleece required. It’ll cost you some dough, though: many of the rooms in these hotels will cost more than three times the normal rates on the night of the 25th.
If you’re lookig to go luxe, check out the Mandarin Oriental New York. Premier Central Park View rooms and suites (floors 43 to 54) offer stunning parade views from floor-to-ceiling windows. Want to go all out? The “I Love a Parade” package, starting at $895, promises a prime spectatin’ spot in the MO’s 6,000-square-foot ballroom — plus pumpkin taffy, spiced pumpkin seed candy, heirloom apples, and sparkling cider. Yum.
Ballrooms and posh pumpkin seed candy not quite your style? Check out our list of Hotels With Views of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and pick the property that suits you.
If you don’t mind the cold too much and just want a warm place to rest your head before and after the festivities, The London NYC, Flatotel, and Novotel are all steps away from that 7th Ave route, too.