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    Thank-you, so I have managed to talk my way into having being able to get some time off around end of nov begin of December, when are the thanksgiving parades on? We would love to be there for then and I’d love to see New York around Christmas time - this is now all very last minute my friends like to drop stuff on me, we’d like to do as much as we can while we’re out there so defiantly shopping lol ( a girl can’t visit New York without a shopping trip lol) sightseeing, I’m 35 and will be with a small group of girls.


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    So the Thanksgiving day parade is on the day of Thanksgiving. So this year it would be on November 28. Keep in mind the parade starts at 9am. So if you want to get to a decent spot, people usually start lining up at like 6am. I've never gone to the Thanksgiving Day parade, but I've gone to NYE and it was brutal. There are police barricades everywhere so you have to pick your place wisely as you may not have access to food or a bathroom for a while

    Thanksgiving Eve is a big drinking day (maybe the biggest in the US) so that night you'll be able to find plenty of things to do. Also, that day will be the lighting of the Christmas tree at Rockfeller center so that's something you can consider. (https://www.rockefellercenter.com/ho...tree-lighting/)

    As far as shopping, you've got Black Friday! and then from then on I think stores are open like 16 hours a day until Christmas.

    Any questions or if you need suggestions for places let me know. If time permits, I would definitely recommend you venture out to Williamsburg, Brooklyn and make a reservation at the Westlight Rooftop. Best rooftop in all 5 boroughs in my opinion and you have amazing views of the skyline.

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    Fall and Spring are the best times to visit NY. Although I will warn you, hotels are more expensive at this time of the year. I think the Thanksgiving day parade is a bit ambitious for a first time visit, but go for it if you want to try it out! lol, Central Park is a must, any of our beautiful museums, Museum of Natural History, MOMA, etc. you can google them if interested. Of course our 9/11 memorial is something to think about, and the most touristy thing to do in Manhattan is the Red Line Tours. I actually did one and I live here!!! It was fantastic and taught me so much about the beautiful buildings. Also, if you are interested in a Broadway show, I would recommend going to a TKTS booth and seeing what is showing for that day, you can get tickets to good shows for a steal. Welcome and enjoy beautiful NYC!
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    Fall and Spring are the best times to visit NY. Although I will warn you, hotels are more expensive at this time of the year. I think the Thanksgiving day parade is a bit ambitious for a first time visit, but go for it if you want to try it out! lol, Central Park is a must, any of our beautiful museums, Museum of Natural History, MOMA, etc. you can google them if interested. Of course our 9/11 memorial is something to think about, and the most touristy thing to do in Manhattan is the Red Line Tours. I actually did one and I live here!!! It was fantastic and taught me so much about the beautiful buildings. Also, if you are interested in a Broadway show, I would recommend going to a TKTS booth and seeing what is showing for that day, you can get tickets to good shows for a steal. Welcome and enjoy beautiful NYC!
    Thank-you we are planning on visiting the 9/11 memorial and defiantly Central Park..is the thanks giving day parade really that bad haha..would you recommend traveling after thanks giving? Does it get really manic around thanks giving? We are booking this tonight and trying to plan the best time to go from either end of November or the first/second week in December? Daft question as I know this has been answered before & Iím pretty positive you know when your own thanks giving is, one of the girls I work with is traveling to Disney for 3wks end of November they go a few times a year, I said yo her youríl be there for thanks giving this year wonít you, anyway cutting a long story short she said theyíd planned the holiday so not to go around that time and they fly out the day after 23, I said itís the 28th not the 23rd, she then googled it and it comes up the 22nd now Iím not sure which to book, I have no idea when it is and we would like to be in New York when the Christmas tree has been switched on or just after, we donít want to book to early and miss it, please could you clear this up


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    Thank-you we are planning on visiting the 9/11 memorial and defiantly Central Park..is the thanks giving day parade really that bad haha..would you recommend traveling after thanks giving? Does it get really manic around thanks giving? We are booking this tonight and trying to plan the best time to go from either end of November or the first/second week in December? Daft question as I know this has been answered before & I’m pretty positive you know when your own thanks giving is, one of the girls I work with is traveling to Disney for 3wks end of November they go a few times a year, I said yo her your’l be there for thanks giving this year won’t you, anyway cutting a long story short she said they’d planned the holiday so not to go around that time and they fly out the day after 23, I said it’s the 28th not the 23rd, she then googled it and it comes up the 22nd now I’m not sure which to book, I have no idea when it is and we would like to be in New York when the Christmas tree has been switched on or just after, we don’t want to book to early and miss it, please could you clear this up


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    Hi, I', sorry I didn't see this sooner. Thanksgiving is the 22nd. Around the holidays aren't too bad. The parade itself is crazy with the amount of people who attend. It got very cold here very suddenly so dress warmly. Make sure you have a hat and such, that will keep you warm. What hotel are you staying at? What area will you be in? My husband and I just stayed at the Manhattan At Times Square and it was nice. the room was a decent size which is a bonus since they are usually very small. My advice is to stay away from the main eaterys. Google places to eat around wherever you are staying and eat at some of the smaller pubs and places as the atmosphere is awesome and the food is usually delish!! PM me if you need any other info and I can give you my phone number if you want to chat.
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    Hi, I', sorry I didn't see this sooner. Thanksgiving is the 22nd. Around the holidays aren't too bad. The parade itself is crazy with the amount of people who attend. It got very cold here very suddenly so dress warmly. Make sure you have a hat and such, that will keep you warm. What hotel are you staying at? What area will you be in? My husband and I just stayed at the Manhattan At Times Square and it was nice. the room was a decent size which is a bonus since they are usually very small. My advice is to stay away from the main eaterys. Google places to eat around wherever you are staying and eat at some of the smaller pubs and places as the atmosphere is awesome and the food is usually delish!! PM me if you need any other info and I can give you my phone number if you want to chat.
    Sorry Iíve only just seen this..we fly out on the 29th for a week, Iím literally on count down lol visiting New York has been on my bucket list now for years. were stopping in midtown Times Square area is there anywhere you would recommend to eat or anything you would recommend we see? Weíre hoping to pack as much sightseeing into the week as possible, weíre hoping to visit Central Park, the Empire State Building, 9/11 memorial..The Manhattan was one of the hotels we look at booking but it didnít have any availability for the dates we wanted


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    Sorry I’ve only just seen this..we fly out on the 29th for a week, I’m literally on count down lol visiting New York has been on my bucket list now for years. were stopping in midtown Times Square area is there anywhere you would recommend to eat or anything you would recommend we see? We’re hoping to pack as much sightseeing into the week as possible, we’re hoping to visit Central Park, the Empire State Building, 9/11 memorial..The Manhattan was one of the hotels we look at booking but it didn’t have any availability for the dates we wanted


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    Bryant Park is local around there and has a lot of fun things to do. The Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center will be up and lit as of 11/28 so that is always something to see. you can go skating there and all. As for eating, there are so many good restaurants. If you are looking for big, you can go to Carmine's in Times Square or Patsy's which is on 56th between Broadway and 8th Avenue. Or you can google what's good to eat in the area your in and a bunch of local places will pop up. That's my fav to do as you find so many hidden gems. I love to eat at The Smith which is farther up town on 63rd and Broadway. It is right across from Lincoln Center which is something to see as well. I am so excited for your family to come and enjoy the City!!!
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    Bryant Park is local around there and has a lot of fun things to do. The Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center will be up and lit as of 11/28 so that is always something to see. you can go skating there and all. As for eating, there are so many good restaurants. If you are looking for big, you can go to Carmine's in Times Square or Patsy's which is on 56th between Broadway and 8th Avenue. Or you can google what's good to eat in the area your in and a bunch of local places will pop up. That's my fav to do as you find so many hidden gems. I love to eat at The Smith which is farther up town on 63rd and Broadway. It is right across from Lincoln Center which is something to see as well. I am so excited for your family to come and enjoy the City!!!
    Are yes the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center is on the todo list aswell this has been recommended a few times..aw thank-you Iím so excited to be visiting and to also be visiting around Christmas time so many people have told me once Iíve experienced your run up to Christmas and all the decorations Iíll wonder what ours is about lol. We are thinking of seeing a show on Broadway time allowing, I will put ice skating on my todo list aswell. What a great idea using google to recommend places to eat this is something Iíve never thought of doing but will defiantly be giving it a go. I have lots of winter stuff to bring with me as Iím expecting it to be very cold around the time we visit.


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    Bryant Park is local around there and has a lot of fun things to do. The Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center will be up and lit as of 11/28 so that is always something to see. you can go skating there and all. As for eating, there are so many good restaurants. If you are looking for big, you can go to Carmine's in Times Square or Patsy's which is on 56th between Broadway and 8th Avenue. Or you can google what's good to eat in the area your in and a bunch of local places will pop up. That's my fav to do as you find so many hidden gems. I love to eat at The Smith which is farther up town on 63rd and Broadway. It is right across from Lincoln Center which is something to see as well. I am so excited for your family to come and enjoy the City!!!
    I also use the TripAdvisor App... you can find restaurants, hotels, and things to do. It gives you 5 star reviews, and people will comment in detail about their experiences. We did our entire trip to St. Lois based on TripAdvisor, and we were NOT disappointed!!!

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    Are yes the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center is on the todo list aswell this has been recommended a few times..aw thank-you I’m so excited to be visiting and to also be visiting around Christmas time so many people have told me once I’ve experienced your run up to Christmas and all the decorations I’ll wonder what ours is about lol. We are thinking of seeing a show on Broadway time allowing, I will put ice skating on my todo list aswell. What a great idea using google to recommend places to eat this is something I’ve never thought of doing but will defiantly be giving it a go. I have lots of winter stuff to bring with me as I’m expecting it to be very cold around the time we visit.


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    A hat and gloves are a must. You may be surprised though, sometimes the weather can be mild. You won't freeze though, walking around will help.
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    A hat and gloves are a must. You may be surprised though, sometimes the weather can be mild. You won't freeze though, walking around will help.
    Sorry I have only just seen your comment & just want to say thank-you for your suggestions on here they really helped with our trip we got back from New York yesterday, we had such an brilliant time out the there the Rockefeller tree was fab, Central Park was beautiful you guys have an amazing city.


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    Sorry I have only just seen your comment & just want to say thank-you for your suggestions on here they really helped with our trip we got back from New York yesterday, we had such an brilliant time out the there the Rockefeller tree was fab, Central Park was beautiful you guys have an amazing city.

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    Thank you, I am very proud of where I come from! I am so happy you had a wonderful time and arrived home safely.
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    Thank you, I am very proud of where I come from! I am so happy you had a wonderful time and arrived home safely.
    You should be. Itís amazing, We are hoping to come back next year, there was so much we wanted to do but just didnít have enough time to fit it all in..I have never walked so much in my life haha


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