In 2012 I went to New York City for the 86th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
I stayed at Hotel Pennsylvania on 7th Ave, which is right opposite Penn Station. It was great location wise, but the floor I was staying did feel a little bit like I was in The Shining.
On the Wednesday afternoon I went and saw the balloons being inflated outside the Museum of Natural History. I went in the afternoon as I had read the balloons start to take shape between 1pm and 3pm.
On Thanksgiving Day I woke in the early hours of the morning to a marching band practicing. This didn’t worry me as I planned to get up early anyway and it added to the experience.
I staked out my spot early (a little after 6am) beneath Radio City Music Hall. Below are some of my photos.
To my American friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving!