The holidays are the best time of the year to visit New York. There’s extra energy in the city, and the holiday lights and decorations can be magical. Not to mention the shopping!
We visited our family in New York over Thanksgiving — and took in the best of the holiday season.
Over the course of our visit, we managed to bust several pervasive myths about holiday time in New York City.
1. You have to arrive at 6 a.m. to see the Thanksgiving Day parade
Everyone warned us that the parade route would be packed and if we wanted to get a spot we’d have to arrive very early. We sauntered over to 6th avenue at 50th Street at 10 a.m. and had a great vantage point with Radio City Music Hall in the background. We weren’t in the front row, but back where there was space to move around.
2. The best shopping deals are on Black Friday