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Thanksgiving Staycation in New York City

Rates from:  $458.00  per person for a 2-night complete package

Here's a chance to enjoy the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the holiday festivities - in a short, feature-packed vacation that's perfect for families!

You'll not only see the famous parade in all its splendor but you'll get to watch it as it unfurls and inflates at the parade staging area on Wednesday.

We'll treat you to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, provide a warm indoor facility for you during the parade so you can escape inclement weather and grab a bit to eat!

Your Thanksgiving Staycation Includes

Your Thanksgiving Staycation Itinerary:

Thanksgiving Macy's BalloonWhen you think of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, the first thing you think about are the spectacular balloons. What most people don’t know is that on the Wednesday before the parade, Macy’s inflates the balloons in front of the American Museum of Natural History.
With this package, you’ll get a guided motorcoach tour of the Macy’s Parade Balloon Inflation spot (Balloon Inflation Area is a walking tour) and surrounding areas so you can see just how much helium it actually takes to make all your favorite characters fly as high as they do on parade day. Before the balloon inflation tour, we visit St. John the Divine Cathedral, the world's largest cathedral, for a guided tour of the Upper West Side and the spectacular Cathedral.

This evening we can plan an optional dinner for you at one of New York's fine restaurants, or perhaps you can take in a Broadway show. Whatever your choice, we'll make all the arrangements for you so all you have to do is enjoy!

Thursday Macy's Balloon InflationYou've seen it on TV, but it's not the same until you see it in person - it's the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! First, breakfast at Heartland Brewery  on 43rd Street, just one half block from the Parade.

Then - step outside and join in the fun as the balloons, floats and bands celebrate the holiday season! You're invited to use the facilities at Heartland Brewery during the parade - as a reprieve from inclement weather, or to get a bit to eat or drink, or to use the restrooms - a welcome relief during the 2 1/2 hour extravaganza.*
This afternoon you can view the City from the top of one of its two famous skyscrapers, the Empire State Building or 30 Rockefeller Center. Whichever you choose, admission tickets are included in your Thanksgiving Staycation package.
It can't be Thanksgiving without a traditional turkey dinner, so we've made reservations for you at a Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner. Dinner starts at 7:30 and includes all the trimmings, so come hungry!
*--Although there is no view of the parade from inside Heartland Brewery, you can come and go as you please. Breakfast service begins at 8am, prior to the parade which will pass on 7th Avenue, just 1/2 block from Heartland Brewery. Food and beverages will be available until 11am.

Breakfast with SantaThis morning you'll have breakfast with Santa himself, at Applebee's. Includes scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage, pancakes, bacon, toast, and orange juice, tea or coffee,  All taxes and gratuity and one Polaroid picture per person.

Afterwards you can visit the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Museum of the City of New York with the free admission voucher we'll provide you.

Of course, there's so much more to do in the City so plan on staying longer. We'll help you arrange accommodations, tours, museum admissions, sightseeing, Broadway shows, Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets, sightseeing and meals. Make this a great start to a wonderful holiday season!

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 Other popular New York City Thanksgiving Vacations from NYCVP:

  • Best of Thanksgiving Getaway
  • Thanksgiving Day Parade Party Vacation at Del Frisco's Steakhouse
  • Thanksgiving Day Parade Party VIP Viewing at the Hilton Midtown
  • "ala carte" Build Your Own Thanksgiving Vacation
  • Wednesday Balloon InflationMacy's Balloon Inflation
    Wednesday, 10am until approximately 2pm

    A licensed NYC tour guide will meet you at a convenient Midtown location and escort you on a climate-controlled motorcoach past Columbus Circle, Trump International Hotel and Lincoln Center on a tour of the Upper West Side, stopping for a visit to St. John the Divine, the world's largest cathedral. Once inside you'll marvel at its spectacular columns, beautiful stained glass and 7 smaller chapels dedicated to and designed for the immigrants that populated New York City.
     At the conclusion of your visit to St. John the Divine Cathedral we'll board our motorcoaches for the ride to the Macy's Parade Balloon Inflation area. We'll disembark for a stroll around the area that has become a festive and traditional start to the New York City holiday season.
    Roundtrip motorcoach is included, along with the services of a professional tour guide while on the bus. The balloon-inflation area is self-guided.

    Heartland Brewery LogoStay Warm Thanksgiving Breakfast at the Heartland Brewery
    Thursday, 8am-11:30am

    Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on 6th Avenue – with the convenience and comfort of an indoor facility at your disposal where you can relax, unwind, have a bite to eat or a warm beverage, use restroom facilities, and escape unkind weather! You’ll have use of the entire venue and restroom facilities during the parade. Although there is no view of the parade from inside, you can come and go as you please. Heartland Brewery is, just 1/2 block from the parade route!

    Breakfast service begins at 8am, prior to the parade which will pass on 6th Avenue, just 1/2 block from Heartland Brewery. Food and beverages will be available until 11am.

    NYC Thanksgiving DinnerThanksgiving Dinner and All the Trimmings
    Thanksgiving Day at 7:30pm.

    Enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet with all the trimmings at the Manhattan Club at Rosie O'Grady's, 53rd Street off 7th Avenue.

    Dinner includes a traditional carved turkey with all the trimmings - potatoes, vegetables, salad, gravy and cranberry sauce - and a delicious dessert with soda, coffee or tea. Tax and gratuity is included. Dining is "Open Seating" at tables of 10 so you will have the opportunity to meet other guests. Cash bar is available.

    Breakfast with SantaBreakfast with Santa
    Friday, 10 am at Applebee's on 42nd Street

    Join the Jolly Old Elf himself for breakfast in Times Square at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill! Whether you are 2 or 62 there is nothing more memorable than the time you sat on Santa’s lap and asked for that special gift. New York City Vacation Packages is offering an exclusive limited seating breakfast with Santa. Why fight the crowds and large lines for a moment with Santa when you can share in this intimate gathering? Have your picture taken as a keepsake of this fun event!

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    Rate is based on lowest priced 3-star hotel, double occupancy, subject to availability and change

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