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Where’s the Best Place to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

 Where’s the Best Place to Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Yesterday’s post offered 9 Tips to Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. But the perhaps the ultimate question for anyone wanting to watch this holiday tradition live and in-person is, “where’s the best place to watch the Macy’s parade?”

Avoid Macy’s Department Store

Directly in front of Macy’s Department Store (Herald Square) is where NBC Broadcasts the parade. Many seats are reserved for dignitaries and other ticket holders. It’s best to avoid this area and choose a spot along 7th Avenue. Be aware that the blocks before and after this area are delineated as Quiet Zones for filming purposes. Marching Bands and musicians won’t perform in this area in order to avoid noise intrusion on the live broadcast. Unless you know someone, you won’t get close here.

9 Tips for Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York

 9 Tips for Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York

Like many Americans, a part of my Thanksgiving Holiday Tradition is watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Year after year after year while I was growing up I saw the latest in Broadway Musicals, Balloons and Musicians. Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York has been on My Adventure List for a long time. And in a recent Thanksgiving celebration, I had a chance to make that dream come true.

Based on my experience, here are 9 tips to make your parade experience successful. (Part 1 of 2)