If you are going to be in NYC for the big Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade you might be wondering where to lineup for the best viewing spot.
Resist the urge to go to the area around Macy’s on 34th near Herald Square. If you do go there, you will find so many people that you cannot move. There are much better options for optimal viewing.
If you are standing firm on being near Macy’s, then go to the south side of 34th Street between Broadway and Seventh. There are a lot less people there at the end of the parade route.
Even better viewing spots are:
- Central Park West, on the West side, from 70th Street to Columbus Circle; or on the East side from 70th to 65th streets.
- Columbus Circle, on the West side.
- Broadway, between 58th and 38th streets.
And don’t forget, there is a parade hotline you can call for up to date info at:Â (212) 494-4495