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Old 11-08-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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What time should I get there? Is it better to park somewhere or subway?

Ill be in the area from Florida for thanksgiving and wanted to take the family to check it out wife & two toddlers
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:33 PM
 
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Go the night before to the Upper West Side by the Natural History Museum and you can walk through and see all of the floats inflated. Less hectic than the parade itself!
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I have a friend who goes every year...and I think she's NUTS. Atop that she's 5'2" tall and never gets to see anything except the balloons overhead.
Just turn on the TV instead: you have a better view, a warmer viewing spot, and all the performers perform right where you are sitting.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Don't stand near streetlight or traffic light poles. Grandstand seats are by ticket only and you have to pretty much know someone to get those otherwise you have to get there super early to be in the front along the street. With small children, I wouldn't do it. Once you're there you're stuck and if you leave you lose your spot. I have family in Florida that come up to NY during holidays and they can't handle being in the city when it's cold for very long. Bundle up your toddlers if it's too cold. Easiest way to travel is subway.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Traffic is surprisingly sparse on Thanksgiving, even with the parade, but parking is a problem. Take the subway.
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