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10 great places to visit for Thanksgiving

By: Josh Lew on Nov. 10, 2016, 8:43 a.m.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with Snoopy float

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Big city Thanksgiving in New York

It might seem like a bit of a cliche to travel to New York City for Thanksgiving, but there is so much going on during the long weekend that it is always going to be a destination worth considering. The list of possibilities is almost endless: the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, shopping in Midtown Manhattan, eating Thanksgiving dinner at one of the city's restaurants, ice skating in Rockefeller Plaza.

Best of all, all the usual New York attractions are still there, so while everyone else is focused on shopping, parades and ice skating, you can visit the museums (a few are open on Thanksgiving, and all are open on the weekend), stroll through Central Park or head to Staten Island's Greenbelt Nature Center to take part in the annual 2.5-mile Day After Thanksgiving Hike.