Parking in NYC – Thanksgiving Weekend 2017

New York City is one of the best places to spend Thanksgiving weekend. No matter where you’re headed, we’ve got you covered on parking all weekend long, from the parade balloon inflation on Wednesday to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on Thursday to holiday shopping on Black Friday.

Let SpotHero figure out your NYC Thanksgiving parking for you so you can enjoy all the city has to offer over the holidays!

 

Balloon Inflation Parking

Watching the preparation of the balloons for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has become an annual tradition, with interest rivaling the parade itself. The balloons are blown up near the Museum of Natural History and are visible from about 3 p.m until 10 p.m on Wednesday, November 22nd. Parking in the area is tough, as Central Park presents some natural road blockages.

Pro-tip: Time Out New York suggests arriving later in the day, when characters have already taken shape.

 

 

We have compiled a list of parking spots within a 15-minute walk so you can still enjoy all the festivities.

Lot Name/Address Rates Starting At Reserve Parking
105 W 88th $25 Book Now!
101 W 90th $20 Book Now!
207 W 88th $24 Book Now!

 

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Parking

The beloved Thanksgiving Day tradition takes place on Thursday, November 23, 2017.  The parade begins at 77th and Central Park West and moves south on Central Park West. For this part of the parade, public viewing will start on 75th street and will only be available on the west side. Sixth Avenue from 59th to 34th offers the most opportunity for public viewing on both sides of the street. The parade will conclude at Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square around noon (full route here).

 

 

Booking parade parking ahead of time with SpotHero will help make viewing the characters, bands, and festivities easier!

Lot Name/Address Rates Starting At Reserve Parking Close To
200 W 71st $20 Book Now! beginning of parade, public viewing areas starting on 75th
229 W 60th $22 Book Now! shops at Columbus Circle
440 W 57th $21 Book Now! shops at Columbus Circle
62 E 54th $28 Book Now! 6th Avenue viewing
200 Park Avenue $30 Book Now! 6th Avenue viewing
10 E 30th $30 Book Now! end of parade, Macy’s Herald Square
148 W 31st $17 Book Now! end of parade, Macy’s Herald Square

Pro-tips:

  • Can’t stand the cold? There will be indoor viewing at the shops at Columbus Circle.
  • Use Waze for the most up-to-date traffic and road closure info
  • Want to sleep in? Choose a viewing space that’s on 6th Avenue between 59th and 38th–you should be okay to grab a spot as late as 7 a.m.

 

Black Friday Parking

For some, Thanksgiving dinner is just a warm-up to the main event–shopping! New York City has some of the best shopping in the country, and Black Friday will be no exception.

 

 

Whether you prefer the boutiques of SoHo or the excitement of 5th avenue, book your Black Friday parking spot ahead of time with SpotHero so you can use your time and energy to focus on the deals!

Lot Name/Address Rates Starting At Reserve Parking Close To
67 W 36th $25 Book Now! Macy’s Herald Square
1250 Broadway $30 Book Now! Macy’s Herald Square
330 W 58th $23 Book Now! shops at Columbus Circle
160 E 62nd $23 Book Now! 5th Avenue/ Bloomingdale’s/ Bergdorf Goodman’s
9 W 57th $17 Book Now! 5th Avenue/ Bloomingdale’s/ Bergdorf Goodman’s
311 W Broadway $33 Book Now! SoHo
6 Wooster St $35 Book Now! SoHo

 

Your SpotHero Questions Answered

Whether you prefer balloons, bands, or bargains, we’ve got the perfect parking space for you! SpotHero can help make your holiday parking easier so you can focus on the things that matter most.

 

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You may also find these posts helpful:

How SpotHero Works – What to Know Before You Park

How to Use SpotHero – A Step-by-Step Guide

SpotHero Parking Amenities and Spot Details Explained

 

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