Thanksgiving Getaway | New York, New York

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Find holiday cheer in New York City this Thanksgiving and kick off the season in style. Stay in the heart of the city near Times Square, see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and enjoy a hearty Thanksgiving dinner. You won’t run out of things to do in the city that never sleeps!

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Sanctuary Hotel

The Sanctuary Hotel is located in Midtown Manhattan, close to Times Square, Broadway theaters, Rockefeller Center, and Fifth Avenue. The lavish boutique hotel is dedicated to creating a top-notch guest experience complete with excellent service, luxury European linens, spa-inspired bathrooms, and complimentary breakfast. Book the Thanksgiving at the Sanctuary! offer to receive 15% off your stay and a $50 food and beverage credit for TENDER, their elegant steak and sushi restaurant. Best of all, you’ll be within walking distance of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! 

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is celebrating its 90th year! The 2016 parade promises to be spectacular ­– see Charlie Brown, SpongeBob, and Pikachu balloons, and watch live performances from Tony Bennett, Fitz and the Tantrums, and more. This year, see the parade in person instead of from your couch. Wake up early on Thanksgiving morning, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and stake out a spot.

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Cassette

Cassette serves unique cocktails, an extensive selection of wine and beer, and an assortment of food ranging from simple (Avocado Toast) to indulgent (Bouchot Mussels). Though it’s a good choice for brunch or dinner any day, we recommend heading there for Thanksgiving dinner while you’re in town. Their prix fixe menu has three courses of tasty foods, including cast iron skillet cornbread, leek bread pudding, and sweet potato pie with charred marshmallow and caramelized pastry crust.

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Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar

Whether you want to get a head start on holiday shopping or you’re just looking for a unique souvenir, the Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar is worth a visit. The free event takes place the Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving and is a great way to get in the holiday spirit. Browse clothes, accessories, décor, and more from 40+ sellers, and try food from local vendors like Ejen Korean Comfort Food. The event also has complimentary cocktails, a live DJ, and a photo booth.

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Magnolia Bakery

Magnolia Bakery first opened in West Village in 1996. Their irresistible desserts quickly became a sensation, and they now have locations all over the world. Magnolia makes cupcakes, cakes, muffins, scones, pies, cheesecakes, cookies, brownies, and more. Stop by for dessert one day and take home a bag of treats to snack on throughout your trip. They’re even open on Thanksgiving, so you can pick up a pie or try their cupcake of the month, Harvest Apple. It’s a taste of fall with apples, cranberries, pecans, and caramel meringue buttercream frosting.

Great Gatsby Hotel Packages | New York and Rhode Island

2013blogs_june1F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby became a huge sensation yet again when it hit theaters recently. Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation is alive with bright colors, drama, glitzy costumes and upbeat music that is sure to spark a yearning for 1920s opulence in viewers. Hotels across the country are offering “Gatsby packages” that allow guests to experience a glimpse of the elegance and style of this memorable era.

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The Plaza Hotel | New York, New York

Scott Fitzgerald himself stayed at The Plaza! The newly appointed Fitzgerald Suite was created by the movie’s designer Catherine Martin and features a beautiful art deco style. Inside, you’ll find Fitzgerald’s complete works, photos of him and his wife Zelda, vintage board games, and Gramophone-shaped speakers. Your stay includes a bottle of champagne and a set of ‘His & Her’ flasks to take home.

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Vanderbilt Grace | Newport, Rhode Island

Experience “The Grace Gatsby” and recreate the Gilded Age at the Vanderbilt Grace in Newport. Enjoy a two-night stay, a five-course dinner for two with wine pairings, a sunset sailing cruise of historic sites of Newport, and daily champagne breakfast. You’ll also receive two Mansion Passports to tour any five of the Newport Mansions, the magnificent estates that were once home to Newport’s wealthiest and most famous families. View current packages.