Celebrating Thanksgiving in New York City? You’re in luck, as the City That Never Sleeps is full of entertaining and memorable experiences for visitors and locals alike. Here are our top picks for how to spend Thanksgiving in NYC:
Imagine attending an exclusive runway show during New York Fashion Week as a VIP …
And that’s exactly what I did. With Viator, I gained access to NYC’s Couture Fashion Week and sat front row at one of the fashion shows.
Couture Fashion Week consists of three days of runway shows, entertainment and designer showcases. With my ticket from Viator, I attended an evening show on Day 2 — Secret Garden by Andres Aquino, who also happened to be a Couture Fashion Week producer. I was in for a treat!
“Everyone remembers where they were that day…” said Tony our tour guide. You could tell from the expression on his face that what he was about to tell us was something very personal to him. This wasn’t a rehearsed script or something he’d researched on the internet, this was Tony’s very own eyewitness account of what he had experienced on the day of the 9/11 attacks.
Stopping by the 9/11 Memorial is a somber and heart-touching reminder of the events on one of the blackest days in American history. Though the events of that tragic day were horrible, what is left in their wake is a testament to the strength of the bond of humanity that ties us all together. People from all walks of life the world over come to see these memorials to better get a sense of what exactly happened that fateful day, to pay their respects to fellow citizens of the world, and even, maybe, to find a lost loved one’s name on the wall.
The Statue of Liberty is one of NYC’s most beloved attractions. A gift to America for its 100th birthday from the French, the statue — officially called Liberty Enlightening the World — was a symbol of freedom for the many immigrants who arrived in the 1800s, Lady Liberty’s face letting them know they’d finally made it after a tough voyage.
Did you know that Liberty Island was once called Grand Oyster Island? Or that Ellis Island used to be known as Little Oyster Island? While pollution and overfishing have led to a lack of oysters in New York (although groups are working to bring them back), once upon a time these shellfish were sold as cheap street food — as one could stick a hand into the Hudson River and easily pull out an oyster the size of a dinner plate.
One of my favorite things about living in New York City is that there are constantly new perspectives to discover—Brooklyn rooftops, a wide expanse in Central Park, the tippity-top of the Empire State Building—and no matter how many times you’ve seen that skyline, it never gets old. But even after years of living here, there […]