The Top-Ranked East Coast Destination To Spend Thanksgiving

There are fewer places more iconic to spend Thanksgiving at than in New York City. Every year, people from all over the country have their eyes glued to their televisions Thanksgiving morning, as they watch massive Snoopy, Energizer Bunny, and Ronald McDonald floats march along the annual Macy's Day Parade. There's no denying that NYC is one of the best places in the USA to spend Thanksgiving. It's a bucket list dream for many people, and the (often-unpredictable) East Coast weather is usually at its best in the fall. If you ever want to be right in the center of the Turkey Day action, New York City is the place to be.

Simply coming to New York is never a bad idea, especially on Thanksgiving, but you'll need to stay at the right hotel to ensure you are close to the action. New York City has no shortage of great hotels, but some simply do the holidays better. At the top of the list for best hotels to stay at for Thanksgiving is the Conrad New York Midtown, thanks to their festive package deals.

The Conrad's VIP Thanksgiving treatment

One of the top reasons to stay at the Conrad New York Midtown is its prime location. Located in the center of the action on W 54th Street between 6th and 7th Ave, the Conrad is quite literally steps away from the parade's route. The two and a half mile parade route runs down 6th Avenue from 59th Street to 34th Street. 

Far above and beyond simply being in the midst of the parade itself, the Conrad New York Midtown offers something that not many hotels can brag about: The Ultimate Thanksgiving Package. Guests who embark on this journey must stay for a minimum of two nights in one of the hotel's eligible suites. While traveling to New York City is tough on a budget, and the suites start at $2500, the perks that come with the package make it worth every penny. Not only will guests have one of the best rooms in the city, they'll have exclusive access to the street-side view of 6th Avenue during the parade at the Conrad's dedicated 6th Avenue viewing area. That certainly beats sitting in front of the TV screen any day. While the package doesn't include your family's favorite Thanksgiving recipes, there are incredible dining options on-site. 

Above and beyond amenities

Exclusive Thanksgiving packages aside, the Conrad New York Midtown is a sought-after hotel year round. Owned by Hilton, guests who are part of Hilton Honors can rack up reward by staying here, especially if you have a Hilton Honors American Express card.

The Conrad New York Midtown is home to the enticing eatery Dabble. Diners can sip on some delicately crafted libations and eat tempting meals, like lobster pasta and New York Strip Steak. If getting your steps in from the busy New York City streets isn't quite enough activity for you, there's also a fitness center. If your dog sitter cancels on you last minute, don't worry; the Conrad New York Midtown is pet-friendly — so long as Fido is under 75 pounds.

Driving in New York City isn't always recommended. But if you do take a car, the Conrad New York Midtown has valet parking available. The rate for this service starts at $85.00 a day.