Schenectady, NY (PRWEB) November 4, 2010
Everybody loves a parade, and for Thanksgiving weekend, thousands will travel to where the action is--mingling with the crowd, marching along to the music, and embracing the spectacle. Whether it's to New York for the venerable Macy's parade to be at the center of an 84-year American tradition, or sunny Charlotte, or the old-time grandeur of Philadelphia or Detroit, Thanksgiving travelers want the best accommodations for their money, and of course, the finest view of the holiday parade. Best Travel Deals has created a list of hotel deals in close proximity to America's favorite parade locations, including New York, Chicago and Houston.
The 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off at 9 a.m. sharp on Thursday, November 25. Started in 1924, this popular New York City tradition features fantastic floats, giant balloons, marching bands and colorful celebrities. BestTravelDeals has a variety of NYC hotel deals over the Thanksgiving holiday. The New York Marriott Marquis offers a fabulous Thanksgiving Parade Viewing Package for four, featuring a special buffet breakfast before being escorted to the Minskoff Theater for unparalleled views of Seventh Avenue for the duration of the parade. Enjoy the best views of the city with Michelangelo Hotel's Thanksgiving Parade View Package, featuring accommodations in a Studio or Junior Suite, morning tea, and multi-lingual concierge service. And don't forget the beautiful Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, offering discounted rates through Thanksgiving, and picturesque views of Times Square and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Please keep in mind that the closer travelers wish to stay to the Macy's parade route, the more expensive the accommodations will be.
The Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade 2010 is billed as the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country, and celebrates its 91st anniversary on November 25. Starting at 20th and Market Streets at 8:30 a.m., the parade runs along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in downtown Philadelphia. This year promises to be a very special event with famous floats and balloons depicting Mickey Mouse, characters from "Land of the Dinosaurs" and Frosty the Snowman. The closest hotels to the parade route are the Four Seasons Philadelphia, Embassy Suites Center City and Sheraton Philadelphia City Center, featuring rates starting at $100. Some of the best Thanksgiving Day Parade accommodations in the city can be found at the Residence Inn By Marriott Philadelphia City Center, with rates starting at $139. Those willing to drive just a few miles on the morning of the parade, shouldn't overlook the Four Points By Sheraton Philadelphia--located near the Philadelphia International Airport, this three-star hotel is ideal for holiday travelers on a budget, rates start at $76 per night.
The Belk Carolinas' Carrousel Thanksgiving Day Parade in Charlotte, North Carolina offers a Thanksgiving celebration with a touch of Southern hospitality. Founded in 1947 by local businessmen to attract holiday shoppers to Downtown Charlotte, the parade today touches approximately half a million spectators with more than 120 units of floats, balloons and marching bands. On Thursday, November 25, 2010, the parade takes a new route, starting on 10th Street at 10 a.m. and ending in the front of the new Levine Center for the Arts on South Tryon Street. When booking a stay in Charlotte, don't forget about the special Westin Charlotte Hotel deal, through the holidays, the hotel features complimentary nights with a three, four, or six night stay.
"Celebrate the Spirit" is the theme for the 84th Annual America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit, Michigan. Stepping off at 9:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning at Woodward Avenue and Mack, the parade ends at Woodward and Congress in Downtown Detroit. Hundreds of thousands of parade-goers gather for this event each year in anticipation for visits from Clownie, Victor the Highpower Tower and the Michigan State University's Sparty. The historic Westin Book Cadillac Hotel also offers complimentary nights when patrons stay for three or more nights.
The Midwest gears up for Chicago's grand holiday tradition: McDonalds' Thanksgiving Parade on Thursday, November 25 at 8:30 a.m. Celebrating its 77th anniversary this year, the parade features a cast of thousands including Santa Claus, Kermit the Frog and Ronald McDonald, marching down State Street in Downtown Chicago. The three closest hotels to the parade route are and Hotel Monaco Chicago, Palmer House, and W. Hotel City Center which offer Thanksgiving Parade packages starting at $119 per night.
The H-E-B Holiday Parade in Houston, Texas is a 61-year old holiday tradition, showcasing the Houston community to more than 400,000 parade-goers. The parade's theme for 2010 is "Adventures at Sea" and will showcase animated floats, gigantic balloons and dazzling performances. The fun starts at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning down Texas, Fannin, Dallas, La Branch and McKinney Streets. While the official hotel of the parade is the Hilton Americas-Houston, offering a Thanksgiving Parade rate starting at $111, don't forget to cash in on complimentary nights at the Westin Oaks Houston and the Westin Galleria Houston.
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