This Thanksgiving was the best and definitely one for the books! My family, Sean and I, and my husband’s family all traveled to New York City to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. We stayed at a hotel on the route and watched the parade from our window (us Californians couldn’t handle the frigid temperatures outside). The view was incredible! I loved seeing the iconic Macy’s balloons, Ben Rector and Johnnyswim, and of course Santa! For someone who has always watched the parade on TV, watching it in person was dreamy and absolutely amazing! Also, having both sets of family there too made it extra special!
We stayed in NYC for a few days and genuinely had the most magical time. Sean and I took a carriage ride through Central Park (bucket list, check!). It was so romantic!! My mom, sister and I went shopping at Columbus Circle and enjoyed our Starbucks holiday drinks. We all saw Aladdin on Broadway and LOVED it. You can’t go to New York without seeing a broadway show, and I’m so glad that we saw Aladdin – it’s the funniest and thoroughly entertaining. We took many strolls through Central Park, feeding the birds and squirrels Cheerios (not sure if that’s legal, ha!).
The food on this trip was 10/10. One of top favorite restaurants was Serendipity. I’m a fan of the movie, but also just love the restaurant in general. They have the best frozen hot chocolate and ice cream sundaes! If you stop by for dinner, I ordered the cheese ravioli and really recommend it!
This adventure was filled with so many special memories and “firsts”. For me, the most magical part of this entire trip happened on 5th avenue. After visiting Rockefeller Center and seeing the huge Christmas tree and ice skaters, we walked along 5th avenue and stood in awe at the glorious holiday window displays. Saks Fifth Avenue killed it with their incredibly ornate window displays and light show. I’ve always been a lover of fashion, so I felt like a kid in a candy shop, wonderstruck at the beauty, artistry, and intricacy of each window. I’m never going to forget that experience!
I’m so thankful for the opportunity to travel and explore places like New York City, and it was a true gift to spend this Thanksgiving with my full family. I truly could not be more thankful for my family.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!