What to do in NYC this Winter
Every year, over 45 million tourists visit New York City. While the hotels of New York are always filled and the streets always busy, Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is the peak season for tourists in the city. When you find yourself wondering what to do in NYC in the winter, consider these options:
- Ice skating in Bryant Park
- While Rockefeller Center may be the most famous ice skating rink in the city, you can avoid the long lines and steep prices at Bryant Park. Bring your own skates and skate for free in the beautiful rink located right behind the New York Public Library. Bryant Park also features a beautiful outdoor holiday market from October 26 – January 6. These shops are the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind jewelry, delicious snacks, handmade crafts and dozens of other unique items.
- Hot chocolate at Max Brenner
- Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa from the world famous restaurant chain, Max Brenner. Indulge in their ‘hot chocolate potions’ ranging from classic milk chocolate, to peanut butter to Oreo cookie flavors. Adventurous eaters can even try to chocolate macaroni and cheese or chocolate dusted French fries. Those who are less daring can grab a chocolate waffle or chocolate cheesecake from the secret menu.
- Watch the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall
- Take part in a holiday tradition that has lasted through the years by attending the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. With over 2 million viewers per year, the show features elaborate sets, over 1,300 costume changes, scores of original music, synchronized dancing and non-stop entertainment. This year marks the 85th anniversary of the Rockettes and the 80th anniversary of the Christmas Spectacular. The music hall will feature a new and interactive exhibit celebrating the past, present and future of the Rockettes.