Don’t be sad that the holidays are over! There are tons of things to do in New York City in the winter. Watch my video below for all of the details. For a list of current events happening each week head over to my weekly New York series!
Of course I can’t share everything with you because that would take forever! I recommend getting a Marco Polo New York City guidebook while you’re here. I have used them all over the world and they are fantastic. Plus they come with a interactive app with walking tours all over the city. Buy it here.
The Lodge at Gallow Green
This is easily the most elaborate and incredible winter display at a bar in the city. Each winter the McKittrick Hotel transforms their roof into a Scottish Bothy. Here you can order delicious warm spiked cider, mulled wine, fondue, and more tasty treats. This display is open through the end of March. It opens every day at 5pm, except Saturday’s when it opens at 4pm. Visit their site here.
Winter Village at Bryant Park
Bryant Park has the only free ice skating in the city from the beginning of the holiday season to the end of March. If you have ice skates bring them, if not you can rent them. Also, if you want a locker they are free but locks at $10! Make sure you bring a lock with you or buy it for a quarter of the price at Duane Reade down the street. There is also a lovely winter lodge here that you can enjoy with hearty food and drinks. Visit their site here.
This quaint restaurant in Brooklyn is home to a hidden alpine ski lodge during the winter season. The restaurant is run by Executive Chef Joshua Cormier who began his career under Michelin Star and Five-Diamond recipient Chef Arnoud Cotar. Perfecting traditional French cooking he went on to New York City to work under Pierre Schutz of The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges before joining Food Network’s Chopped winner and former Eleven Madison Park, Alinea and wd~50 alum, Marcellus Coleman, in opening Midnights. Midnights has is a great place for a dinner date or cocktails with friends. Visit their site here.
Hunter Mountain Day Trip
Sharpen your skis, slide on your boots and get ready to hit the snow with Sourced Adventures’ NYC Ski Bus! An epic winter adventure awaits you on the slopes of Hunter Mountain. They provide round-trip transport from New York City, multiple package options, and accessible ski/snowboard clothing rentals – taking away all stress from equation and making it a perfect day trip from the city. Visit their site here.
See a Broadway Show
A great way to escape the cold and get entertained is to see a Broadway show. I used to work on Broadway and I can tell you that during the month of January the ticket prices are the lowest. So if you’re looking to save money then you are in luck! I also have an entire video on how to get cheap Broadway tickets so watch that and buy the tickets during the month of January and you’re guaranteed to get the cheapest price. Also, NYC Broadway Week runs from January 21 through February 10; tickets go on sale starting January 9. With this you can get great deals like 2 for one tickets. There you’ll find the entire lineup of participating productions or filter by genre, family-friendly shows and even recent Tony Award winners. Visit their site here.
NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2019
NYC Restaurant Week is the highly anticipated twice-yearly celebration of dining throughout New York City. With prix-fixe meals at over 380 of the City’s finest restaurants (two-course lunch, $26; three-course dinner, $42), the program invites diners to sample the incredible array of eateries that make up NYC’s culinary culture. This is the best way to experience a luxurious meal at a budget price. NYC Restaurant Week runs from January 21 through February 8. To book your table, visit the official NYC Restaurant Week page where you will find a comprehensive list of NYC Restaurant Week menus. Browse by neighborhood, cuisine, meal (lunch or dinner), or search for your favorite restaurant. Make your reservation as soon as you can because this fills up fast! Visit their site here.