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Nov 30, 2022 | Seasonal Things to Do

The Absolute Best NYC Winter Activities

Winter is one of the most magical times of the year in NYC, when intrepid locals and visitors embrace the cold and crystalline snow gives the city an added sparkle. Outside may be still with winter’s quiet, but inside is alive with theater, ballet, and cozy establishments looking to provide patrons a refuge from the cold. Here are just a few of our favorite New York City winter activities.

Visit one of NYC’s Top Museums

NYC winter weather can be challenging, and temperatures stand more or less at 30 degrees, so time spent inside is inevitable. Browse one of NYC’s best museums. The Met, American Museum of Natural History, Museum of Modern Art, and the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum are all excellent options. Each of these prestigious museums have various floors that showcase celebrated artworks, stunning scientific discoveries, or engineering marvels.

Make a NYC Winter Bucket List

The city’s wintry events don’t end after the New Year, they’re just beginning! Winter is a great time to start checking off your to-do list, when you are more likely to experience smaller crowds than during our beautiful summers. Need some ideas? Secure your spot at The Rink, Rockefeller Center’s ice skating rink that remains open until March 2023. Brave the year-round Top of the Rock observation deck at the pinnacle of 30 Rockefeller Plaza’s 70 floors. Or, get tickets to a sports game. NYC’s professional sports teams like the New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New York Jets, New York Knicks, and Brooklyn Nets are all active in the winter. Get more ideas for winter activities in New York on our Blog.

Plus, theater is a year-round enterprise in NYC, so you’ll always find spectacular performances at Lincoln Center (New York City Ballet’s home!) and on Broadway. Stay tuned for our latest iteration of What’s New on Broadway This Winter, 2022 - 23, coming soon.

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Bundle Up and Head to Central Park

Located just around the corner from The Manhattan Club, Central Park is one of the city’s most iconic destinations. Bundle up in your New York winter clothes and visit the sprawling urban park, which has something for everyone to enjoy - endless paths, beautiful snow-covered bridges, winter sports, and regular tours like the ‘Winter Wonderland Guided Tour.’ If you’re visiting after a snowfall, you’re in luck. Central Park has one of the most stunning winter landscapes in New York. 

Warm Up with a Hot Drink

This time of the year, we tend to find ourselves craving a warm drink in our hands, and NYC delivers. Within walking distance of The Manhattan Club, get your morning caffeine fix from popular indie coffee shops like The Jolly Goat Coffee Bar, Ground Central Coffee Company, or Bibble & Sip, which serves an excellent Brown Sugar Tea Latte that is perfect for the season. For a hot adult beverage, visit local cocktail bars for seasonal drinks like warm mulled wine or cider, hot buttered rum, hot toddy, spiked hot chocolate, and Irish coffee.

Tuck into a Hearty Meal

The Manhattan Club’s prime location in Midtown puts us within walking distance of the city’s most popular attractions, including New York’s world-renowned dining scene. From noteworthy international eateries to the best new Manhattan restaurants to open their doors, our Food & Drink Blog is the place to start for winter dining inspiration.

When you book your stay with us at The Manhattan Club, receive exclusive dining deals at our partnered restaurants. Visit our Concierge for more information.

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