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NYC Winter Activities

New York City in winter is a magical time of year that is filled with snow, hot chocolate, ice skating, festive pop-ups and great indoor museum exhibits that are sure to keep the city entertained. While the weather outside might be cold, enjoy quintessential New York City activities this winter with our curated list below.

World of AI·magination at ARTECHOUSE 

Discover an exhibition where human creativity and artificial imagination meet at NYC’s original home for immersive art: ARTECHOUSE. This captivating new exhibition, World of AI·magination, redefines the boundaries of art, technology, and creativity. ARTECHOUSE is a multi-sensory experience in Chelsea.

The Morgan Library 

Celebrate creativity and imagination through literature, music, history, and art. Discover a literary oasis in the heart of NYC at the Morgan Library, where history and culture seamlessly blend within the pages of its enchanting collection. The Morgan Library & Museum houses an enormous collection of rare books and manuscripts, plus drawings and other uncommon pieces.

Carriage Ride in Central Park 

Gliding through Central Park on a cozy carriage ride during the winter holidays offers a magical journey amidst the glistening snow.

NYC Hotel Week 

Don’t miss out on Hotel Week and save up to 24% on New York City stays from January 3 – February 4, 2024. Sonesta Hotels of New York has a hotel right for every type of traveler.

NYC Broadway Week 

NYC Broadway Week is a great time to save big on the best of Broadway. Get two-for-one tickets to some of the City’s hottest Broadway shows. The next Broadway Week is January 16 – February 4, 2024 and shows will be announced January 10, 2023, when tickets go on sale.

NYC Winter Restaurant Week

The twice-annual discount dining event, NYC Restaurant Week is back. With New York City being home to some of the best restaurants in the world, Restaurant Week gives visitors the best taste of New York, at a fraction of the price. With more than 300 restaurants participating, you’ll get to enjoy some of the city’s most iconic eateries (January 16 – February 4, 2024).

Governors Island’s Ice Sculpture Show

Hop on a quick ferry ride to experience a winter wonderland daytrip at Governors Island. Don’t miss out on Governors Island Ice Sculpture Show to experience live ice carving and vote on your favorite sculpture happening on February 3, 2024.

Bumper Cars on Ice at Bryant Park

Bryant Park Winter Village’s iconic bumper cars are hitting the ice once again this winter! Don’t miss out to bump, slide, and spin around the ice in your own bumper car (January 12 – March 2, 2024).

Rink at Brookfield Place

Tucked away in Lower Manhattan, skate The Rink at Brookfield Place and enjoy its scenic views of the Hudson River and city skyline.

Central Park

Bundle up and go out and admire all the snow-covered trees at one of Manhattan’s most iconic parks. The grounds are a great place to go sledding such as Pilgrim Hill, or take a tour of the grounds and walk the winter wonderland.

Wollman Rink

Lace up your skates and hit the ice at Wollman Rink in Central Park. This stunning city-owned ice rink truly is a winter wonderland.

Summit One Vanderbilt

Check out New York’s most transformational experience in midtown east at SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. Explore three levels of mind-bending multi-sensory immersive experiences that will forever change the way you view New York at any time (day or night). Thrill to take the concept of “observation deck” to entirely new heights.

Swingers Crazy Golf 

Check out Swingers Crazy Golf, NYC’s newest take on adult mini golf, where you can play a classic game of mini golf while enjoying cocktails, gourmet street food and DJs.

American Natural History Museum

Come face to face with dinosaurs – one of the most fun things to do in NYC. See real Night at the Museum exhibits and size up to an enormous blue whale.

Whitney Museum of American Art

As the preeminent institution devoted to the art of the United States, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists.

The Morgan Library
Celebrate creativity and imagination through literature, music, history, and art. The Bound for Versailles: The Jayne Wrightsman Book bindings showcases the important role women had as book owners and collectors.

Broadway Comedy Club

A rotating crew of  New York City’s best comedians in the city hone their acts at this compact club’s stage. Get ready to laugh!

Museum of Ice Cream

Be transported to an ice cream wonderland when visiting the Museum of Ice Cream that transforms concepts and dreams into spaces that provoke imagination and creativity. MOIC is designed to be a culturally inclusive environment and community, inspiring human connection and through the universal power of ice cream.

One World Observatory

Experience the United States tallest building, One World Trade Center also known as the Freedom Tower and climb all the way to  the top of the Observatory Deck to take in draw dropping views of lower Manhattan’s skyline.

Harry Potter Flagship Store

Visit the world’s largest Harry Potter store located in the Flatiron District. Across the store, there will be 15 different themed areas as well as a number of photo opps inside and of course Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merch to take home.

Color Factory

Brighten up your day with a visit the the Color Factory, the vibrant interactive art museum in Soho! View exciting exhibitions and immersive experiences in this over the top colorful sensation.

The Jewish Museum

“Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine” explores how photography, graphic design, and popular magazines converged to transform American visual culture from 1930 to 1960.

American Folk Art Museum

Since 1961, the American Folk Art Museum has been the leading institution shaping the understanding of art by the self-taught through its exhibitions, publications, and educational programs. Its collection includes more than eight thousand works of art from four centuries and nearly every continent—from compelling portraits and dazzling quilts to powerful works by living artists in a variety of mediums.

The Museum of Arts and Design 

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), collects, displays, and interprets objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art, and design.

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