Western Winter Wonderland – Why You Should Check Out NYC In The Winter

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If you’ve been wondering where to head to for your winter getaway but you aren’t sure whether you want to face the weather in colder climates or head somewhere warm, why not consider New York City for a winter city break? With milder winter temperatures than many other cities and a whole host of things to see and do, it’s no wonder more and more people opt for a holiday to remember in snowy New York.

Tours Galore

If you’re looking to see the New York attractions but only have a short time in which to do so, consider booking yourself on one of the many tours that the city has on offer. Much like London and other major European cities, there are a number of tours of the city overall which you can join which will take you around all the major sights and tell you about each attraction in more detail. Tickets can be bought in advance online, which also saves you time and money, allowing you to get into the city and get right to sightseeing, so what are you waiting for? Get those tickets today!

The City

The city itself is comprised of several main tourist areas such as Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island and more. The major attractions in the city include the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island – immigration gateway to ‘the new world’. Climb the statue for some spectacular views around the area, and if you like the cruising aspect out to the island, consider booking a dinner cruise through the New York Harbour – a great way to catch the bright lights of the city by night. Times Square is a great sight to take in after dark when the snow is in the air, with all the bright lights reflecting off the white stuff, making it even more magical. Don’t forget to head to the likes of the Empire State Building as well as One World Trade to not only check out the observation deck, but also the massive memorial to the victims of 9/11.

Unique Things To Do

New York isn’t just all buildings and shopping though, and in the winter time there are several truly magical things to take in that take on an even more unique air in the winter time such as taking a Hansom Cab ride through Central Park, especially during the snowy twilight hours or by dark when you can snuggle up with your sweetie over a warm drink under a blanket and take in the city lights through the clickety clack of horses hooves. For those who love skating, be sure to stop off at Rockefeller Centre and take advantage of the outdoor skating rink they have set up in the winter months. A real treat, especially around Christmas when they have their enormous Christmas tree set up, sparkling away with its thousands of tiny lights.

So there you have a couple of amazing things to see and do in New York, especially over winter. With so many things to see and do year round though, it’s easy to see why it continues to be a favourite amongst travellers the world over.

 

A few tips for you New York visit:

Visiting New York city is a dream come through for many people. The city encompasses a whole lot of America into one big city. People want to experience New York culture, see the amazing architecture and soak up the famous New York rush. For many though this always remains a dream as life gets in the way and the distance/cost etc is just too much to warrant a visit. This is true even for people from the states. For those who do make it though, the city nearly always exceeds expectations and it always draws repeat visitors. There are two ways to see New York, show up without a plan and hope for the best, or plan accordingly and have one of the best trips of your life. Below we have come up with a short list of some things you can do to improve your time spent in New York.

Arrive in style:

JFK car service are one of many companies which allow you to arrive into the Big Apple in style. Choose from a range of cars and styles and get picked up from the airport and dropped to your destination. Being much more comfortable than a yellow cab, you can view the city at your own leisure. Even if you may have to forego the luxury in the future arriving into New York like does would not be easily forgotten. For people who may live or work in New York It is also a great way to collect guests and business associates, giving them a little extra luxury.

Choose your destinations:

Depending on your time and budget seeing all the sights in New York might not e possible. To get the most out of your time and energy, make a list of your top sights and plan your route to visit these. It will make the days run smoother and allow you the right amount of time in each location. You can then figure out the best mode of transport, be it by foot or the subway, unless you want to get stuck in some New York traffic. By making a good plan you will almost definitely stumble across more sights that than what is on your plan. This adds to the excitement of any trip.

Eat some street food:

After the Yellow cabs and sky scrapers the food in New York is probably the next most popular item on many people’s itinerary. This is not to say don’t look for quality food, a lot of the popular tourist locations will be packed with street vendors but try to find quality rather than quantity otherwise this could impact the rest of your trip. Hotdogs during the day and pizza slices at night are must haves on any visit.

Although there are a few familiar items here it’s easy to get overwhelmed in this amazing city. Spent those extra few dollars and you won’t regret it, but what is most important is to have a good time and soak up as much of the experience as possible.