Warm Up with New York City Activities to Erase the Winter Chill
Unique New York City activities provide different types of fun to match the four seasons. As the winter blues settle in, the city will provide fun warmth to replace the chill in the air. Simply take a step outside your abode!
Unique New York City activities provide different types of fun to match the four seasons. As the winter blues settle in, the city will provide fun warmth to replace the chill in the air. Simply take a step outside your abode to go to numerous places in the city that never sleeps for a day or evening filled with winter activities — NYC style! From museums to famed ice skating rinks, there is fun to be had even in the winter and early chill of spring.
Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex
62 Chelsea Piers
New York, NY
Open all year round, this amazing 28-acre Chelsea Piers sports village in Manhattan overlooks the beautiful Hudson River and features an abundance of New York City activities. The wonderful indoor recreational joys that abound during the colder months are available for all ages. Enjoy some rock wall climbing and then take in a game of indoor sand volleyball. With a membership you can take pleasure in the pool amenities. Finish your day by visiting the spa for a luxurious massage and mani/pedi combo, and get a bite to eat at one of the restaurants. Check their calendar to see the wonderful venue’s offerings; there’s also a great array of drop-in activities as well. Prices and hours depend on choices of activities.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
More than just a simple art museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Central Park east is filled with history and excitement that showcases works from around the globe to thrill any age. It is one of the world’s largest and most amazing fine art museums. Collections span from their Costume Institute Collection of over 3,500 costumes representing five continents from the 15th century to today, to the museum’s Greek and Roman Art galleries and amazing Egyptian Art collection. Thrilling to all is the regal Arms and Armor Collection. In addition to Old Master and 19th century European paintings is a wing dedicated to modern art. Providing a respite from the cold outdoors, this wondrous museum houses over two million art pieces representing 5,000 years of world culture from prehistory to present day.
Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park
West 42nd Street and 6th Avenue
New York, NY
Behind the grand New York City Library, the quaint Bryant Park transforms into an intimate winter village complete with an ice skating rink. The free admission makes it a sought out NYC winter destination. For those who don’t own ice skates, for a fee of $15 to $19 you can rent skates and then warm up gliding on the ice as long as you like with no fixed session times. Enjoy skating through March 6th from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. The rink is nestled in a winter village setting of 125 artisan shop kiosks and places to enjoy a snack, which makes it easy to spend the day or evening skating, shopping, and sipping hot chocolate.
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