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Winter in NYC bustles with brisk energy and plenty of things to do. Visiting one of our Club Quarters New York hotels puts you in the epicenter of The Big Apple’s frosty fun.  Embrace the cold weather months, and receive 15% off when you book your next winter getaway in the city.  Couples, families, and corporate travelers can enjoy plenty of indoor and outdoor things to do in New York in winer. After adventure-filled days, warm up and wind down in a spacious CQ hotel room, expertly designed for an at-home feeling of comfort. 

Outdoor Things To Do in New York City in Winter

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Ice Skating in NYC

Wollman Rink is a Central Park ice skating icon that has welcomed generations of skaters to glide, spin, and twirl against the backdrop of the beautiful Manhattan skyline. Wollman Rink is open to everyone, and the seasonal skate calendar as well as tickets are available on the website.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center represents the quintessential winter activity in NYC. Instantly recognizable from its many appearances in Hollywood movies and television shows, the Rink at Rockefeller Center is just across the street from The Jewel, a Club Quarters boutique hotel. Stay with us and enjoy quick and easy access to this perfect location for a winter’s day in NYC. Book your tickets and skate time as you’re planning your trip to guarantee a spot on the ice. 

Central Park Horse and Carriage Rides 

An unforgettable way to tour Central Park, a horse and carriage ride makes for a delightful winter excursion in New York City. During the winter months, you’ll cozy up with blankets and heated seats as your driver narrates the highlights of this NYC landmark. Schedule your horse and carriage ride in advance to ensure availability.

Touring NYC Parks in Winter

From historic rail to elevated trail, the High Line is an authentic NYC West Side treasure. Winter flowers explode with color while bare trees make it easy to spot chickadees and cardinals alighting on their branches. Look for sculptural displays and other open-air art along this 1.45-mile-long public park. From Dec. 1 to March 31, High Line park hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This park is free and fully wheelchair accessible.

A hub of activity all year ’round, NYC’s Bryant Park is famous for its annual Winter Village, open now until March 5, 2o23. If you’re searching for things to do in New York in January, add a turn behind the wheel of the Bumper Cars at Bryant Park to the top of your list. Try your hand at curling in the Curling Café & Bar, or take a spin on the ice at The Rink. Bryant Park offers a plethora of activities during winter in NYC, all of them fun and uniquely New York experiences. 

Another place to chill outside this winter in NYC is Prospect Park, the renowned Brooklyn landmark that packs its winter calendar with plenty of exciting things to do in January, February, and March. Located near trendy Brooklyn bars and restaurants, Prospect Park makes a great addition to your winter NYC experience.

Visit Hudson Yards

NYC’s newest neighborhood, Hudson Yards features the Vessel, an enormous, interconnected ladder sculpture rising into the New York sky and worth a gander. The pedestrian-friendly zone is an easy place to stroll, inviting you to taste light-as-air macarons at Ladurée, pick up sustainably sourced coffee at Blue Bottle, or grab a seat inside modern restaurants with enticing, contemporary menus. Thrill-seekers will find a satisfying endorphin rush at both the City Climb, an open-air skyscraper ascent, and Edge, the highest sky deck in the Western Hemisphere.

Indoor Things To Do During Winter in NYC

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Visit the New Museum of Broadway

While catching a Broadway show remains the quintessential thing to do in NYC during any season, a visit to the brand new Museum of Broadway makes a wonderful choice to while away a frigid winter afternoon in the city. Designed to be infinitely Instagrammable and taking an immersive deep dive into the history of The Great White Way, the Museum of Broadway chronicles the milestones, the movers and shakers, and the moments that defined this iconic American theater world. Tickets are $39, and the museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Visit an NYC Museum Exhibit

New York’s boroughs teem with world-class museums, some internationally famous such as MoMA and The Met, and others tucked off the beaten path. Discover unique perspectives on New York at the New York Historical Society Museum and Library, whose current exhibit, I’ll Have What She’s Having, explores the fascinating world of the New York Jewish deli and remains on display until April 2, 2023. If you want to see cutting-edge experiential art, add a stop at INTER_, a new gallery and 4D immersive experience that folds visitors into sound baths, light installations, and meditative techniques. Enjoy ultimate downtown cool at the New Museum, which features ultra-modern exhibits of experimental and groundbreaking artists.

Enjoy the NYC Winter Lantern Festival 

Prepare to be awed by the glorious illuminations of the NYC Winter Lantern Festival, especially if you’re looking for things to do in NYC in January. This “whimsical world of light” takes place in four locations in NY and features awe-inspiring, detailed displays in the style of Chinese lanterns. The NYC Winter Lantern Festival closes on Jan. 8.

Warm Up and Relax in an NYC Fireplace Bar

One of the best ways to enjoy winter in NYC is indoors, by a cozy fireplace, with a drink in hand. Fireplace bars make it easy to warm up and relax while still experiencing a “day out” in the city. Head to The Back Room on the Lower East Side for a speakeasy-style atmosphere or circle ’round the hearth at the East Village’s renowned dive bar and pub, McSorely’s Old Ale House, to partake in a pint and a rich piece of NYC history. McSorely’s is cash only, and no kids are allowed after 6pm. If you’d prefer a more upscale fireside cocktail in the East Village, venture to The Lobby Bar at the Bowery Hotel, where you’ll sink into the opulence of Golden Age décor as you sip on a toddy and bask in the glow of firelight. If you’re in NYC with a special someone, take them to One If By Land, Two If By Sea, regarded as the most romantic restaurant in New York. The hearth offers a rich warmth and cozy glow as candle-lit tables enhance the heady ambience. If you need to make an impression, this restaurant is your best bet. But, before you can make an impression, you’ll have to make reservations

 

Where to Stay this Winter in NYC

After a day of satisfying your winter wanderlust around New York, return to your spacious, modern Club Quarters room or suite in Manhattan to relax before heading back out for dinner at a favorite local NYC restaurant. Or, order in and a delight in a quiet evening enjoying your favorite streaming service supported by our lightning fast Wi-Fi. However you choose to spend your winter getaway in NYC, Club Quarters Hotels is close to some of New York’s top things to do.

 

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