Winter activities in New York

The Best Winter Activities In New York City

New York City, also referred to as ‘The Big Apple’, is one of the most iconic cities in the entire world.

Sightseeing is a given when you’re in New York, but if you’ve never been before, you might be wondering what some of the best winter activities to do in New York are.

The best winter activities in New York include, but are not limited to:

  1. Ice skating in Central Park 
  2. Top of the Rock
  3. Booking a private sightseeing tour
  4. Visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  5. Enjoying a slice of Joe’s Pizza 

1. Ice Skating In Central Park 

You cannot go to New York during the winter without ice skating in Central Park.

For the 2022/2023 year, ice skating has been running at the Wollman Rink from October 24th, 2022 and lasts until March 15th, 2023 if you want to do some ice skating during this year’s trip.

Not only is ice skating a fun winter activity for the whole family, but opting for this particular ice rink also allows you to tick off the famous Central Park landmark on your list whilst enjoying the Manhattan skyline. It’s a win-win. 

Just make sure that you book your tickets ahead of time to ensure that you don’t miss out. 

Ice skating in the Winter in New York City
If you want to ice skate in New York this winter, ice skating is available at the Wollman Rink until March the 15th, 2023.

2. Top Of The Rock

The next must-do winter activity to do in New York is to visit the Top of The Rock at the Rockefeller Center.

The observation deck at the Top of the Rock offers 360-degree views of New York City. This makes for some of the most epic photos you can imagine, especially when the city is covered in snow.

Top of the Rock tickets include General Admission, Express Pass, and VIP Tour depending on your preference, and vary in price depending on which ticket you opt for. 

If you’re looking for a different perspective of the city, Top of the Rock is not a sightseeing spot you’ll want to skip.

3. Booking A Private Sightseeing Tour

One of the best winter activities to do in New York City is to book a private sightseeing tour. 

While walking around New York aimlessly without a plan might be fun during the summer months, when it’s minus degrees Celsius outdoors, it’s likely you will want to know where you’re going next and when.

At Yellow Moon Tours, our private New York tours are run by New Yorkers to give you the most authentic sightseeing experience possible. 

Our team of expert guides are knowledgeable in New York’s history and knows all the best places around to give you the chance to experience the city through a New Yorker’s eyes!

So, whether you’re looking to explore Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Harlem, or beyond, we’ve got the perfect suggestions for you to get the most out of your winter trip to New York.

New York City skyline in Winter
At Yellow Moon Tours, our New York private tours are run by New Yorkers to give you the most authentic sightseeing experience possible.

4. Visiting The Metropolitan Museum Of Art 

A great winter activity when visiting New York is to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

The Met is teeming with history and culture, and is a must-do if you’re looking for a place to escape from the cold and explore for a few hours. 

The Met is free for members but does cost a general admission fee of $30 for adults and $22 for seniors. However, it is well worth this price considering that The Met was the most visited U.S. museum in 2021

You can either book your tickets ahead of time or from one of The Met’s locations on the day.

5. Enjoying A Slice Of Joe’s Pizza 

If you’re a foodie and are looking to indulge, New York is one of the best places in the world for pizza no matter the time of year. 

Joe’s Pizza is a pizzeria located in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, and has offered the classic New York slice for over 47 years.

So, if you’re looking to grab a bite to eat whilst exploring the city during the winter, a warming slice of Joe’s Pizza is not one to miss out on during your winter trip. 

Joe's Pizza, New York City in Winter
New York is one of the best places in the world for pizza no matter the time of year, and Joe’s Pizza is not a pizza restaurant you’ll want to miss out on.

For inquiries or questions, contact us today at info@yellowmoontours.com or at +44 (0) 20 3290 3665 to book your private tour today or check out our Instagram page.

Written by Jemima Thomas for Yellow Moon Tours, the private tours specialist covering London, Paris, New York and Ireland.

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