When winter hits, many of us retreat inside to the comfort of our homes. The heats on, a cup of espresso is being poured, and life is good. But, for those on the more adventurous side, there are plenty of incredible places to explore across the east coast.
As the original espresso catering company in New York City, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, our team has traveled across the area from venue to venue. So whether it’s taking in the Manhattan skyline from Jersey City or somewhere more local, trips into the winter weather are worth it when you know what to look for.
So, are you looking for ways to explore New York City in the winter? It’s no secret there are tons of charming sites to see; let’s start with the big 3 of Chinatown and both Bryant and Central Park. Although some of these destinations can draw quite a crowd, the chilly weather may scare some off you can enjoy these landmarks without much difficulty.
Grab a coffee to go, layer up, and get your camera ready; here are three must-see places in New York City during the winter season!
Chinese New Year in Chinatown
Chinatown in Manhatten is where you’ll find all the celebrations for the Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year. The festivities include a festival paired with a parade and an elaborate Firecracker Ceremony. Visitors from around the globe come to New York City to see the parade, so it’s a great time to take advantage of the big city nearby.
Complete with costumed dancers, floating dragons, and marching bands, this winter celebration is one you can’t miss!
The winter wonderland at Bryant Park is a must-see area right in the heart of Manhattan. You’ll enjoy Wednesday’s retro music while keeping warm with a fabulous cocktail on the Lodge Deck, featuring a free-to-enter ice skating rink.
No matter the time of the year, Bryant Park is one of our favorite places to visit in NYC. Various events and activities are happening here in winter, summer, spring, and fall.
What’s more New York City than Central Park? Of course, we have to finish off the list here because you can’t miss out on the signature winter views within this coveted area.
You’re probably asking yourself, “well, where do I start in Central Park?” During the chilly seasons, we recommend touring the park on a carriage ride. You’ll learn about the city’s vast history while riding along in style! (just don’t forget to bring a blanket)