Photo courtesy of Lida Rose
Sure, winter is a cold and you may not want to be outside. Most people tend to do less, and stay indoors during the winter. However, New Yorkers usually don't let the weather stop them from doing what they want. Whether you are a New Yorker or you are visiting NYC, if you are looking for ideas on things to do this winter, you've come to the right place! Most people are on a much tighter budget these days due to the downturn economy, I've listed ten things you can do this winter and hope you can contribute to this list in the comments!
- Ice Skating at Bryant Park - It's free, its fun and its excercise! Need I say anymore?
- Take a Stroll in one of the venues mentioned in my Central Park Series . Today may be a good day for those wishing to visit Central Park's Strawberry Fields, since it is the 28th anniversary of when John Lennon was shot.
- Visit Gracie Mansion and enjoy a walk at Carl Schurz Park by the East River
- Visit Grand Central Station at 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue, there are many shops and kids love to see Trains! Many events take place there, check them out.
- Start taking winter photos throughout the city. Winter brings certain charm and is a great time for Black and White photos, especially when it snows.
- Take a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry. You can relax for an hour during your back and forth ride and take a break from the fast pace of NYC.
- Visit a Library, read, borrow DVDs and attend events at the libraries. See my post about Libraries for more details.
- Take a break from work and chores and pick a good DVD. I highly recommend It's a Wonderful Life (60th Anniversary Edition)
- Visit Rockefeller Center, there are many events there this time of year! Take a picture of your family by the Christmas tree, I do this nearly every year - it's a great keepsake and memory.
- Visit the Sony Wonder Technology Lab with your kids! As I mentioned before in my post 10 Free Places to Visit In NYC Today, this is a great visit for those who are interested in technology's history and future.