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Chapter 3: New York City

New York City offers a magical escape during the winter season. When the weather turns cold, New York transforms into a winter wonderland full of dazzling holiday lights, charming shops, ice skating rinks, iconic hotels and delectable food. Traveling to New York City in a private jet allows you to make the most of your stay in the city and experience all that Manhattan offers. It's the perfect place to explore, dine, socialize and shop.

When you visit New York City in the winter, you can stroll the streets to witness incredible holiday displays, catch an unforgettable Broadway show or simply take in a stunning city skyline view from your hotel. If you enjoy classic holiday films, you can visit their featured iconic holiday favorites, such as the Rockefeller Christmas tree and ice rink. No matter how you spend your New York City winter vacation, it will spark your holiday spirit and make for an incredible trip.

Winter in New York City

New York City's winter weather is cold and snowy with some windy days. Winter temperatures in New York City typically range between 29 degrees Fahrenheit and 48 degrees Fahrenheit with January bringing the winter's coldest temperatures. Winter in New York is the perfect season to wear your most fashionable winter coat and boots to stroll through this dazzling city. With a stylish hat and scarf, you will be ready to explore the city's best attractions.

Where to Stay

New York City is home to some of the country's most iconic hotels featured in films and visited by elite individuals. When you stay in a luxurious New York City hotel, you can sleep and relax in style while enjoying mouthwatering dinners, witnessing breathtaking city views and receiving exquisite spa treatments. Spend a winter vacation in New York City, and rest your head at any of the following gorgeous establishments:

The Ritz-Carlton New York

The Ritz-Carlton in New York is a legacy in hospitality. When you book a stay at The Ritz-Carlton, you can relax in a townhouse-inspired suite right in the heart of Central Park. This contemporary property offers a gastro lounge serving refined cocktails and delightful culinary selections. The hotel's spa and wellness center is a sumptuous retreat offering massage and facial treatments. The Ritz-Carlton will surely make your New York City winter vacation unforgettable.

Baccarat Hotel

Baccarat is a Parisian-inspired hotel with luxurious furnishings, crystal stemware, VIP service and a dedicated host team. Enjoy fantastic views of New York City from your room, and relax in a deep soaking tub when you stay at Baccarat. Suites at Baccarat are designed with exquisite artistry, and the elaborate accommodations will make you feel like you are visiting Paris.

Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental is another New York City hotel that will make you feel like you are visiting another country. This hotel fuses oriental flair with a modern design to offer elegant suites. At Mandarin Oriental, you can enjoy five-star hospitality, impeccable amenities and stunning city views.

Dine in the modern MO Lounge overlooking the New York skyline, and indulge in contemporary American cuisine paired with crafted cocktails. Mandarin Oriental also offers a spa and wellness oasis where you can receive incredible facial and body treatments.

The St. Regis New York

If you want to stay in an iconic New York City Hotel, The St. Regis New York is one of Manhattan's best hotels. This luxury property on Fifth Avenue exudes timeless elegance with richly decorated suites and a grand rooftop ballroom. The St. Regis offers breathtaking New York City views, impeccable butler service and the perfect location to explore the best of Manhattan.

The Crosby Street Hotel

The Crosby Street Hotel is located in New York City's SoHo neighborhood and offers rooms with a contemporary style. At the Crosby Street Hotel, you can relax in a sculpture garden or enjoy incredible food and drinks at the Crosby Bar. You'll receive exceptional hospitality at the Crosby Street Hotel, and the property's top floors offer gorgeous city views.

The Mark Hotel

Stay at The Mark Hotel to rest your head in New York City's most lavish hotel. This glamorous property in the city's Upper East Side offers serene retreats designed by Jacques Grange that exude a quiet boldness. The Mark Restaurant offers all-day dining, and The Mark Bar is a stylish spot serving signature and classic cocktails.

The Lowell

The Lowell Hotel is a landmark Manhattan hotel established in 1927. This luxurious property exemplifies the Upper East Side's classic elegance. At The Lowell, you can enjoy stunning city views and wood-burning fireplaces as you warm up after a day of exploring New York. Indulge in some delectable seasonal cuisine at Majorelle or have a delicious cocktail at Jacques Bar. The Lowell will make your New York City vacation the perfect getaway.

Four Seasons Hotel New York

Four Seasons Hotel is in the heart of downtown New York. Four Seasons reflects the area's urban chic ambiance that blends art and architecture. The spacious suites offer fantastic city views, and many have separate living areas. At this modern, magnificent hotel, you can relax in an exquisite spa or take a dip in the indoor heated pool after exploring the city.

The Plaza

Stay at The Plaza to enjoy an iconic New York City establishment. The Plaza opened in 1907 and has been hosting Broadway legends, Hollywood icons, dignitaries and world leaders for over a century. The Plaza is a truly magical hotel located on the corner of Central Park South and Fifth Avenue.

At The Plaza, you can stay in a luxurious suite complete with lavish fabrics, contemporary art, crown molding and dramatic lighting. Your New York City winter vacation will be unforgettable when you stay at The Plaza.

The Peninsula

Fifth Avenue is also home to The Peninsula New York, a glamorous five-star hotel located in the heart of New York's most prestigious cultural, entertainment and shopping district. At The Peninsula, you can experience the classic Manhattan lifestyle in comfort.

This fantastic establishment also boasts incredible dining options. You can enjoy dinner on a rooftop bar and terrace at the Salon de Ning or try the Contemporary American cuisine at the Clement Restaurant.

The Pierre

The Pierre has provided exceptional hospitality since 1930, and it has remained an iconic New York City establishment for decades. While The Pierre has evolved throughout the years, it continues to offer suites with impeccable opulence.

When you stay in this Central Park hotel, you can indulge in gourmet room service and private dining if you wish. The hotel is also home to The Rotunda, a restaurant serving posh dinners and fantastic drinks.

What to Do

New York City is a fantastic destination for a winter vacation. Snowy walks through Central Park and gorgeous decorations along every street will get you in the holiday spirit. New York is a city with dazzling lights that shine even brighter in the winter, and there are plenty of New York activities to enjoy during this season. If you are wondering what to do in New York City during winter, consider the following activities:

Visit the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree may be one of the country's most iconic Christmas trees. It is featured in several holiday classic films, and many people visit New York City solely to marvel at this beautifully decorated holiday beacon.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has remained a holiday tradition for decades since Rockefeller Center employees decorated the first tree outside the center in 1931. The first tree stood 20 feet high, and the 2021 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree stood 79 feet tall.

Celebrate New Year's Eve

Ring in the New Year at the country's most iconic New Year's Eve party. Enjoy live music from some of the country's top artists as you await the traditional ball drop in Times Square. If you want a more intimate New Year's Eve experience, celebrate at an elegant rooftop bar or sky deck.

Edge offers the western hemisphere's highest outdoor sky deck where you can ring in the new year with champagne, music and dancing. No matter where you celebrate New Year's Eve in New York City, it will surely be an unforgettable experience.


Ice-skating at the Rockefeller Center ice rink is a classic New York City tradition. Gliding across the ice under the Rockefeller Christmas tree is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit, and it's an activity featured in many classic holiday films.

You can also enjoy skating at the LeFrak Center in Prospect Park or the Bank of America Winter Village Rink in Bryant Park. Bryant Park transforms into a charming winter village during the holiday season and features small shops and food vendors you can visit between skating sessions.

See a Broadway Show

Seeing a Broadway show is another classic New York City activity. Theatres throughout the Broadway district feature dazzling musicals and famous plays that make for an unforgettable experience. Visit Broadway to witness the best actors, singers and dancers put on an incredible show. From comedies to romances, Broadway has a show for everyone.

Celebrate Chinese New Year

If you visit New York City after the Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations, you can still have a festive winter holiday in the city. When you visit the city in February, you can celebrate Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year.

When you attend Chinese New Year Celebrations, you can experience parades, firecrackers, incredible Chinese cuisine, elaborate costumes and dazzling dances. This incredible cultural celebration is an unforgettable experience perfect for a New York City winter vacation.

Attend the Winter Jazzfest

New York City's Winter Jazzfest is a cultural music marathon. This celebration of music takes place in Brooklyn and Downtown Manhattan, and it features over 700 artists. Music fans and cultural enthusiasts gather in New York to witness the evolution of today's contemporary jazz music. Whether you are an educated jazz enthusiast or simply want to experience a new type of live music, Winter Jazzfest is sure to be an incredible auditory experience.

Experience New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is an iconic New York event fashion enthusiasts look forward to every year. It's a time to discover the latest looks from the finest designers and catch a glimpse of upcoming trends. From exciting runway shows to insider fashion experiences, New York Fashion Week is a dazzling celebration of art and style.

Taste New Flavors During Restaurant Week

Treat your palate to some incredible flavors during New York City's winter Restaurant Week. During Restaurant Week, some of New York City's finest restaurants feature specially curated prix-fixe menus. Discover New York City's best cuisine and treat yourself to some incredible dining experiences.

Explore Museums

Winter in New York City is the perfect time to learn and discover. New York is home to some of the country's most iconic museums where you can experience art, history and science. Visit the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) to explore fascinating art collections, incredible galleries, thought-provoking photography and unique exhibits. MOMA allows you to experience artwork from classic and modern artists and witness the evolution of art throughout the years.

The American Museum of Natural History takes visitors on a fascinating journey through America's history and the natural world. From prehistoric times to today's world, the Museum of Natural History is the perfect place to expand your knowledge and spark your fascination with the past. Explore dinosaur fossils, endangered species, space and innovation and special exhibits when you visit the Museum of Natural History.

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