See New York in the snow: reasons to discover NYC dressed in white

Discover New York under the snow and enjoy the blue sky

New York under the snow is something magical. During this period, the city offers you breathtaking landscapes and a very special atmosphere. For my part, I advise you to take a walk in Central Park which totally changes facet and is transformed into a small winter sports resort.

Another activity to do that you will not soon forget: get on board the Roosevelt Island Tramway. This activity is ideal for admiring New York from the sky and for discovering the beautiful snow-covered landscapes of the city.


Additionally, although winter can be cold in New York City, beautiful sunny days can be expected. Thanks to the azure blue sky, you can enjoy your stay 100% and take wonderful photos. And if the sky is perfectly clear, do not hesitate to climb to the top of one of the city's observatories (Top of the Rock, One World Trade Center or Empire State Building) where a panoramic view of NYC awaits you.

Admire the famous Rockefeller Center tree

Here is another reason to discover New York under the snow. The Rockefeller Center tree is a must! Each year this America's largest Christmas tree (it approaches 30 meters in height) is decorated with hundreds of garlands and when it snows, its leaves are covered with a white layer, offering visitors an incredible spectacle. For young and old alike, the wonder is there!

Also take the opportunity to take a ride to the ice rink installed right next door. You will be able to jump on the ice while enjoying the view of the Christmas tree.

Stroll through the city's Christmas markets

From November, several Christmas markets are set up in New York. That of Bryant Park is very popular because of its decorations, its location and the products offered. Another advantage: the ice rink of this park which offers a beautiful view of the Empire State Building. Here, a warm Christmas atmosphere guaranteed!

The market Columbus Circle also worth a look. It has hundreds of stands presenting all kinds of products. AT Union Square, another Christmas market attracts many visitors. Located in the heart of Manhattan, it will allow you to immerse yourself in the Christmas atmosphere before continuing your discovery of the city.

If it's too cold, go to the train station Grand Central to enjoy an indoor Christmas market. You will discover an incredible building, an exceptional setting and many stands exhibiting artisanal products.

New York in the snow: contemplate the Christmas lights

In addition to the Rockefeller Center tree and the Christmas markets, New York under the snow is also magical illuminations. As Christmas approaches, department stores like Macy's are bursting with creativity to decorate their windows and interiors. Something to catch your eyes!

And for even more magic, go to the neighborhood of Dyker Heights in Brooklyn where the inhabitants decorate their home in an extraordinary way : snowflakes, Santa Claus, reindeer… The decorations and illuminations are a real spectacle. If it snows, the magic will be all the greater!

Attend musicals and shows

New York under the snow is also an ideal time to go to see a musical comedy on Broadway: Aladdin, The Lion King, Cats… There are many shows on the bill!

Do not miss the famous Radio City Music Hall which, during the Christmas holidays, offers a full house show: the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. If you want to attend, don't forget to reserve your seats in advance.

Spend the end of the year holidays in New York

New York under the snow is of course the perfect opportunity to spend wonderful end of year celebrations. Changing the year in New York is therefore an excellent idea to start the news well, especially since its passage is formidable. To celebrate the event in style, head to Times Square to witness the famous countdown. Fireworks are also launched over New York Bay.

Spending the New Year in New York has plenty of surprises in store for you!

Visit the city's museums

New York is a cultural city where many many museums are located : the MoMA if you like contemporary and modern art, the MET, the largest museum in New York, the Guggenheim museum, another museum of modern art, but with an atypical facade, the Museum of Natural History which houses many specimens or the Madame Tussauds museum, a wax museum where you can meet your favorite stars.

For aviation fans, note that the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum is built into the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid.

Very different, the museum of September 11 which pays homage to the victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001. You will discover there debris of the twin towers, fire helmets and other objects of this tragedy. 

Go shopping

If the temperatures are low during the day, take the opportunity to explore the stores. Good plan: Boxing Day is a day sales in New York. You can then do good business and find some gifts to take home.

Visiting New York in the snow therefore has some nice surprises in store for you. But this period is also ideal for taking advantage of low prices. In fact, the prices of plane tickets and hotels fall during the winter period. In addition, there are fewer people, which will allow you to enjoy your stay even more. Have a nice trip !

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