The concrete jungle is teeming with adventure, especially around the holidays. So whether you’re looking to take a solo trip or to make a grand family excursion, there are many sights to see and things to do in the Big Apple. Read on below to learn how you can make the most of your holidays in NYC.
For the Solo Traveler
Maybe you’re just looking to get away from your day-to-day life and need some quality time with yourself. Not to worry, NYC is the perfect place to explore if you are looking for some me time. If you go at the beginning of December, be sure to check out Columbus Circle Holiday Market, which is located at Central Park and filled with gifts for the whole family made by local artisans and designers. If holiday markets are your thing, you can also check out Union Square Holiday Market or Winter Village at Bryant Park. You could even make a day of it and finish off your shopping for all your friends and family in one fell swoop.
If you are looking for something a little bit more off the beaten path or are passionate about zombies, be sure to check out Walker Stalker Con that is happening in early December. Along with getting your fill of the undead, you can also meet celebrities like Kyla Kenedy from “The Walking Dead.”
For Traveling with a Group
Maybe you’ve had enough me time and are looking to bring your friends and family together for the holidays in NYC. If you’re looking to mix it up and try something new, you could check out “Nutcracker Rouge” at Minetta Lane Theater for a burlesque take on the age-old classic. Or if classic is more your style, you could check out the tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center. Follow this up with a trip to Brooklyn to see the play “Annie” at the Kings Theatre or “Matilda the Musical” on Broadway. Be sure to get tickets ahead of time, so you can be sure there will be enough seats for the entire group and you can all be seated together.
If your fellow travelers are more the athletic type, you could also sign up for the Santa Shuffle, where you can dress up as Santa, run a 5k and enjoy cookies and milk after the race. The Shuffle happens on three different days, so depending on when you plan on traveling, you can be sure to arrive in time for the race. If you like music, be sure to check out the Winter Solstice Celebration at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. You can experience the longest night of the year with song, dance and merriment. Visit paulwinter.com to learn more about how you can get tickets and what to expect.
Whether you’re traveling solo or with family and friends, NYC is packed with a wide variety of adventure that everyone can enjoy.