Despite the cold weather and occasional snow storm, New York is a great destination to visit in the winter. Even after the holiday season, there’s still so much to keep busy with. Having lived here my whole.. entire.. life.. (say that nice and slow), I would hope I know a thing or two about this remarkable city. By no means is this a comprehensive guide (heck, you can’t even break the surface in a mere 48 hours), but it should help plan your short stay in the big apple and keep your cold weather blues away! 🙂 A quick tip- if you’re planning on sticking to this itinerary (and trust me, it’s a good one), a hotel near Times Square would be best.
Ice skating not your thing? Choose to meander around Central Park for a while instead. The park is 2.5 miles long, so be sure not to get lost! There are large maps around the park, or print out a copy of your own beforehand. If you do in fact get lost, don’t be ashamed- ask someone nearby- NYers are always giving out directions!
Grab some breakfast nearby in order to get to Rockefeller Center early. Admire the views from the Top of the Rock, and be sure to look out for the fascinating Central Park in the distance.
Walk around Times Square until you get hungry, then head to a nearby restaurant for some lunch. Opt for some NY style pizza or grab some Shake Shack- both lunches that scream NYC.
You can’t leave NYC without seeing something on Broadway! Order tickets before you arrive, and leave some time in your schedule open for a fantastic performance! My favorites include Hairspray, Rent, and Avenue Q, and I’ve heard that the Book of Mormon is phenomenal, as is The Lion King and Wicked.
Now’s a good time to head back to the hotel room and finally rest your head on your pillow. It’s been a long (and probably chilly/snowy) two days.
It sure is chilly in New York in the winter time, but you can still squeeze in a lot in 48 hours. Just make sure to grab a lot of hot chocolate and stay indoors when it’s snowing!