5 NYC Winter Wonderland Experiences
The holidays are over: the eggnog has been drunk, decorations put away, and New Years resolutions have been made and broken. What do you do with the rest of your winter? Don’t fret – there are still many things to do in the New York metropolitan area to make your winter magical. We have compiled a list of five ways to spend the day enjoying frosty fun that are just a short trip away from our Hoboken at Novia property.
Central Park: Sledding, Puppetry, and The Tavern on the Green
After a morning of sledding, take the kids to see the marionette show at the Swedish Cottage. Now through February, they are showing a modern take on Sleeping Beauty called, Wake Up, Daisy! which tells the story of Daisy, a vibrant young girl living in an apartment overlooking Central Park.
Looking for activities that are less family and more romance? Grab your significant other and take a horse drawn carriage tour of Central Park – enjoy the snow covered hills and fields, watch the ice skaters and check out Belvedere Castle in the snow. Be sure to end it at one of the most iconic restaurants in New York City: Central Park’s Tavern on the Green.
Rockefeller Center and Alice’s Teacup: Ice Skating and a Cuppa
One of the most iconic NYC things to do in winter is to go ice skating at The Rink at Rockefeller Center.It is rumored that the idea for The Rink was inspired by a Depression-era skate salesman who demonstrated his product by skating on the frozen water of the Rockefeller Center fountain. Whether or not this was true, ice skating in Rockefeller Center has been a winter tradition since 1936. Ticket prices range from $11.00 – $61.00, depending on the date and times. It gets rather crowded, so you’ll want to buy your tickets ahead of time and show up early.
Broadway Week and Restaurant Week: Dinner and a Show
Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and The Russian Tea Room: Getting Fancy
Immerse yourself in culture and old world New York with a meal at The Russian Tea Room and a night at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center . Enjoy an afternoon tea with sandwiches, sweet pastries, and cakes or an early dinner with a menu that includes borscht, caviar and Beouf Wellington.
Exhausted after the holiday hoopla? January is the time to treat yourself to a day of self care at Sojo Spa in Edgewater, NJ. Just a short ride from Dharma Home Suites Hoboken at Novia by car or public transportation, Sojo has everything you need to defrost and detoxify from a crazy holiday season: multiple saunas, a bathhouse, cryotherapy, volcanic body scrubs, and even a sand bath. Spend the day detoxifying and then make your way to the Food Hall for a diverse selection of delicious food and beverage options including healthful Korean cuisine, sandwiches, salads and more. Enjoy the view and a hot beverage or sweet treat in their heated outdoor space, the Infinity Lounge during the Winter season
Spend the day at Dharma Hoboken at Novia
One of the great things about winter is that it makes it easy to enjoy Hygge – the Danish concept that encompasses a cozy feeling or quality that makes one feel content and comfortable. You can create that feeling easily at Dharma Hoboken at Novia.
Spend the day baking cookies in our fully stocked kitchen or just make some popcorn and enjoy our serene space. You can take a mug of hot chocolate to the rooftop and watch the boats travel down the Hudson or walk to the second floor and take a hot yoga class at our onsite yoga studio, Real Hot Yoga . Whether you decide to stay in or go out, you have many options to make January a Winter Wonderland experience.