Plan a New York Winter Trip - Just Like In the Movies



New York City in the winter months provides an ultimate seasonal getaway, a world-class city as exciting as any of the hundreds of movies filmed there year-round. Cast yourself in a leading role this winter and star in a big city adventure. The lights of Broadway, world-class museums, Central Park and the historic Statue of Liberty are just a few of the unabashed pleasures that await the winter visitor to New York City.

Picture yourself twirling around the ice rink in Rockefeller Center (You wouldn’t fall, right? Not in the movies.), or strolling down Fifth Avenue, peering into elaborate holiday window displays unveiled inside high-end retailers from Bergdorf-Goodman to Lord & Taylor, from Barneys to Bloomingdales and Saks. Top designers turn their skills to creating animated wonders for children and families alike; Macy’s windows recreate scenes from “Miracle on 34th Street,” complete with Santa. With themes ranging from mechanical holiday characters to sophisticated fashion design, the window displays begin attracting visitors in mid-November.

At the Empire State Building, make your way to the Observation Deck, where the camera will capture your look of wonder as you recall King Kong’s fateful stance, gazing at the suddenly tiny city spread out below. Back at street level, check out beautiful Central Park, blanketed in snowy white, from your horse-drawn carriage, and then board a ferry for the historical sites of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to round out the day, before the director yells “Cut!”

It never hurts to come n under budget, too. That might mean a sequel.

To make the most of your time and budget, New York Pass coupons offer a comprehensive array of activities for one price. Each pass is available for a set time limit of one to seven days and includes prepaid unlimited admission to more than 55 local attractions.

By evening when the bright lights beckon, take a star turn through Times Square, basking in the glare of the spotlights and flashing neon marquees overhead. Not-to-be-missed cultural attractions include the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim, and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum is a must-stop for families with children or those of an extreme playful nature. The Radio City Music Hall Stage Door tour and NBC Studio tour are recommended for entertainment buffs, and are included attractions with New York Pass coupons.

With the cameras still rolling there are neighborhoods to explore, from Little Italy to Chinatown and Wall Street. And before it’s time to call it a wrap, take a moment to savor classic city fare, from a New York-style pizza slice to world-class deli favorites. Round out the vacation by taking in a Broadway show, visiting a Greenwich Village jazz club or catching an opera at Lincoln Center. You’re the star of this winter adventure, and your Big Apple options are limitless.

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