Anyone who has survived a chilly winter in New York City (NYC) knows it isn’t much fun being in the great outdoors during that season. The snow and the sub zero temperatures just don’t provide a comfortable atmosphere for outdoors entertainment during your free time. The good news is that, this is NYC, the largest city in America. There are thousands of indoor activities for your enjoyment and comfort. Here are a few ideas you might want to consider.
The Shopping Spree
NYC has long been known as one of the elite fashion destinations in the world. With great stores such as Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Ave, it’s hard to not get lost in the shopping experience. A stroll down Madison Ave. will lead you to Barneys New York where you will find some of the edgiest fashion in the world. If you wish to go a little more casual, a trip to the Grand Central terminal might be the right spot for you. There, you will find the original cheesecake along with some amazing restaurants and a slew of stores and boutiques. Technology geeks will enjoy the Apple store, a two story facility where visitors can test drive all of the latest technology.
The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers
For those individuals who are use to an active outdoor lifestyle, The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers is the perfect compliment for those icy months of winter. This exercise mecca is loaded with recreational exercise activities for the entire family. The incredible facilities provide a spotless locker room and shower area for before and after the activities. The activities include basketball, swimming, boxing, a fitness area with state-of-the-art equipment, a running track and even jousting. For the extreme outdoor enthusiasts, the massive rock climbing wall will provide as much of a challenge as any outdoor rock formation.
While many folks are used to the night life of Broadway, many of the shows feature matinee showings making Broadway a great indoor destination day and night. You can start with a nice lunch at the many fine restaurants and cafes in the areas adjacent to the show center. You can catch a cab just in time to see plays and musicals such as “The Bridges of Madison County”, “Cabaret”, “Chicago”, “Jersey Boys” and “The Lion King” as well as many other features. Also, the matinee prices might be worth the trip into the city during daytime.
Winter may be a great time to relax and bring a little culture into your life. NYC has some of the finest museums in the world. You can spend many days admiring the great historical artwork found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The Natural History Museum has fascinating exhibits about nature, the ocean and dinosaurs. The newest edition to the museum circuit is Ripley’s Believe It or Not! which showcases some of the strangest and bizarre oddities known to mankind.
When in NYC, the weather should never be the reason to lock yourself indoors. There are literally thousand of fun and exciting indoor destinations waiting for you all around the city. If you can find something of interest, you just aren’t trying hard enough.