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5 Reasons to Visit NYC This Winter

NYC is calling your name this winter for these five reasons alone. 

Head-raising skyscrapers, big dreams, and a city that never sleeps—there are countless reasons to move to New York City. Of course, not everyone can afford to live in the Big Apple. Luckily, NYC is still an amazing place to visit. Here are five reasons why you should make the trip this winter.

Rockefeller Center

Whether it snows or shines, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a sight to see, and the annual tree lighting will make you want to move to NYC (or simply visit Manhattan on a yearly basis).


Visiting Broadway is a gifted tourist and New Yorkers like to receive on a year-round basis, but there’s something special about seeing a show when you’re all wrapped up in the winter. Shows in NYC are reason enough to make the trek, and TodayTix provides the best prices for Broadway shows and beyond.

Ice Skating

It doesn’t matter if you lace up your blades at Rockefeller Center or in Central Park—ice skating outdoors during the wintertime is magical.

The Winter Lights

The days are shorter during the winter, but the lights of NYC brighten up the streets, buildings, trees, and your mood. From the holiday decorations (and, of course, the Rockefeller Christmas Tree) to the Times Square Ball, NYC is lit during the holidays and wintertime.

Less Crowded

New York City has the potential to be busy year-round and at all times of the day—because it’s one of the greatest cities on the planet—but the colder temps tend to mean fewer tourists. And fewer tourists tend to mean less crowded. While NYC is a place to visit every month of the year, shorter lines is yet another perk of visiting in the winter.

There are a million and one reasons to visit NYC this winter, next winter, and every winter after that. Whether you want to catch a show, ice skate outside, or take in all the lights and a massive Christmas tree, NYC has you covered. Just remember to bring your jacket.