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Self-Guided Tour of New York in Winter

'Tis the season to hibernate… Or is it? Most people would choose to hide indoors when temperatures drop and snow falls, but we think differently. Winter presents the opportunity to explore New York with a substantially lower number of people out and about. Here are our suggestions for those perfect winter days.

Take a Walk

Start your winter outing by taking an invigorating walk around one of New York’s parks. While Central Park does offer the most stunning scenery, our beloved High Line is open in winter, weather permitting. If you’re looking to get some elevated views of New York covered in snow, this is the perfect time to take a stroll along this unique urban park.

Grab a Snack in a Food Market

You’ll want to warm up a little after that walk. Whether you are in Chelsea or Midtown, you’re never far from great eateries. What about visiting one of New York’s best food markets to sample a little bit of everything? If you are planning to go to the High Line, the Chelsea Food Market is along the way. If you’re in Bryant Park or Central Park, head to Grand Central Food Market instead.

Practice Winter Sports

There’s no avoiding Central Park if you want to brush up on your cross country skiing or snowshoeing skills. These sports are the ultimate winter activities, especially if you want to get fit during winter! All you need is to make sure there are at least six inches of snow covering the ground.

Drink Something Warm

Whether you took a long walk or went cross country skiing in Central Park, we are ready to bet that by now you’re in dire need of a heart-warming drink. Take a look at some of our favorite rooftop bars in New York, some of which are open during winter. If all you want is a cozy and rich drink, we have put together a list of warm winter cocktails you must try this season.

Finish the day snuggling in front of a fireplace right in your own room at Royalton New York! Book the fireplace package and relax by the fire after taking in New York’s best winter sights.