Post # 1
My FH and i will be spending part of our honeymoon in NYC over Christmas and New Year. We’ll be there from 22 Dec to 5 Jan.
New York is such a special place for us, so of course we have to go back there on our honeymoon.
I havent been there around Christmas and New Year though and was hoping some of the Bees who are locals or have been there around that time could give me some advice on special things we could do while we’re there.
Post # 3
OMGAWSH, my fave time of the year in NY is Christmas. The one drawback is how many tourists there are, but there are so may positives that it makes up for it: the city is beautiful, people are nice, the sales! lol
I suggest going ice skating by the tree at Rockefeller center. It’s kinda expensive considering there are other, bigger outdoor rinks, but I think the experience is worth it.
I would look into trying out different food trucks (there are sites, I don’t have handy – maybe another bee does) where you can locate them. Food trucks are all the rage now and they’re much cheaper, so you’ll save money by doing food trucks for food and then you can splurge for expensive meals at nice restaurants later.
If you do a quick search on the side, you’ll see tons of people have asked for things to do – other than just walking around window shopping and going to see the tree, my suggestions are pretty standard. If you want to see the statue of liberty, take the Staten Island ferry (it’s cheaper and does the same thing). Go to top of the rock to get a great view of the entire city. Just walk around the shops that are decorated so pretty!
As for New Years – are you planning on doing Times Square? Or going to a club? I’ve never done Times Square, so I don’t have any suggestions for that, but if you’re going to a club, I recommend getting tickets in advance.
Post # 4
I’d reccommend Bryant Park as a stop. They have an ice skating rink and christmas village all set up. It’s really pretty and actually where I got engaged so I may be biased 🙂
Post # 5
I’d go see the Rockettes for the Radio City Christmas Show, go to Bryant Park , Grand Central Station and Union Square for thier shopping villages, see The tree in Rockefeller center. See the Holiday Train show at the NY Botanical gardens and the light show at the Bronx Zoo.
Just dont do this on the weekends…..it’s packed.
Post # 6
One of our favorite cities at the best time of the year!
Whoever suggested ice skating at Rockefeller Center is spot on! Yes, it’s more expensive. Yes, it’s touristy, but c’mon, you check off “skate at Rockefeller Center” from your bucket list!
Load up on childhood candy favorites at Dylan’s Candy Bar. Drink frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity (or is it Serendipity 2?).
In total agreement about looking at all of the fabulous window displays at Macy’s, Tiffany & Co, Bergdorf, etc. They are so imaginative! You’ll feel like a kid again! Same goes for FAO Schwartz, but actually go inside to see everything. The Barbie section is huge and the floor piano from “Big” is pretty neat.
You can also take tours of the city based on TV shows like “Gossip Girl,” “Sex & the City,” “Sopranos,” etc. Then, of course, there are a ton of Broadway & off-Broadway shows to see. If you’re not picky about which show, you can always go to the TKTS booth in Times Square for day-of tickets at like half price.
Some great places to eat are Ed’s Lobster Bar, The Burger Joint (hidden around the corner of the lobby at Le Parker Meridian), Vol de Nuit (great Belgian beer bar), Ed’s Gay 90s (a former speakeasy), Mario Batalli’s Eataly (it’s his super eatery and market in one. Plus, he also has his own restaurants around the city). Let’s face it. You’ll be in NYC. The great dining options are endless!!
Best wishes for a fabulous honeymoon!!!
Post # 7
AUGH! So jealous!
I’m not a local, but I’ve visited a few times and my sister lived in Brookyln for awhile.
I would definitely recommend going to Rockefeller Center to see the giant Christmas tree and to go ice skating.
Also check out FAO Schwartz, the giant toy store – I hear it’s amazing at Christmas!
And Central Park is so gorgeous during any weather, but if it’s snowing I’m sure it’d be even better.