It’s no secret that a winter spent in Boston or New York City can be extremely cold, but that doesn’t mean we have to spend all our time indoors avoiding the weather! Here are some activities that you can and should be doing this winter both indoors and out.
- Get ready to bundle up because we’re taking you ice skating! Frog Pond located in the Boston Common is the perfect place to go ice skating with your friends or family and makes for a perfect night out.
- Looking for somewhere to stay? Check out the January Hotel special at The Colonnade located on Huntington Ave. With the Frosty Fridays special weekend package, you pay the outside temperature in dollars for Friday night plus the low January rate of $289 for Saturday night. It also includes a bundle of some of Boston’s best winter amenities! Call 617-424-7000 or check out the special here: https://www.colonnadehotel.com/offers/frosty-fridays-package17
- Head over to the TD Garden for some fast action on the ice or on the court when you get your tickets to a Bruins or Celtics game. The Gardens convenient location next to the North End makes it easy to get to. Get your tickets here: https://www.tdgarden.com/tickets/
- Do you love Wine? On Friday, January 12th the Boston Harbor Hotel kicked off its 29th “Boston Wine Festival” allowing you to sample more than 50 wines! You will get to enjoy world-famous dinners, wines, brunches and receptions. You definitely do not want to miss out on this. Get your tickets here: http://www.bostonwinefestival.net/event-calendar
- Finally, after a huge snowstorm what’s better than grabbing your hats and mittens and getting out of the house to go sledding? Its both free, and fun! Here are some great locations around Boston for this perfect winter activity.
- Larz Anderson Park in Brookline
- Danehy Park in Cambridge
- Prospect Hill Park in Waltham
New York City
- What better way to stay warm than to attend the Valrhona Hot Chocolate Festival in NYC from January 20th to February 4th. With tons of participating bakeries and beverage professionals creating new hot chocolate recipes specifically for this festival, how could you miss it?! Get your tickets here: https://www.valrhona-chocolate.com/events/hot-chocolate-festival-2018
- What would winter in New York City be like if you didn’t go ice skating?! Head over to the Rockefeller center in NYC to go ice skating at one of the most iconic places in the world to skate at. Or if you want to skip the lines and enormous crowds, try going skating at Prospect Parks Lefrak Center at Lakeside.
- Starting January 22nd New York City Restaurant Week returns for its winter iteration! It includes 3-cours discounted lunch and dinner deals across the city. Make your reservations now and eat your way through restaurant week: https://www.nycgo.com/restaurant-week
- Love to shop? Brooklyn Flea is a perfect tradition for these cold months ahead! Around 60 vendors from 10am to 6pm set up in Brooklyn every Saturday and Sunday. They range from furniture to vintage clothing, so there is a little something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t feel like shopping? At least stop by for the Smorgasburg event that offers street food from vendors across the city! Learn more here: http://brooklynflea.com/
- Grab your winter gear because for our last activity we are heading to Central Park! When the ground is covered in snow what is better than grabbing your sleds and heading for the hills? Pilgrim Hill is one of the steepest and most popular sledding slopes but if you want to avoid a huge crowd you can’t go wrong with sledding at Cedar Hill. And if you don’t feel like sledding you can always walk across the Gapstow Bridge located in Central Park. After a snowstorm it is the best place to see NYC in all its winter glory!
Here at Nickerson we want you to get the most out of this winter season. So, don’t forget to let loose and have some fun, but always remember to stay safe and warm!