With all of the ways to celebrate the winter season in New York, it can be overwhelming to decide which sights and scenes are worth your while. Here at H+B, we’ve compiled a list of the best cold weather activities, shops, and treats the city has to offer. Whether you’re a native or a tourist, let our guide help you navigate the beautiful chaos that is winter in New York.
Marie Belle Cacao Bar
The decadence of the Marie Belle Cacao Bar offers the perfect setting for an afternoon shopping break. Guests can choose from an impressive menu of milk, dark, and white hot chocolate variations that come with unique add-ins like freshly ground hazelnuts or dark roasted espresso.
484 Broome St., New York, NY 10013
M-T 11am-7pm, F-S 11am-8pm
At nearly double the size of the Rockefeller Center rink, Wollman Rink has been a city staple since 1949. Guests can enjoy a skate against the unbeatable backdrop of historic Central Park. Pro tip: get there early to avoid long lines at skate rental.
830 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10065
M-Tu. 10am-2:30pm, W-Th. 10am-10pm, F-S 10am-11pm, Su. 10am-9pm
Four Seasons Pool Room
With a design philosophy that matches their name, the Four Seasons Pool Room is a veritable tribute to the holiday season during the winter months. Be sure to try the Pumpkin Mole Soup and Chocolate Pecan Cake with bourbon caramel sauce for a truly decadent experience.
99 East 52nd St., New York, NY 10022
Lunch M-F 12pm-3pm, Dinner M-F 5pm-10pm, S 5-11. Closed Sundays.
Whitney Museum of American Art
With its recent move to the trendy Meatpacking district, the Whitney is officially the coolest museum in New York. Now through May 1, be sure to check out Laura Poitras: Astro Noise, an exhibit exploring themes of modern politics and conflict. Don't forget to stop by the museum's restaurant, Untitled, whose fresh cuisine and inventive menu are making the Whitney a destination for art fans and foodies alike.
99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014
M, W, Th., Su. 10:30am-6pm, F-S 10:30am-10pm. Closed Tuesdays.