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Things to Do in NYC This Season

The Best New York City Activities for Every Season

There are many benefits to traveling to New York City, but the greatest part is the magnitude of nearby attractions. When you stay at Hotel Wales, you're placed in the culture center of the world with adventure located at every corner. Whether you’re in town for an entire week or a quick getaway, your itinerary is going to fill up quickly.

Explore the Upper East Side using our neighborhood guide, and plan your visit around our top picks for the best winter and spring New York City activities below.

Ice Skating

Experience one of New York City’s most classic winter events: ice skating. With locations all around the city, it’s easy to enjoy a day of outdoor fun. Open through late winter and early spring, some of our favorite spots for skating include the classic Rink at Rock Center and the Wollman Rink in Central Park.


Sports fans visiting the city in the winter and spring seasons be sure to catch a game of one of the city’s major teams. From basketball featuring the New York Knicks or hockey featuring the New York Rangers, witness these nationally ranked teams in their world-famous home venue, Madison Square Garden.

Art & Museums

Within a short range of our Upper East Side hotel are some of the world’s most famous museums. During the winter, stay indoors at the Met, Met Breuer, Guggenheim, or the American Museum of Natural History. As temperatures start to rise, make a trip over to the outdoor Met Cloisters, which is located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River. Discover more area museums using our museum guide.

Cherry Blossoms

A hallmark of spring in the city is the sudden bloom of cherry blossoms throughout the city. Walk the colorful paths of Central Park and witness the beautiful trees bring during the spring. Other popular destinations for viewing cherry blossoms in the city include the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

Hotel Wales makes the perfect starting point for winter and spring activities in the city. Reserve your stay with us today!

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