While the summer is the peak of the tourism season in the big apple, there are still a lot of fun and interesting things that can be enjoyed in the winter months. The city that never sleeps is just as much an insomniac in the winter and there are certain events that can only be enjoyed after the leaves fall from the trees.
Skating on Blades of Steel
Ice Skating is one of the most entertaining events in which a person can partake. The effortless gliding generates a very unique sensation and the exercise is a nice bonus. Places like Wolman rink are great, outdoor skating venues and there are literally dozens of people from every walk of life participating simultaneously. Find some great ice rinks here: Ice rinks in New York City
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
For 2 days in February, the finest hounds in the world are gathered in one location for an epic display of canine superiority. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is one of the most famous in the world and breeders from every corner of the globe come to participate. This winter’s event will be held on February 10-11 at the legendary Piers 92/94 venue in Manhattan. Next year’s competition is speculated to feature more than 3,000 of the most pedigreed animals in the world, and anyone who truly loves dog breeding should be in attendance. More infos and tickets: http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org
The Time Square Ball Drop
While there are a number of Events and special occasions that take place in New York City during the winter months, the annual, new year’s ball drop is the granddaddy of them all. This super spectacle is one of the largest tourist attractions on Earth as nearly 1 million people flock to time square to watch the ball slowly descend down a modified flagpole. The ball descends 141 feet and it takes exactly 60 seconds to do so.
The first ball drop ever in Times Square took place on December 31, 1907. Since then, the spectacle has grown into a worldwide phenomenon as multiple media outlets choose to broadcast the epic event. The celebrations and concerts begin early December 31 and go on well into the next morning. This is the one event that a person touring New York City in the winter wouldn’t want to miss. Attendees are not permitted to bring bags and alcohol into the event, but fortunately, there a number of vendors and restaurants present to provide refreshments.
New York City is the greatest city on Earth regardless of the time of year one chooses to visit. There is always something to do, and the winter months are just as exciting as the summer and spring. People who only visit the big apple in the warmer months should consider revising their travel plans so that they may experience some of the greatest spectacles on Earth.
Of course there is a lot more…