The 50 Best Things to Do in February in New York in 2024

What to do in New York in February? We've got you covered!

If you’re wondering what to do in New York in February, you’ve come to the right place! There’s plenty to do and see: February’s major events include the Super Bowl, New York Fashion Week, Valentine’s Day, NYC Winter Restaurant Week, and NYC Broadway Week. Black History Month is celebrated throughout February.

Sports fans won’t be bored in New York in February either, with both NBA (basketball) and NHL (ice hockey) teams playing. As you can see, even if February in New York gets really cold, there is as always a lot to experience and do!

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My Favorite Things to Do in February in NYC

It’s well into winter so that most likely means, a lot of snow and frigid temperatures. With that being said, there are still plenty of things to do in February in New York! In this article, I provide you with some of the best things you can do here in February.

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    Winter Markets Are Still Open in February – Visit the Winter Market in Bryant Park

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    Starting in October (and running through March), it is time once again for the best winter market in New York City to open its doors. The Winter Village in Bryant Park is not only the largest winter market in the city but also by far the nicest on account of its adjacent ice rink and places to shop and eat. This along with its amazing location among all the skyscrapers makes for an amazing winter experience.

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    Spend a romantic Valentine's Day (February 14, 2024)...

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    Valentine’s Day is one of the most celebrated days in New York in Winter (more precisely on February 14th). Our list below includes romantic events, restaurants, photo spots, and fun activities for couples. So, what are the best things to in February in New York during Valentine’s Day? The Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise in New York City is a great idea and a perfect surprise for your loved one. Each couple receives a rose as a welcome gift before the yacht leaves for New York Harbor.

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    ...or do something less romantic: Name a roach at Bronx Zoo!

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    For Valentine’s Day, the Bronx Zoo is once again running a very special promotion: you can give roaches a name. That sounds like a very special gift, doesn’t it? Would your partner be happy if a cockroach had the same name as them?

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    The Best Broadway Shows in February 2024 in New York

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    The answer to whether you should or should not see a Broadway show when visiting New York in February is crystal clear: YES, it absolutely belongs on your bucket list! What is not always as clear, however, is which show to pick.

    In order to help you out, we’ve created an overview of the absolute best Broadway shows in NYC in February!

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    Experience The Super Bowl Hype (February 11, 2024)

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    The Super Bowl is usually held in February and NYC, just like the rest of America, goes crazy during the days leading up to it. In the US, this event is the sporting highlight of the year. The halftime show is one of the very best and every year, big names like Bruno Mars or Beyonce perform during the halftime show. If you’re looking for a nice bar on this night check out our list of the best Super Bowl Bars in NYC.

    My tip: Come on up to The Empire Rooftop Lounge and enjoy the Super Bowl like never before! Join dozens of friendly folk for a fun social where the big game, complete with famous commercials and the epic halftime show, will be shown on two huge screens. Participate in a whole host of contests and try your luck to win one of the grand prizes. Tickets for the Super Bowl Party at Empire Rooftop Lounge are available here.

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    New York Fashion Week (February 9-14, 2024)

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    This is probably one of the most interesting Things to Do in February in New York. Whole streets are closed off and intersections become catwalks. It’s one of the biggest fashion events of the year. For a week, twice a year, influencers, celebrities, editors, photographers and fashionistas from all over the world will make their pilgrimage to New York City to see the new collections from their favorite designers and brands.

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    Astra Lumina: A Night Walk Amongst The Stars (until February 25, 2024)

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    Discover an extraordinary connection between Earth and the stars at Astra Lumina, an enchanting event held in the mystical observatory grounds. At night, fallen stars release astral energy, turning the forest into a celestial pathway for humans to explore. As the night progresses, the stars regenerate, rising to reunite in the night sky, shining brighter than ever. 

    Astra Lumina at Queens Botanical Garden is the 19th enchanting experience in the Lumina Enchanted Night Walk series. Secure your tickets for “Astra Lumina: An Enchanted Night Walk Amongst The Stars” in New York!

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    AirOtic Soirée: A Circus-Style Cabaret Dinner Show (until March 30, 2024)

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    Attention cabaret fans: there’s a new show in the city! You can now see a group of highly talented acrobats in the heart of Manhattan. AirOtic Soirée combines modern burlesque and high-level cirque acrobatics with a menu created by Chef Saul who has already been featured on Good Morning America. After the show, you can enjoy a nice cocktail and meet the cast.

    Every Friday and Saturday throughout January, February, and March you have the opportunity to experience this brand-new sensual show in Hell’s Kitchen.

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    Be part of the Chinese New Year celebrations

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    The Chinese New Year 2024 is the Year of the Dragon and it will start on Saturday, February 10, 2024 (until January 28, 2025) with the New Year Firecracker Ceremony at the Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

    Usually, locals and tourists alike will (obviously) flock to New York City’s Chinatown to celebrate the Lunar New Year. A huge Chinese New Year Parade takes place there every year. The official name of the event is called the Lunar New Year and Festival.

    The parade will take place on Sunday, February 25, 2024 and will go down Mott and Canal Street. It will then make its way down East Broadway and head towards Manhattan Bridge, and it will ultimately end at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. During the parade, there will also be smaller activities going on in Chinatown NYC. It will have all sorts of street vendors and festivities.

     

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    Celebrate Black History Month 2024

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    Don’t miss out on some of the best cultural events of the year during Black History Month in February in NYC. There are many ways to show your appreciation for African-American culture. Head Uptown and explore Harlem and its one of kind soul food restaurants. Harlem will be filled with music events, movie screenings, spoken word performances, and fun parties during Black History Month in New York City.

    My tip: check out my complete guide to Black History Month in New York

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    Pink Pier

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    Experience the world’s first all-pink pier at Watermark, Pier 15 NYC, from January 11th to March 31st, 2024. Choose your date and time and immerse yourself in a delightful pink wonderland. All ages are welcome. Keep in mind that outdoor tickets don’t include indoor seating, so dress warmly for the NYC winter.

    Indulge in cocktails and dining within heated pink igloos or enjoy the outdoor Pink Pier experience. Whether it’s a romantic date night, a birthday celebration, or a get-together with friends and family, this pink pier offers a unique setting. Explore the Lover’s Throne, capture memories in a life-size Sweethearts box, and soak in skyline views across the East River. Don’t miss out on this limited-time, love-filled experience – secure your tickets today!

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    New York Restaurant Week (January 16 - February 4, 2024)

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    Attention food enthusiasts: NYC Restaurant Week will be back in the winter, meaning you can look forward to enjoying cheap meals all over the city. Thousands of travelers and locals look forward to this event every year because it’s a great opportunity to try new cuisines or simply enjoy top-notch meals at decent prices.

    What is NYC Restaurant Week?

    NYC Restaurant Week is a bi-annual event that takes place every summer and winter since 1982. Back then only a few restaurants participated in the promotion, whereas this year’s event counts almost 500 participating restaurants. Over time, the length of the promotion has been extended, so that now we can enjoy almost a full month of great, affordable food instead of just one week.

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    Harry Potter: The Exhibition

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    The Harry Potter: The Exhibition is an immersive experience consisting of several themed galleries. The From Page to Screen Gallery showcases a first edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone within a Gringotts-inspired vault, surrounded by inspirational videos and literary quotes. In the Hogwarts Castle Gallery, visitors encounter multimedia elements like the Whomping Willow, Dementors, and the interactive Marauder’s Map. The Great Hall Gallery provides a space for celebrating magical moments within its iconic architecture, and the Hogwarts Houses Gallery lets visitors connect with their chosen house, offering a celebratory hall with the Sorting Hat and house crests on stained glass windows.

    The exhibition also features the Hogwarts Classrooms Galleries, where guests engage in interactive lessons and games through digital touchscreens, exploring behind-the-scenes secrets of iconic classroom moments. Hagrid’s Hut and The Forbidden Forest offer an immersive Patronus charm experience and the chance to discover iconic creatures. Lastly, an exclusive merchandise collection is available in the onsite retail shop, offering fans a range of themed products, including apparel, jewelry, and edible treats, as well as unique merchandise not found elsewhere in the Wizarding World.

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    Celebrate the National Pizza Day on February 9, 2024 with a delicious pizza

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    Joe’s Pizza is another one of the OG’s when it comes to pizza on Bleecker Street. This spot has been around since 1975, created initially by Pino Pozzuoli, who immigrated from Naples, Italy. Joe’s Pizza is known for having some of the best traditional New York pizza slices in town.

    People love Joe’s Pizza because of the consistency and dedication. They still use the same original recipe from 1975, and it’s still an independently owned business, still supervised by Joe, the founder. So you won’t find any fancy concoctions or slices here. Instead, you’ll find delicious, fresh, New York-style pizza.

    While you can order extra toppings and different specialty pies if you call and request it, the best way to experience Joe’s is by trying one of their cheese, mozzarella, or Sicilian square slices. They also offer fresh salads served family-style upon request if you’re feeling extra hungry!

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    NYC Must-See Week (through February 4, 2024)

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    NYC Must-See Week is an annual event where you get one free ticket for every ticket you buy at selected attractions.These 2-for-1 tickets are super-interesting for New Yorkers and visitors alike.

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    Attend Cupid's Undie Run on February 10

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    Every February, thousands of participants come together in US cities for Cupid’s Undie Run to show their support for people affected by neurofibromatosis. NF is a collective term for genetic disorders that lead to the development of nerve tumors. It affects around one in every 2,000 births.

    The Cupid’s Undie Run is the nation’s largest mile run. Participants run without pants and 100% of all proceeds benefit NF research.

    When? February 10, 2024 | 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

    Start: The DL, 95 Delancey St

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    Go Ice Skating in NYC

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    Ice Skating is definitely one of the things to do in New York in February. The Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center offers a memorable experience in a great setting in front of the city’s most famous Christmas tree. Expect to wait to get into the rink and is considered and one of the most popular to New Yorkers.

    My tip: The Best Ice Rinks in NYC

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    Spring Festival (February 18-19, 2024)

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    Lunar New Year is a significant event in New York City, featuring performances by renowned dance music artists. Spring Festival celebrates the arrival of the new year and the start of spring on the lunar calendar. Attendees can immerse themselves in Chinese cultural traditions, including a vibrant New Year night market, mesmerizing lion dances, and various special activities and festive decorations.

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    BUMP! at The Standard Hotel High Line

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    If you have too much energy during the cold season, I have great news for you! Every winter, the small plaza of The Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District turns into an ice rink. It’s not big, but it’s really beautiful. It’s right next to the High Line and the Whitney Museum. BUMP! is a nostalgic bumper car pop-up on ice where you can live out your inner punk in an 80’s inspired environment. Whether you’re out with friends or looking for an extraordinary date idea, you’ll find it here. After all the fun on ice, you can refuel with a burger or a pizza and a delicious cocktail and enjoy the view over the Hudson River!

    For a short time you can enjoy some of your childhood fantasies here.

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    Visit the Whitney Museum for FREE

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    The Whitney Museum is one of the most popular art museums in New York City and for a good reason. It’s home to some of the most iconic works of art in the world. The Museum offers free admission every Friday evening from 5 to 10 pm and on the second Sunday of each month. These opportunities provide complimentary access to exhibitions, special programs, scenic views, and additional offerings. While there is no admission fee, tickets are necessary, and there is limited capacity.

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    Visit Governors Island

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    Though Governors Island is no longer a secret spot, it hasn’t lost its charm and remains one of our favorite places in New York. Throughout the summer, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of Manhattan from the island, ride bicycles, and participate in a large variety of events hosted here.

    In the past Governors Island closed at the end of October. Now you check it out even during winter and spring! A ferry ride to the island typically costs $4 but if you decide to come on a Saturday or Sunday before noon, it’ll be free!

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    NYC Broadway Week (January 16 - February 4, 2024)

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    Broadway Week is a bi-annual theater celebration offering discounted Broadway tickets since 2011. For every ticket you purchase, you get another one for FREE! Even though it is called Broadway Week, it actually lasts much longer than 7 days.

    Broadway Week is celebrated in New York twice a year: every winter and every summer. The next NYC Broadway Week will take place in the summer, typically in September. Once the exact dates are published, we will be sure to let you know. Sometimes, Broadway Week takes place at the same time as Restaurant Week and is typically followed by Off-Broadway Week about one week later.

    My tip: These are the Best Broadway Shows in NYC

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    Off-Broadway Week starts February 12, 2024

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    Off-Broadway Week is a bi-annual event that offers you 2-for-1 tickets. Besides Broadway Week or Restaurant Week, it is one of the most longed-for events in New York. Even though it is called Off-Broadway Week, it is never just one week but spans over almost two weeks.

    Off-Broadway theaters are located all over the city, so be sure to double-check the theater location before you go! This is my list of 31 amazing Off-Broadway Theaters in NYC.

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    Cinderella The Musical - A Great Off-Broadway Show at The Players Theatre

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    The Players Theatre in New York City is a historic and multifaceted performing arts venue nestled in the heart of Greenwich Village. Constructed in 1907, this architectural gem was transformed into a theater in the late 1950s, becoming a cultural cornerstone in the neighborhood. Its rich history and versatility have made it a magnet for performing artists and theater enthusiasts alike.

    Step into Cinderella’s enchanting world, where the beloved fairy tale comes to life. Join her as she overcomes challenges with the help of her singing mice friends, a magical pumpkin carriage, and a fairy godmother. While she may lose a shoe, the memories you create with your family during this timeless musical will last a lifetime! This adaptation by Michael Sgouros & Brenda Bell captures the essence of the classic story, showcasing Cinderella’s resilience and her journey to win the Prince’s heart. Enjoy pre-show family activities before our Saturday 3 pm and Sunday 11 am performances.

    • When? February 25 until April 7, 2024 | Saturdays at 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm; Sundays at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
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    Have a drink at Magic Hour Rooftop's Pink Winter Lodge

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    Magic Hour Rooftop has been transformed into the Pink Winter Lodge – Neon Frost Edition, welcoming guests until March 2024. The lodge features a vibrant carousel adorned with neon accents, pink trees, and metallic skis, offering ample photo opportunities with stunning Empire State Building views. Enjoy themed cocktails, delectable treats, and a range of exciting experiences during your visit.

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    Visit one of New York's Amazing Art Exhibitions at MoMa PS1

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    Check out the local art scene in the MoMa Ps1 art exhibit, featuring work from 47 local, contemporary artists. This exhibit explores art-making in New York history, the resilience of artists, and the feelings connected with art. You’ll see a huge emphasis on foreign-born artists, their work full of Egyptian, Iranian, Tunisian, Nigerian, Mexican, Argentinian, and Indian influences. There is also an abundance of Native American artists to enjoy.

    My tip: Here you find the Best Art Exhibitions in New York City.

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    Free Fridays at MoMA

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    The Museum of Modern Art in NYC, commonly known as the MoMA, is one of the largest and most influential modern and contemporary art museums in the world. Since it houses an extensive collection of over 150,000 works of art, ranging from painting and sculpture to photography, design, and film, the MoMA is a popular destination for art enthusiasts and offers a unique experience for those who want to explore the world of modern and contemporary art.

    Every day from 4:00 PM to close there is a “Pay-what-you-wish” admission which means that visitors can pay what they can afford for admission to the museum.

    However, that’s not all! In addition to the Pay-what-you-wish policy the MoMA is free for all New Yorkers on every first Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm.

    Please note that the Free Fridays & Pay-what-you-wish policy only apply to New York State residents!

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    Spend the day in one of the best museums of NYC

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    The wintry season is perfect for a museum visit to New York, and the Big Apple really doesn’t lack choices. After the theatrical release of “The Night of Museum” series, (The first movie took place in the New York Museum of Natural History) you really feel like going to the place of the event? In the footsteps of dinosaurs, aborigines and many other historical creatures, the Natural History Museum on Central Park West is always a good idea for a museum outing.

    My tip: These are the 36 Best Museums in NYC

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    Experience New York in February quite relaxed with a Dinner Cruise

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    I am quite a big fan of the boat tours with dinner in New York. It’s warm inside, jazzy music plays and there’s delicious food (and drinks). And during the whole cruise you see the wintry New York with its impressive skyline.

    Here are our  recommendations for dinner cruises, brunch cruises, lunch cruises and jazz cruises in NYC during wintertime.

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    Explore New York's iconic vintage show Manhattan Vintage (February 2-4, 2024)

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    Vintage lovers will get their money’s worth on February 2,3 and 4, 2024. At New York’s iconic vintage show “Manhattan Vintage”, over 90 dealers will present not only jewelry and clothing but also accessories and antique textiles. The history of fashion from the 20th and 21st centuries is presented here in its full range and makes the hearts of fashion fans of all ages beat faster.

    If you love shopping in New York you shouldn’t miss this event in the beautiful Chelsea neighborhood and discover the extraordinary world of vintage!

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    Winter Shopping at Woodbury Common Outlet Center

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    Shopping addicts will have their money’s worth in February too. You can either stroll the city’s wintry streets or take a trip to the Woodbury Common Outlet Center. You will not only find many famous brands at lower prices, but also a large food hall with a wide selection of different sweet and savory dishes.
    You can already save money on your way to the outlet, because the bus ride is included in some of the passes, for example the New York Pass.

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    Visit Mercer Labs at the Museum of Arts and Technology

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    Mercer Labs presents a groundbreaking transformation of the museum experience through its innovative exhibition. Spanning fifteen experimental spaces, this exhibition is designed to bridge the gap between art and technology in captivating ways. Interactive encounters, immersive installations, and unique listening experiences redefine the viewer’s connection to art.

    Within this exhibition, Roy Nachum embarks on a journey of deconstruction and reconstruction, fundamentally reshaping the relationship between art and technology. ‘Limitless’ serves as a physical embodiment of the artist’s dreams, delving into his psyche, childhood memories, and vision of nature. Viewers are invited to step inside his work, traversing the boundary between narrative and abstraction. By leveraging digital tools and machine intelligence, he challenges human perception and explores the intricate spatial framework of source imagery and technical direction.

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    Enjoy breath-taking views from one of the amazing observation decks

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    You know what’s really unique about New York? The view of the (most likely) snow-covered Central Park from one of the observation decks! With the Top of the Rock, The Edge Hudson Yards and the SUMMIT One Vanderbilt you have three to choose from!

    And then there’s the One World Observatory and the Empire State Building. No matter which observation deck you choose, you’ll have an amazing view of the city!

    My tip: if you are cold, you can go inside and enjoy the view from the inside. Because each of the observation decks (except for the Empire State Building) has additional floors with floor-to-ceiling windows.

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    If you want to visit several observations decks, attractions and tours in New York, check out the New York sightseeing passes. You can save up to 60% on the ticket price!

    To find out which New York Pass is the best for you, check out my New York Pass Comparison.

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    Celebrate Presidents' Day (February 19, 2024)

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    Though officially called Washington’s Birthday, Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday intended to honor all of those who have served in the office as president of the United States.

    Originally held on February 22nd every year to honor the first president of the United States, George Washington, it is now held on the third Monday of February each year, where the date ranges from February 15th to February 21st. Though the official name of the holiday varies from state to state, it is largely intended to celebrate two of the most important presidents in American history – George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

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    Celebrate the Birthday of Grand Central Station on February 2nd, 2024

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    Grand Central Station is probably the most famous commuter station in the world. Every single day, thousands of locals and tourists walk through this busy and fast-paced terminal. This New York City commuter rail terminal has been featured in numerous movies and TV shows and is an iconic location within the city. Tourists who visit NYC make sure that Grand Central is part of their itinerary.

    111 years ago, back in 1913 Grand Central Terminal was opened. Come and marvel at this world-famous and beautiful train station on its birthday!

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    One of my favorites things to do in February in NYC: The High Line Winter Tour (free)

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    The High Line Park takes you along the old tracks of the elevated railway to the Meatpacking District. Thanks to the initiative “Friends of the High Line” the park exists at all, because originally the construction was supposed to be torn down. And the best thing? They offer free tours!

    • When? Wednesdays at 10 am & Saturdays at 12 pm
    • Where? At the Gansevoort Street entrance
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    Participate the Central Park Half Marathon (February 25, 2024)

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    In February the Central Park Half Marathon will take place in wintry New York City. The start is near 96th Street on West Drive and the course takes you two and a half laps through the park before you finally cross the finish line at 102nd Street.

    For those who find 13 miles too much, there is a 5k race that starts a bit further south and ends at the same place as the half marathon. Central Park is beautiful also during winter and so you can combine sightseeing and sports.

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    Visit a Rooftop Bar in February (really!)

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    As you probably already know, one of the best things in New York in February are the rooftop bars! Even in winter the season is not over yet, because with radiant heaters, free blankets and warm rooftop lounges you can make yourself comfortable there even in icy temperatures. The great view will warm your heart.

    At 230 Fifth near the Flatiron building, you can even sit in a heated igloo while enjoying a breathtaking view of the skyline – how cool is that!

    For more tips, check out our article on the best fall & winter rooftop bars in New York.

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    See the New York Rangers in the Madison Square Garden

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    The atmosphere at a Rangers game is unparalleled and home games are played in the heart of Manhattan, at the most prestigious arena, Madison Square Garden. Ice hockey has some of the most loyal fans of all the sports categories, and you will notice that right away at a Rangers game. It’s intense and it’s a spectacle that is not to be missed!

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    Enjoy the view of the East River from the Brooklyn Bridge

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    The Brooklyn Bridge is an official landmark of the city, which you should not miss even in winter. Make sure to walk across the impressive bridge and enjoy the unique view across the East River to Brooklyn in the clear winter air. And while you’re on the bridge, take a stroll to Brooklyn Bridge Park.

    GET A WARMING COFFEE AND ENJOY THE SPECTACULAR VIEWS!

    Due to the cold wind, it can get really icy on the Brooklyn Bridge in winter. The best time to try your luck on some warming sunshine is around noon on the bridge.

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    Take a Walk in the Wintry Central Park

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    Central Park should not be missing from any Things to Do in New York in February! The green lung of the city is a true winter wonderland during the cold season. It is therefore also a popular destination for New Yorkers. Stroll through the park under snow-covered trees and let yourself be enchanted by the play of lights on the frozen water surfaces in the evening.

    Walking through Central Park in the cold is magical! If there’s snow, it’s even more amazing.

    If you want to be more adventurous, start in Harlem and walk down Central Park towards Midtown. Too often we catch ourselves starting on Fifth Avenue at the Plaza Hotel in Central Park. There is so much more to explore than just that part of Central Park.

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    Have some fun at the American Dream Mall in New Jersey

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    Attention shoppers: the Greater New York City area is now home to one of the largest malls in the nation – the American Dream mall. After many years of waiting and constant delays, the massive shopping and entertainment complex is already open.

    The American Dream complex is much more than just a mall. Besides hundreds of shops, you will also find an unbelievable number of entertainment facilities here. As a matter of fact, the complex is almost split evenly between shopping and entertainment.

    My tip: You can not only go shopping at the American Dream Mall. You can also visit a waterpark, a snow park, a Nickelodeon theme park, and more!

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    Spend some time in Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown

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    Now known for their many excellent restaurants, shops and tourism, Manhattan’s SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown neighborhoods offer the most varied stories of New York City. Take a 2-hour tour with a local guide and discover hidden gems and 19th century buildings.

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    Cheer on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium

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    Compared the Jets, the NY Giants enjoy the more dominant fanbase in New York. If you ask us, it’s absolutely worth it to go watch a game of either team just to feel the incredible atmosphere and energy in the stadium. Here’s everything you need to know before heading to a Giants game, including schedule, best seats, and cheap tickets!

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    NBA Games in February 2024

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    Basketball fans, this month is for you. The NBA is in its fifth month. Check out either the New York Knicks or the Brooklyn Nets at either the Madison Square Garden or Barclays Center, respectively.

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    Hop on a cruise during the Winter Season in New York City

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    Exploring the city on a boat is an amazing experience. Even though it can become a little chilly we highly recommend taking the New York City Water Taxi or hop on a Classic Harbor Line Cruise. They all have an indoor seating space where you can protect yourself from the cold in case you need to.

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    Have a drink at Loreley Beer Garden's Snowy Winter Wonderland (until March 3, 2024)

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    Here the Rhine metropolis Cologne meets New York. The owner, Michael Momm, a real „Kölscher Jung“, opened this piece of Germany in the middle of New York in 2003. Here you will find a large selection of German beers (including Kölsch, of course) and good German wines at fair prices, as well as a delicious selection of German dishes.

    Once the holidays are over, Loreley’s Heated Winter Wonderland undergoes a snowy transformation, embracing a cozy cabin ambiance adorned with elegant white florals, snowy garlands, warm winter lights, and faux white fur accents. The bar will still delight you with seasonal hot cocktails and daily happy hour specials, while their chefs craft a comforting winter menu featuring freshly made soups, warm lobster rolls, filet mignon, Jäger Schnitzel, and more to keep you warm and satisfied.

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    Visit The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden (from February 17, 2024)

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    The New York Botanical Garden has constantly changing exhibitions and displays of various plants. Among the most important of them is the “Orchid Show”, which takes place every year in spring. This year, in an impressive greenhouse, you can admire the 21st Orchid Show from February 17 until April 21, 2024. This year the motto of the exhibition is “Florals in Fashion”.

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    Too cold outside? Go to a movie theater!

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    AMC theaters in New York City offer an exceptional cinematic experience in the heart of the Big Apple. With multiple locations across the city, AMC theaters boast state-of-the-art technology, comfortable seating, and a wide range of film options, from blockbusters to independent releases. Whether you’re catching the latest Hollywood hit or immersing yourself in a cinematic masterpiece, AMC theaters in NYC provide moviegoers with a top-notch setting to enjoy the magic of the silver screen.

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    Winter Jam in Central Park (2024 dates tba)

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    Usually in early February there is a day in Central Park at the Rumsey Playfield along 72nd Street where snowboarding will be free of charge. Included is a cute winter market with hot drinks and delicious food. This annual event is suitable for all ages and a great experience. The fact that you can snowboard in the middle of New York City is amazing!

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FAQ

Does it snow in New York in February?

There is a very high chance that it will snow in New York in February. A lot of snow falls regularly, not least because blizzards are not uncommon at this time. You can expect up to 15 inches or more of snow. Be sure to check the weather forecast before you travel to NYC.

Should I visit New York in February?

A visit to New York is worthwhile even in February! Experiencing New York City in the snow is just great. Since February is not yet a peak travel season, you will have the city more to yourself. Another advantage: the queues at the major New York attractions are shorter!

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I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 25 times but also have I spent several months here at a time. On my blog I show you the best and most beautiful spots of the city, so that you have a really good time! You can also find lots of insider tips in our New York travel guide. Also check out my hotel finder for New York!

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