It’s well into winter so that most likely means, a lot of snow and frigid temperatures. With that being said, there’s still plenty of things to do in February in New York. This guide will list out our recommendations for February.
Even though it can be bitterly cold with a lot of snow, NYC in February still provides plenty of activities. In this article, we provide you some of the best things you can do here in February.
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 sport highlight of the year and is celebrated similar to the World Cup in Germany. The halftime show is 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 Bill’s Bar & Burger in the Meatpacking District and other sports bars in the area. You’ll soon realize that you can watch the sport event in almost any venue.
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. You can find more information about fashion week and photos of the events last season here.
In February, you’ll have the opportunity to see Pictures Under the Palms at Brookfield Place, Lower Manhattan. It’s a free movie that the venue sets up. Stop by early to make sure you get a good spot around 5:15PM. The free, cozy cinema seats includes popcorn in the lobby the Brookfield Place. At 7:00PM the movie starts. More information about the movies being shown and the event itself can be found here.
Last year, we went to this awesome event. More than 6600 pounds of ice are sculpted into ice sculptures. Many talented artists carve come and sculpt live from the raw ice blocks with chainsaws, ice picks and other equipment. The whole thing is surrounded by vendors that sell snacks, drinks and musical entertainment. We recommend you to come early and make sure to wear tight shoes. It can be very slippery in Central Park during the winter.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day in New York is something very special, because Americans celebrate this day very differently than in Germany. Usually, restaurants has special offers, special menus and the whole city is decorated with hearts.
So, what are the 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.
One of the best events at the beginning of the year is the Lunar New York Festival. The parade moves through Little Italy and Chinatown in Manhattan and you’ll see dragon costumes, Chinese traditions, delicious food and great performances. The celebrations start at 1 pm and revolve around the beginning of the Chinese New Year in February 5.
The wintry season is perfect for a museum visit to New York, and the Big Apple really does not lack the choice. Here you can find our 5 favorites. The Guggenheim Museum on Central Park alone is an architectural masterpiece. The Museum of Natural History is also worth seeing. Here, you’ll see dinosaur skeletons, aborigines and many other historical creatures. Located on Central Park West, it’s always a good idea for a museum outing. These are our 5 highlights from the Museum of Natural History.
It’s the middle of winter in February and walking through Central Park in the cold is still 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.
Ice Skating is definitely one of the things to do in New York in February. Here are our top 3 ice rinks in Manhattan.
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. Address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza between 49th and 50th Streets (More about the ice rink can be found here). Cost: $ 9.50- $ 19, skate rental $ 8.
The Pond in Bryant Park invites you to ice skate during the Holiday season. Address: Sixth Ave between 40th and 42nd Street . Cost: Free, skate rental $ 12.
Thousands of New Yorkers and tourists flock to the world’s most famous ice rink: The Wollman Rink in Central Park. For a New York fan, this is probably the number one to-do list in during the winter season in New York. Address: enter the park at 59th and 6th Avenues or 59th and 5th Avenues (More about the rink can be found here). Cost: 6-18 $, skate rental $ 8.
If you are looking for the best ways to explore the city and discover what NYC has to offer, you have come to the right place. Below we have detailed the most popular things to do around this time of year as we want to show you the variety of amazing things to do the Big Apple has to offer. Check out the top 5 best selling tickets for things to do in New York in February.
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This museum is housed in an aircraft carrier docked on the west side of NYC. Here people of all ages can learn all about the carrier, the Space Shuttle Pavilion and much more. It’s a great place to take kids as well!
Hockey fans, if you have time, definitely check out either the NY Rangers or the NY Islanders!
Basketball fans, the NBA is coming to the halfway point in the season and going into All-Star Weekend. Check out either the New York Knicks or the Brooklyn Nets.
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