The holidays in New York is probably my favorite time to visit the city. Every time I go and spend the holidays in New York I’m taken back in time to a place that really doesn’t exist anymore. I realize that the holidays in New York are not like they were during the days of Miracle on 34th street but there is still something magical about spending the holidays in New York. The last time we spent the holidays in New York was just last year in mid December of 2010. Coming from the west coast where it’s usually in the 60′s around that time of year we had always wanted to spend some time during the holidays in New York. We got to the city on December 15 and came back home on the 20th so while we didn’t actually spend the Christmas holidays in New York, we certainly were able to get the magical feel of the city’s vibrancy during that time of year. For us, the holidays in New York is our favorite time there.
Macy’s during the Holidays in New York
While we were there during the holidays in New York we actually rented an apartment from a gal who lived right where Little Italy meets up with SoHo. While we spent most of the holidays in New York exploring some of the non-tourist areas, we wanted to at least try to check out Macy’s Department store which of course is about as iconic as you can get during the holidays in New York. We actually had been walking around Chelsea during the day and decided at the last minute to head on up to Macys to see what it was like during the holidays in New York. Well, in a nutshell, it was a complet madhouse! Since we’ve been to New York so many times, we usually steer clear of the big tourist traps and let me tell you, this was a tourist trap on steroids. The sheer number of people was astounding. I would say that if you’re spending the holidays in New York, you definitely need to at least head there to see it but don’t plan on getting around anywhere fast!
Holidays in New York – Rockefeller Center
Once again, one of the bigger, if the the biggest tourist attraction during the holidays in New York is Rockefeller Center. And despite what I’ve said previously about staying away from those places, there are not many places that give off such a Christmas vibe as Rockefeller center and really should be on your list of things to do during the holidays in New York. Everything about it just screams Christmas and holidays in New York. From the famous ice skating rink to the gigantic Christmas tree that is brought in every year for the holidays in New York. It is a must see for everyone who plans on spending the holidays in New York.
Everyone has their favorite attraction or things to do during the holidays in New York! I haven’t even mentioned places like Central Park during the holidays in New York. To walk around Central Park during the holidays in New York, maybe with some freshly fallen snow, is one of the most amazing things you’ll do on your visit during the holidays in New York!