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The cold weather and the snow really make us want to just curl up in bed and stay indoors. But don't let the coldest of winters stop you from doing great things. There are activities that are worth doing and places in New York worth going to, even if you'd be clad in your thickest winter gears. You can even call on your friends to do it with you! And don't worry about transportation as there are bus rentals in NYC you could hire any season.


So what are the best things you and your gang can do in the winter? Here are a few suggestions.


1. Visit the Openhouse Gallery's Park Here

Openhouse Gallery
201 Mulberry St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-0288


Get a change of scenery and enjoy the indoor green space of Park Here, at Soho's Openhouse Gallery. The gallery features famous food vendors as well as performers curated by Rolling Stone. It also boasts of Seasonal Affective Disorder therapy lamps that make you feel like you're under the sun!


2. Go Ice Skating at Bryant Park

Bryant Park
99 W. 40 St.
New York, NY 10018
(212) 661-6640


To go ice skating on winter should be a no-brainer. Get one of those bus rentals in NYC and take your friends to the Citi Pond at Bryant Park and glide on ice together. There's nothing like ice skating with your gang. Admission to the pond is free and you can get rental skates if you don't have your own.


3. Go on a Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum Tour

Bartow-Pell Mansion
895 Shore Road
Bronx, NY 10465
(718) 885-1461


Don't let the snow stop you from experiencing history. Take a guided - and romantic! - candlelit tour of the carriage house and the mansion and appreciate the splendor of a bygone era. You can also enjoy some refreshments, a capella music and Christmas decor for a complete experience.


New York is a wonderful place, regardless of the season. Even during the winter, it has places that are worth visiting and offers activities worth doing. Just because it's cold doesn't mean you have to get stuck indoors and just curl in front of your fireplace. Even tourists can enjoy the city during winter. And with bus rentals in NYC, transportation wouldn't be a problem.


4. Donate a Coat to New York Cares

New York Cares
214 W. 29 St.
5th Floor
New York, NY
(212) 228-5000


If you want to make your winter in NYC memorable by doing an act of kindness or by touching other people's lives, then consider donating your used but clean and wearable winter coats to those who don't have one to keep themselves warm. You can do this via the annual New York Cares Coat Drive and they will be the one to give your donation to less fortunate New Yorkers. You can also volunteer with your group and get bus rentals in NYC if you have more time.


5. Marvel at the Lights at the Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal
87 E. 42 St.
New York, NY


The festive six-minute Kaleidoscope Light Show at the Grand Central Terminal is one reason to look forward to the winter season. The GTC plays six shows between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.


6. Go to The Gingerbread House Extravaganza at Le Parker Meridien

Le Parker Meridien
119 W. 56 St.
New York, NY
(212) 245-5000 ?


Every year, several restaurants and bakeries build an over-the-top gingerbread house and other gingerbread masterpieces and display them at the atrium of Le Parker Meridien. You will have to pay $1 to enter the display area, and proceeds will benefit City Harvest. While you're there, indulge in Knave's hot chocolate.


So what if it is winter? Don't just stay home and keep warm in front the fireplace! There are many places worth visiting and things worth doing despite the cold. Even if we're talking here about doing it as a group, there's hardly any problem at all, with bus rentals in NYC at your disposal.


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7. Take the Little Ones to FAO Schwartz

FAO Schwartz
767 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY
(212) 644-9400


If you have kids on board your bus rentals in NYC, then head over to the iconic FAO Schwartz. They will surely love looking at the guards dressed up as toy soldiers during the holidays. Not to mention the oversized stuffed animals and the latest in gadgets they will have a chance of checking out.


8. Shop at the Brooklyn Flea

Brooklyn Flea


One Hanson Pl.
Brooklyn, New York


Do you love shopping and scouring places for good yet cheap finds, only it's getting too cold to go to outdoor flea markets? Drive to Fort Greene and shop til you drop in the warmth and comfort of what is formerly the Williamsburgh Savings Bank. The Brooklyn Flea gives you vintage treasures, from furniture to costume jewelry. And not only is this open for the winter season. The Brooklyn Flea is open through March.


9. Catch a NYCB Show at the David H. Koch Theater

David H. Koch Theater
20 Lincoln Center
New York, NY
(212) 870-5570


What better time to watch a ballet performance by the New York City Ballet, like the classic fave The Nutcracker, than during the winter season? Take the entire gang to one NYCB show and honor the arts together!


You and your group can rent one of the bus rentals in NYC and do something fun and worthwhile, even while dressed in your thickest winter clothes.


Winter may not be the best time for you and your friends or family to get adventurous. And most of you might prefer to just stay indoors and bask in the warmth of your home. However, there are a lot of great things you can do in New York during the cold season. You and your gang can call on bus rentals in NYC and arrange for transportation services as you do something worth your while this winter.


10. Wear your Santa costume and join the SantaCon


Don a santa or elf (or any other Holiday icon) costume and be one with hundreds (and drunken) Santas. Aside from the "kinship" you feel with others, you can also drink adult beverages and get drunk.


If you are with a bunch of friends, you can get bus rentals in NYC to make sure you don't have to drive home while under the influence. Your bus will take you and other drunken santas home, safe and in one piece.


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New York offers you a lot of things to do and a lot of venues to visit during the winter season. You and your friends or your family can enjoy these things together and not worry about transportation. Just get bus rentals in NYC and be prepared to have fun despite the cold.


11. Chase the chill away with whisky at Char No. 4

Char No. 4
196 Smith St.
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 643-2106


Enjoy a glass or sip of whisky at Cobble Hill's Char No. 4. You can also take a pick from its wide selection of rye, scotch and buorbon.

12. Catch a Show on Broadway

Watch a Broadway musical or play and take in some culture while keeping yourself warm. And because it's cold and chilly, the links at the TKTS Booth tends be shorter.


13. Warm up at the Winter Jazz Festival

The annual Winter Jazz Festival gathers the city's vibrant jazz artists to perform. This is a multi-venue event, so you can either choose any of the venues or move from one spot to another. If you are with friends, it is best to get bus rentals in NYC so you don't have to worry about going to other venues and then driving home afterward.


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14. Catch a movie and keep warm

If you are with friends, then warm up by catching a movie in any NYC movie house. You should know that the Big Apple is a great place for film buffs, so that means you have access to a wide selection of interesting films.


15. Go sledding

Have fun sledding with friends or family at Central Park's Pilgrim Hill (which is near 72nd St and Fifth Ave), at Riverside Park's Hippo Playground (91st St at Riverside Dr) or at Clove Lakes Park (Clove Rd at Victory Blvd, Staten Island). Rangers have been known to organize sledding races, so you can also join one if you like.


16. Go seal-spotting

During the fall, there are hundreds of seals that travel south from Maine in order to spend their winter in the waters of New York, which are relatively warmer. So, between the months of December and March, the seals hang out during low tide by the local beaches, including Bronx's Orchard Beach. Each winter, too, the New York City Parks Department hosts or sponsors a Seal Shore Safari, which is a guided lookout from that spot.


So now you can start enjoying New York even during the winter. Always remember that there is no better way to do any of these things than with your family and friends. Hire bus rentals in NYC and enjoy the cold season together. After all, nothing keeps us warm more than being close to loved ones.



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