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Yes, February Means It's Winter in New York City

Even though for many in New York City it wasn’t the blizzard we thought it would be, it’s still winter so snow isn’t a surprise. We love the change of seasons in our home city where the landscape is an idyllic complement to winter, spring, summer or fall.

For now, winter is the season upon us, but how much more frigid temperatures, whipping winds, ice and snow will be coming our way this year? We’re waiting to hear from Punxsutawney Phil on Feb. 2 if we have six more weeks left of winter or not.

Embrace the season – such as ice skating at iconic rinks including Rockefeller Center, the Trump Rink at Central Park, or at the Bryant Park Winter Village; feeding your cultural spirit with a visit to one of the many museums and galleries in New York; or doing anything in between.

And, when it’s time to warm up (or you’re looking for a reason to indulge), savor a delightfully rich and creamy beverage that is synonymous with the winter chill – hot chocolate! Check out suggestions for the best hot chocolate in New York City.

In addition to Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) and President’s Day (Feb. 16), there are many great reasons that make New York City so vibrant and exciting next month – and coming up quickly! For a celebration of man’s (and woman’s) “best friend,” head to the Westminster Kennel Club’s annual Dog Show, which takes place Feb. 16-17. Chinese New Year – the year of the goat – kicks off on Feb. 19. Celebratory events will take place including the Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival and the Lunar New Year Parade & Festival in Flushing, Queens.

For additional ideas on how to enjoy New York City’s five boroughs this winter, check out NYCGo.com, Time Out New York and City Guide. Our concierge is more than happy to offer suggestions and coordinate travel arrangements so be sure to check in with us.

Consider an overnight or weekend away with your special someone or a group of friends and stay with us this winter or any time of year.