The temperature just dropped below 40 degrees, and you’re tempted to sit inside and binge watch Netflix. There’s nothing quite like snuggling up to a warm fireplace when it’s cold outside. But there are plenty of perks to going outside in the wintertime. Here’s a few reason’s to log off Netflix and spend the night out instead.
Parks Are Pretty Much Empty
There are a lot of great parks scattered around New York City. From Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge Park, each one has its unique qualities. But they’re often crowded, especially when it’s warm outside. If you’re looking for a relaxing, hectic-free trip to the park, go in the winter. It’s actually the best time of the year to visit one of the city’s famous parks. There are fewer people and the scenery is unbelievably beautiful. It’ll feel like a private winter wonderland!
Everyone’s Decorating For The Holidays
Putting up Christmas lights is a tradition in New York City. From Midtown Manhattan, to your next-door neighbors – everyone’s hanging up their holiday decorations. There’s nothing more magical than walking down the streets of New York, looking at strings of flashy lights everywhere you turn. Talk about Instagram-worthy photos! Grab a cup of hot chocolate and walk through the most decorated parts of the city with a friend.
Lines Are Shorter
New Yorkers have a habit of getting lazy during the winter. It’s easy to skip happy hour when it’s 30 degrees outside and you’re already cuddled up in bed with a hot cup of tea. You’re not alone, everyone else feels the same way. This means people aren’t going out as often as they did in the summertime. As a result, your favorite spots are way less crowded (and there’s no wait at the bar). Did someone say personal bottle service?
The Winter Sales Can’t Be Beat
Have you ever gone to the mall after Christmas? If you have, you probably noticed things are way cheaper than they were a month ago. Your favorite pair of vans sneakers is suddenly half price! Stores have huge sales once the holiday season is over. They’ll often clean out their winter merchandise right as New Year’s rolls around. But it’ll be cold for another 3 months, and that Adidas track suit is 40% off now. Head to the mall during the winter and you’ll get your hands on some of the best deals all year.
Everything Smells Awesome
Honey roasted peanuts and Christmas trees for sale. Everywhere you turn, you’re surrounded by the scents of the season. You’re welcomed by the warm scent of gingerbread in every coffee shop. You don’t get that sweet holiday aroma walking around in the summer.
There’s nothing like experiencing the beauty of winter in New York City. Put on a hat and gloves and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year. Don’t waste your holiday season inside. Although staying inside and reading book while the snow falls doesn’t sound half bad. If you’re a home-body, consider renting a Bedly. Every unit is fully furnished with free wifi. You can even stay just for the holiday season – stay for as little or as long as you like!