No place else is quite like New York. Simply stated, we have more of the best to delight and entertain than anywhere in the world: 150 world-class museums, 18,000 restaurants of all types and price ranges, scores of Broadway theaters, and an unbelievable array of shopping. And no other city has such a diversity of people and cultures. Where else can you see Chinese dragon dancers, Caribbean stilt dancers, and Moroccan belly dancers in the same day? Where else can you hurl darts in an Irish pub and then try your skill on a Neapolitan bocce court right down the street? Are there other places where you can’t way to a reggae beat on your way to hear a German opera? Or go from a room full of Dutch Old Master paintings to one filled with cutting-edge fashion? And where else in the world can you lunch on Japanese sushi and enjoy hearty Brazilian feijoada for dinner? Welcome to New York, where the only limit is your imagination.
Seasons New York City
New York City is magical in winter: Midtown turns into a wonderland of skaters making figure eights, the towering tree sparkles with thousands of lights in Rockefeller Center, the world’s largest menorah lights up Central Park South at Fifth Avenue, Rocketed kick up their heels at Radio City, Sugar Plum Fairies dance across stages, store windows create magical worlds of their own, and holiday lights, music, and decorations spread joy and peace.
If you’re lucky enough to be here for a big snowfall, there’s nothing like strolling through Central Park surrounded by quiet broken only by the sounds of children laughing as they sled down hills. Just try to resist making snow angels.
Springtime in New York City marks the return of championship baseball to Yankee and Shea stadiums and the start of a second season for their A teams the Staten Island Yankees and Brooklyn Cyclones. The parks and botanical gardens in every borough burst into bloom. Daffodils and azaleas crowd Central Park, tulips parade up Park Avenue’s center mall, and there are glorious flower shows such as Macy’s Flower Show, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens? Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Greater New York Orchid Show.
Summer brings New Yorkers and visitors outdoors to enjoy free outdoor film festivals, opera and popular music performances, and the many parades, parks, gardens, and beaches throughout the five boroughs. Many of New York’s finest restaurants offer discounted three-course prix-fixe lunches and dinners throughout the summer as an extension of our popular Summer Restaurant Week. The baseball season continues; tennis fans cheer at the U.S. Open Tournament in Queens. Summer fun also includes Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center, a citywide beach volleyball tournament, Harlem Week, the Taste of Times Square, food festivals, crafts fairs, street fairs, and much, much more.