Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, for the first time or the fortieth, New York City never fails to excite visitors with its heart-pounding mix of museums, theaters, restaurants, shopping and must-see attractions. Dubbed “The City That Never Sleeps,” it’s a world stage of finance, politics, art and media – entertaining and engaging all in a melting pot of culture, creativity and tenacity.
Just a few blocks from our Times Square hotel, the Winter Village at Bryant Park is one of the city's merriest holiday spaces. You'll find free ice skating (open through March 1, 2015), plus the Holiday Shops, a collection of more than 125 pop-up boutiques selling everything from jewelry and home décor to local foods. The layout takes a page from the European open-air holiday markets, with "jewel box" kiosks lining the park's pretty stone pathways and terraces. When you get hungry, head to Celsius, a two-story glass enclosed restaurant located rink-side, where you'll have a full view of the Bryant Park Christmas Tree while you enjoy seasonal specialties while skaters practice their form.
Address: Bryant Park, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues