I've been to NYC plenty of times in the summer and done most of the outdoor activities but the family wants to stop in NYC for a few days on our way back from Florida this coming January,So i was thinking what the heck do you do in New York City in January,the kids are 15 and 20 and the wife and i are 55 and 62 respectively,we dont like the bar scene and 3 of us arent interested in Broadway plays.We will be staying at the Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan .Any suggestions would be appreciated
As i suspected,nothing happening in January..
Check out the Guggenheim Museum or Metropolitan Museum of Art, go to Rockefeller square, and take the kids to a comedy show. Go visit the United Nations building or Empire State Building. Go into the ESPN center at Times Square for a lunch--and consider an off-broadway musical production. Have a steak dinner at Peter Lugar's or in Little Italy. Go to Madison Square Gardens (concert or basketball) or out to the Meadowlands in New Jersey (easily reachable on the NY RAIL system for about $5 to see the horse races that take place in January (the public is nice and warm inside while the jockeys and horses race outside in the cold).
Ice Skating! There’s nothing better than ice skating in Rockefeller Center in the winter in NYC. The city stays decorated for the holidays for a long time so the window shopping will still be good through January. Also, all of the museums in NYC are great and sometimes they get forgotten in the summer when the weather is good.