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June 08 2017

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Spending the Holidays in NYC? Here's our list of favorite things to do this season!

Written by designhypeinc
June 08 2017

Throw on your hats and mittens and explore NYC for the holiday season! Here’s our special blend of culture, food, great walks, holiday markets, serious food, and happenings to make the holiday season in the city awesome!

Scenic Strolls!

(It will definitely get chilly and windy on these strolls, so layer up!)

The Promenade - Brooklyn Heights

The Highline - Manhattan from the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street.



MOMA: It’s the final weeks of the The Matisse Cut-Outs & Robert Altman Retrospective.


Outdoor Holiday Markets

New York City has some of the busiest and best holiday markets with local creators, designers and craft makers. This is the source for gifts that reflect New York’s uniqueness.


Grab a hot chocolate while you browse the stalls at any of these markets: Union Square, Columbus Circle, Bryant Park. Our markets may be crowded, but that’s why you are here!

If it’s too cold and you’re ready for Brooklyn, head to the Brooklyn Flea’s indoor location.

Serious Eats!

New York has so many restaurants, it can be daunting to choose. Here’s a jumping off point!  Latest favorites: Vic’s 31 Great Jones St., Chelsea Market 75 9th Ave, Taim 222 Waverly Place, Motorino 349 E 12th St and Ipudo and 65 Fourth Ave.

Holiday Cheer!

Go Classic! Visit the Rockefeller Center Tree

Cosy Coffee Shops!

You’re not quite on vacation if you haven’t been stopped to relax. We love to chill and people watch at cafes when we travel and NYC is has a vibrant cafe culture. Here’s a list of a few favs:  Cafe Grumpy, Blue Bottle, Joe’s,Toby’s Estates, 9th Street Espresso.


The sun may set at 4:45, but the day is not over!

Personally, as a solo traveller I seek out alternatives to bars and go in search of night-life with live music, theater, readings, cinema, and dancing



Immersive theater

Does being a part of the play or rummaging through the scenery or appeal to you? It may be a little voyeuristic, but it won’t disappoint.

Sleep no more -

Then She


Le Poisson

Not a night goes by without a great music, party’s and events at Le Poison Rouge. The atmosphere is always relaxed and most set’s can be paired with dinner and drinks.

The Knitting

Local and World Class music meet in Brooklyn. Oh and comedy too!

The Moth: True Stories told

If you like “This American Life,” this will be your jam. These themed open mic story telling evenings are sure to entertain. You may even be inspired to tell your own stories.

Head to Brooklyn! BAM’s has rapidly become the gold standard in New York. The holiday season is no exception. There’s everything from the classic American Ballet rendition of The Nut cracker to un-Kosher comedy songs of Jewmonguous!

There’s a something for the art, film, music, and culture lover! It’s worth the trip.


New Years Eve!

Welcome the new year with a flash of fireworks! Fireworks at Grand Army Plaza (Bundle Up!)

Get all glammed up for a New Year’s Spectacle at Gemini and Scorpio