The Rampage’s Guide to Your NYC Winter Break

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Tali Sitruk '22

With more families opting to stay home during this winter break due to Coronavirus, many are left wondering what activities can replace the fun of their vacations. If you find yourself amongst those staying in New York, here is your complete guide for a staycation filled with great entertainment:

  1. Ice skate at Rockefeller Center or at Wollman Rink in Central Park. Here is the link to buy tickets: Tickets for Rockefeller Center and Tickets for Wollman Rink
  2. Luminocity on Randall’s Island. Here is the link to buy tickets: Tickets for Luminocity
  3. Window shopping on 5th Avenue: see the city in a different light as it’s decorated for the winter season.
  4. Visit the holiday train show in the Bronx: watch model trains travel across beautiful landscapes replicating New York’s greatest landmarks made from plants. Here is the link to buy tickets: Tickets for holiday train show
  5. Visit the Edge observation deck: feel as if you are floating in the sky at the tallest sky deck in the Western Hemisphere. Here is the link to buy tickets: Tickets for the Edge
  6. Visit Six Flags Great Adventure. Ride the New Jersey Devil Coaster. Here is the link to buy tickets: Tickets for six flags
  7. Visit the holiday shops in Bryant Park: roam around a series of small boutiques and shops where you can buy many little gifts.
  8. Rent out a movie theater: it is now possible to rent out an AMC Theater all to yourself. Invite a couple friends to watch the movie of your choice and enjoy! Here is the link to buy tickets:Rentals for theaters
  9. Paint and decorate pottery at Little Shops of Crafts on the Upper West Side, The Painted Pot in Brooklyn, and Color Me Mine on the Upper West Side.
  10. Visit the American Dream Mall: there you can indoor ski or ice skate as well as enjoy their nickelodeon theme park and shop at all your favorite stores. Here is the link to buy tickets for the theme park: Tickets for Nickelodeon theme park Here is the link to buy tickets for skiing: Tickets for indoor skiing
  11. Indoor skydive at iFly in Paramus, New Jersey or in Yonkers, New York. Here is the link to buy tickets: Tickets for iFly
  12. Go bowling in Times Square: even though you can’t travel, go bowling in rooms that transport you to China or go in the comic room and become the progratonist of a comic book. Here is the link to buy tickets:Tickets for bowling
  13. Visit the Bronx Zoo and its holiday lights special. Here is the link to buy tickets: Tickets for the Bronx Zoo
  14. Visit the New York Botanical Garden. Here is the link to buy tickets: Tickets for New York Botanical Garden
  15. Climb the Vessel at Hudson Yards. A trip to Hudson Yards at night is a sight to see during the holiday times as the Vessel is covered in lights. Here is the link to buy tickets: Tickets for the Vessel
  16. Walk along The High Line
  17. Jump around at Skyzone in Arrendale, NY. Here is the link to buy tickets: Tickets for Skyzone
  18. Visit the One World Trade Center. Here is the link to buy tickets: Tickets for One World Observatory
  19. Shop at Chelsea Market
  20. Walk over the Hudson State Park on the Poughkeepsie Bridge
  21. Walk along the Brooklyn Bridge to arrive in Dumbo. Go on the iconic merry go round and check out La Bagel Delight for their iconic bagels. 
  22. Love to cook? Book a cooking class at the Kosher Culinary Institute. Here is the link to buy tickets: Book a class at KCI
  23. Do an Escape the Room near Madison Square Park. Here is the link to buy tickets: Tickets for Escape the Room 
  24. Experience virtual reality at VRworld in Midtown.Here is the link to buy tickets:  Tickets for VRworld
  25. Play mini golf, rock climb and go to the batting cages at Chelsea Piers. Here is the link to buy tickets: Tickets for any activity of your choice at Chelsea Piers
  26. Taste artisanal doughnuts from the Doughnut Plant
  27. Ride a ferry across the Hudson. Here is the link to buy tickets: Tickets for ferry
  28. Go karting in West Nyack, New York.  Here is the link to buy tickets: Tickets for go karting
  29. Visit one of the four Starbucks roasteries in the world right here in NYC. There you can witness the coffee beans being roasted and learn more about the process of how coffee is made.
  30. Go hiking upstate: visit Wittenberg Mountain.
  31. Go skiing and snow tubing in Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, NY. There is a range of slopes for beginners all the way to slopes for master skiers. Here is the link to buy tickets: Tickets for skiing
  32. Museum of ice cream: a fun and colorful place where you can take cool pictures while enjoying their chilled ice cream. Here is the link to buy tickets:  Tickets for Museum of Ice Cream  
  33. Have a passion for fashion? Visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Check out the new exhibit about fashion and its trends over time. Here is the link to buy tickets: Tickets for Metropolitan Museum of Art
  34. Museum of Modern Art: visit the museum which is often recognized as one of the biggest and most influential museums of modern art in the world. Here is the link to buy tickets:  Tickets for MoMA
  35. Whitney Museum of American Art: a museum which incorporates a unique angle of art. Here is the link to buy tickets: Tickets for Whitney Museum of American Art
  36. Visit the Guggenheim. Here is the link to buy tickets:  Tickets for Guggenheim
  37. ARTECHOUSE: a museum where art, science, and technology all cross paths to create something truly special and one of a kind. Here is thelink to buy tickets: Tickets for ARTECHOUSE
  38. Can’t lIntrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Tickets for the Intrepid
  39. Looking for cool pictures to add to your Instagram feed? The Museum of Illusions, which contains optical illusions, holograms and anti-gravity rooms which trick the eye is the perfect place to go. Tickets for Museum of illusions
  40. Are you a budding Sherlock Holmes? Go to Skyscape Spy Museum, an espionage museum in Midtown that features a James Bond exhibit and learn how to crack code. Tickets for Skyscape