7 reasons you should visit New York City in January

by / Monday, 19 December 2011 / Published in New York City

We know you don’t need a reason to visit New York City, even in the winter. It’s New York City, after all! But, if by any chance you were looking for one, here are 7 great reasons to come visit the Big Apple this January.


Photo of Tourists in January, New York City © sunshinecity

1. Lower Airfares

Take advantage of the lower airfares. Airlines tend to lower their prices during the off season. Take the money you save by flying in January and stay longer in New York City!

2. Outdoor Fun

Did you know that New York City has some great outdoor winter activities? There are several places to go ice skating, including Rockefeller Center’s famous rink. Central Park has some great hills for sledding down, as well as ice skating.

3. Great Shopping

New York City has some great shopping in January when many stores lower prices for their post-holiday sales. If you’ve never been shopping in New York City’s famous higher end department stores, January is a great time to check them out.

4. Chinese New Year Parade


Photo of Chinese New Year Parade, New York City © drivebysh00ter

Chinese New Year is always a fun time in New York City. Every year, New York City celebrates with a colorful parade and festival that fill the streets of Chinatown. The parade and festival will be held on January 29, 2012.

5. 2 for 1 Broadway Tickets

That’s right – 2 for 1 tickets to Broadway shows during Broadway Week! Broadway Week is a great time to see a show without paying a fortune. Broadway week starts January 17, 2012 with tickets going on sale January 4, 2012

6. Restaurant Week

New York City Restaurant Week starts January 16, 2012 and it is a great opportunity to try out restaurants you may not be able to normally afford. Fine dining restaurants offer fixed priced lunch and dinner menus, usually at a fraction of their normal price.

7. The Knicks at Madison Square Garden

If you’re looking for something fun and exciting to do indoors, New York’s basketball team The Knicks play at Madison Square Garden. The games are high energy and the venue is world famous. Games start on January 2, 2012 and tickets are as low as $13.

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