Spend your snow day in Manhattan sledding with the kids at one of these parks, known for their sledding hills in winter, or take the family (or a date!) ice skating at the Standard Hotel rink. Meeting the girls? Sip afternoon tea at the Plaza Hotel.
Here’s a quick guide to the best things to do when it’s snowy in New York, from concierge service Luxury Attaché:
Best Sledding in Manhattan
Carl Schurz Park at 89th Street, the lawn north of Gracie Mansion right off of East End Avenue.
Fort Tryon Park at Billings Lawn, Enter the park from its southern end on Margaret Corbin Circle where Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue converge
Highbridge Park, Next to ball field at 174th Street
Morningside Park at 113 Street and Morningside Avenue and 122 Street and Morningside Avenue
Riverside Park at Riverside Drive at 103rd Street
Standard Hotel Ice Skating
848 Washington Street near 13th Street
Tickets are $12.00, skate rentals $3.00
10am – Midnight
Go ice skating at The Standard Hotel Ice Skating and grab hot chocolate in their cozy seating area by the fireplace.
Afternoon Tea at the Plaza Hotel Palm Court
768 Fifth Avenue at 58th Street
Afternoon Tea is served daily from 2pm-5pm; Reservations are required