Don’t let the winter weather get you down – bundle up and get outside! After the extra time we’ve had at home this year, you’ll be excited to have some fun winter weather activities planned for you and your whole family. We’ve gathered up our favorite outdoor winter weather activities in and around NYC, Westchester, Long Island and NJ.
Holiday Light Shows
Get into the holiday spirit at the Jones Beach Magic of Lights Show. This drive-through holiday lights experience features classic holiday scenes and characters using over 240 feet of lights and music. The best part? You can see it all from the safety and comfort of your car.
The Luminocity Festival in Randall’s Island spans across several acres with fascinating sculptures inspired by nature, history, and magic! There are three light parks all inspired by the art of traditional Chinese lantern festivals transforming stories into multi-dimensional experiences. “By bringing the two-thousand-year history of the Chinese lantern festival to New York City through an extraordinary new light artform, the LuminoCity Festival creates a new reality full of magical wonder and thrilling adventure for all to enjoy.”
Hike, Bike, Trail Run
Occasionally, we get a nice winter day where the air is crisp and the sun is warm. It’s the perfect day to get out for some fresh air and take a stroll. Alltrails is a great site and app to find your next adventure whether you’re looking for a casual walk, hike, bike ride or trail run. You can filter by length, difficulty, dog and kid-friendly, etc. so you can find the right trail for you.
Drive-in movies have made a comeback this year and lucky for movie fans, several options are popping up in and around NYC, Upstate NY, Long Island and New Jersey. If you’re sick of hanging around the house watching Netflix all day, you can get a change of scenery while also maintaining social distance.
Get some fresh air in one of the many outdoor ice-skating rinks around Long Island, New Jersey, Westchester or Manhattan. An outdoor ice-skating rink is a great activity for the whole family.
Long Island Wine Country
Long Island Wine Country is a great place to visit in the warmer months, but you can still enjoy wine tasting through the winter season. Many of the wineries and vineyards on Long island offer wintertime hours. Although it will look a little different this year, Long Island Winterfest will be hosting seven weeks of virtual, hybrid and in person events.
What’s your favorite way to get outside? As with anything, please stay up to date on the state and local legislative and CDC guidelines, maintain social distance and wear a mask to protect yourself and your loved ones. Contact us with any questions.