January is a wonderful time to visit the magical City of New York. With snow still falling, January is often the coldest month of the year in the Big Apple, creating a typical Winter Wonderland landscape which visitors from all around the world come to experience. The month is full of many lively events in the city, ranging from winter snow events to music and Broadway festivals. Featured in our list of “5 Exciting Things to do in New York City” are just a few of the many fun city events visitors can partake in when traveling out East in January.

Attend one of many live concerts in the city
January of 2018 is the ideal month for catching a great live concert in the big city. Bands such as Billy Joel, The Killers, Shakira, and Twenty One Pilots are all planning on passing through New York City in the first month of the new year. Concerts in New York City are a great way to let loose, grab a beer and sit on a lawn while getting lost within a memorable performance.

Explore a top NYC attraction
New York City undoubtedly has many attractions to offer visitors year-round; from a tour of the Empire State Building, to the One World Observatory, the city that never sleeps offers an abundance of sights for travelers to experience culture and heritage. Those coming from out of state simply cannot miss witnessing Times Square in January – the perfect romantic winter scene, straight out of a storybook.

The classic NYC ice-skating experience
Ice skating ought to be on the top of the list of travelers visiting New York City in the wintertime. Often considered a classic winter experience, the ice skating rinks at the Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and Bryant Park create a picturesque, joyful time for visitors.

Spend the night at a museum
The city is made up of a plethora of museums, ranging from the Museum of Modern Art to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. For museum enthusiasts, and those traveling with young children, some museums even offer overnight stays to spawn creativity and relive a classic scene out of the film “Night at the Museum.”

Restaurant Week
January in New York City is popular amongst “foodie” visitors who travel in for Restaurant Week. The highly anticipated event occurs twice a year, and aims to promote the fine dining options offered around the city at an affordable price. Included in the fixed price of Restaurant Week is an option of three choices for appetizers, three choices for entrees, and at least two different, mouth-watering desserts.