9 Winter Activities in NYC on a Budget | Alyssa J Freitas: 9 Winter Activities in NYC on a Budget

February 19, 2020

9 Winter Activities in NYC on a Budget

Winter in New York; there's nothing like it. It's magical and festive and all that starts to wear off come February. It's still freezing, but there are no holiday activities to keep us entertained, and you've most likely run through most of your cold weather ideas by this point. Never fear - today I'm sharing with you my the top things to do during the winter that won't break the bank, and won't require you to freeze outside.
Click to read now or pin to save for later! Here are the top places to go in NYC and things to do on a budget in the winter

1. Rock climbing 

You've seen this many a time in my monthly recaps. I love rock climbing and it's the perfect activity to give you a fun workout, not matter what the temperature. I go to Central Rock gym. 

2. Ping Pong, Pool

Going to a bar that has games is a great way to spend a fun winter evening. Ping Pong is my favorite and it won't break the bank to socialize and play to your heart's content. Break Bar is Astoria is a go-to. 

3. Take a cooking class

I've been looking for places to do this in the city and would love any recommendations you may have. 

4. Museums. All the museums. 

As you know, I am obsessed with the Met and can spend days there. I also recommend the New York Historical Society. It's much smaller and you can see the whole thing in a few hours and learn something new! Friday nights are pay as you wish.

5. Explore a new place to read

The New York Public Library system is extensive and there's nothing like reading in the flagship location

6. Host a game night or go to a board game bar

Joe and I love playing board games together and are growing our collection. If you want to try out some new games, head to The Uncommons

7. Comedy show

There are so many inexpensive places to go for comedy shows. You can check out this Meetup page for groups that even give away free tickets. 

8. Movies

If you're a morning person you can check out matinees for a better price and less crowds. You can also watch movies at home and work your way through lists like this.

9. Sample hot chocolate

My friend Sheetal and I are doing an Instagram series on the best hot chocolate places in the city. Check it out here

What activities do you turn to in the cold winter months? 

-Alyssa J
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