Ahhh the blessing that is a 3 day weekend!! If you’re going to be in NYC for the holiday weekend, don’t let the chilly weather keep you from enjoying the concrete jungle!

Even though I’m not a fan of the temp. drop, there’s something about New York City in the Winter that makes it magical! We’re due for some snow this weekend too which makes it the perfect time to get your winter wonderland inspired pic for the ‘gram with all the picturesque landscapes the city has to offer. The best part is you’ll get to see the pretty white snow and not the slushy, dirty aftermath of it melting.

To help you figure out a game plan for the weekend, besides hibernating (no judgements though because that also sounds nice!!) I’ve created a list of things you could do to take advantage of an extra day before the work week begins!

Ice Skating

I personally am not the most graceful when it comes to ice skating but come on, what’s winter without ice skating?? Your first thought may be to go to iconic Rockefeller Center but if you want to avoid a packed rink full of tourists, I suggest going to Wollman Rink in Central Park!! It’s a huge rink with a beautiful view of the Midtown skyline! Even if you’re not one to skate, it’s still an ideal place for a stroll accompanied by a hot cup of apple cider to help keep you warm!

Brooklyn Flea

Wanting to get out of the city for the day? Head to Brooklyn! Located in Industry City, Brooklyn’s Winter Flea Market has about 60 or so vendors you can go and check out! You never know what  hidden gem you may find there plus you can grab lunch at the Smorgasburg which is street food HEAVEN!!

A Day At The Museum

You’ve got the MET, the MOMA, the New Museum, the Guggenheim, the Whitney Museum of American Art and a few others to acquire your personal taste in art. If you’re an Andy Warhol fan like myself then I would head to the Whitney to check out their Andy Warhol-From A to B and Back Again exhibition which is colorful, fun and lets be honest, a great photo op!

Get Chocolate Wasted

It’s the weekend which means cheat day or at least cheat meal! If you’ve got a sweet tooth then you absolutely have to stop into Blue Stripes Cacao Shop to get your fix! This is the perfect place to pop into mid-shopping day to get warm and indulge in all of the delicious treats they have! From hot chocolate to chocolate pizza and cacao fruit energy shakes (for those trying to keep it a little healthy) this is every chocolate lovers dream!

Shop ’Til You Drop

Depending on the weather, shopping is always a good idea!! Hit up the ultra chic & cool neighborhood of SoHo to get your retail therapy on or you can simply window shop and enjoy all of the cute little bars and restaurants the area has to offer! by CHLOE is a favorite vegan rest. of mine that has the most amazing avocado toast and air baked sweet potato fries!! Top that off with a Hot Toddy from Mother’s Ruin and I’d say you had yourself a pretty successful day!

These are just a few ideas for you to get motivated to head out and explore NYC! You’re in the city that never sleeps so you have endless options of things to do! Put on your extra layers and have an adventure this weekend!