New York City, New York
There’s something magical about winter in Manhattan, with its elaborate holiday window displays and the famous Christmas tree and ice skating rink in Rockefeller Center. Shopping in New York is unmatched, so you’ll have ample opportunity to check everyone off of your holiday gift list. Even the grinchiest of locals seem to cheer up this time of year. Musicians are often heard playing carols, their songs echoing throughout subway stations. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is must-see, and so is the Empire State Building which lights up its top floors with red and green lights during the months of November and December. If ample snow is in the forecast, join the locals as they go sledding in Central Park.