New York is approximately 225 miles north of Washington via Interstate 95. Amtrak offers service from Union Station to New York’s Penn Station starting at $49 each way. BoltBus, Megabus and DC2NY are among buses offering service to New York, at varying prices.
20 W. 29th St.
Rates vary by room size and day of the week, but a “mini” during the rest of the holiday season starts at $159.
117 W. 57th St.
Perfect for pre-gaming your skating session at Trump Rink. Large pies from around $20.
One Rockefeller Plaza
Grab a pastry from Thomas Keller’s sweet gem before walking to the Bryant Park rink. Baked goods from less than $5.
Central Park (enter from West 59th Street and Sixth Avenue)
Public skating hours 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Extended hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Admission $11.25 Monday-Thursday, $18 Friday-Sunday and holidays (discounts for youth and seniors). Skate rental $8. Cash only.
Winter Village at Bryant Park Rink
West 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue
8 a.m. to 10 p.m Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday. General admission free. Skate rental $15.
New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx
Holiday train show runs through Jan. 12. Tickets, which include access to the entire garden, are $25 on weekends and peak days (Dec. 16-Jan. 1) and $20 Tuesday-Friday (discounts for seniors, students and children).
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave.
“Gilded New York” is a new, ongoing exhibit. Daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Suggested admission $10, seniors and students $6, ages 12 and younger free.