Seasonal retreat in Midtown and Rockefeller Center | New York City
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created by | Nicholas
transit | walkable
distance | 0.5 miles
est. transit time | 10 minute walk end to end
During the Christmas season, New York City is electrifying in its warmth, light, and joy. Begin your winter festivities at the Core Club, a high-end, luxurious, dimly lit, and very comfortable midtown bar and cocktail lounge just a few minutes walk from New York City's Fifth avenue. After enjoying a drink and conversation, take a few minutes walk westbound towards Fifth avenue where luxury shopping, lights, human activity, and most importantly annual Christmas Holiday Windows will undoubtedly put you into the Christmas spirit. Walk southbound on Fifth Avenue and take in the sights and smells. A short 10 minute walk will bring you to Rockefeller Plaza, where the Christmas season is brought to life. Enjoy ice skating, almond croissants, warm coffee, luminescent decorations, and the absolute most stunning skyscraper view of Manhattan atop the Rockefeller Center. Whether you're a New York City resident or just passing through, this excursion will take you to the greatest pleasures New York City can offer during the Christmas season. Enjoy the holidays in New York City's Midtown.
66 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022
There is an interesting human dynamic at play when you visit New York City. People feel that the higher up a building they go, the more luxurious the experience. This holds true with CORE: Club, an upscale but profoundly subdued cocktail lounge located on the East side of Midtown. Decorated with sleek, comfortable furniture to conduct business meetings, casual conversation, and everything in between, The CORE:Club is an intimate setting to enjoy a drink, relax, and plan ahead your memorable evening.
5th Avenue btwn 42nd and 59th street
New York NY, 10022
Home to New York City's illustrious department stores and high-end fashion, Fifth Ave is one of the main avenues that spans New York City's Manhattan borough North-to-South. Walking westward from CORE:Club, a few minutes walk will land you at the cross section of Fifth Ave. This is a must see during the Christmas season because of the famous Christmas Holiday Windows that Macys, Barneys, and other NYC department stores assemble for people to enjoy and admire. Enjoy a 10 minute walk southbound on Fifth Avenue and take in the shopping, Christmas windows, and Christmas energy in the air.
45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111 (btwn 5th and 6th avenue and 49th and 50th street)
Rockefeller Plaza epitomizes Christmas in New York City. This landmark location offers world class bakeries, ice skating at the plaza, magnificent holiday sights, the Rockefeller Plaza Christmas Tree, holiday shopping, and most importantly, the most stunning view of Manhattan atop Rockefeller Plaza. Your experience at Rockefeller Plaza is all-encompassing in joy and amenities.
Looking for a hotel near this guide? Book a stay at the Chambers Hotel
4 Star Hotel | $150-$250/night
15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019
Contemporary, upmarket hotel offering chic rooms & suites, plus trendy dining options.