Skating Under the Skyline in Bryant Park, NYC
Caught between the hustle and bustle of Times Square and the grandeur of Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park is an oasis of greenery along 42nd Street. In the summer, the park serves as the schoolyard for bankers and fashionistas' lunch breaks in the sun, but in the winter, it transforms into a slice of Manhattan magic. Get whisked away into the lively holiday spirit of Germany's Christmas markets with the pop-up shops filled with treats from handicrafts to hot chocolate. Then head to Citi Pond, the ice skating rink (free, just bring your own skates!), which rivals the hyped Rockefeller Center and Central Park rinks—and take a moment to gaze above your head and soak in the true spirit of New York City.
- Megan Cytron (Editor) Congratulations! You won Honorable Mention in the Winter Parks Contest.