So you’re traveling for business and you've got two hours or one afternoon to spend in New York City. If you’re lucky enough to be in New York from late October to January 2, one of our best suggestions for how to spend an afternoon in New York City is to do some holiday shopping at the Winter Village at Bryant Park.
For Travelers Who Like: Christmas and shopping
Where to Go: Bryant Park is located behind the main branch of the New York Public Library, on Sixth Avenue between W. 40th and W. 42nd Street. The closest subway stops are the 5th Avenue stop on the 7 train and the 42nd Street stop on the B,D,F, or M trains. See the website for the Winter Village’s daily hours.
What Makes It Special: We did a separate blog post on the ice skating and the mouth-watering options at the Winter Village food kiosks.
But the Winter Village is also a great option if you want to do some holiday shopping. Shopping at the Winter Village is a more charming and more convenient option than trekking around to regular stores.
There are 170 vendors who feature their artisan goods at lighted kiosks. Vendor wares include health and beauty, jewelry, artwork, apparel and accessories, home goods, unique holiday gifts, stuff for kids, games, and pets, and provisions like artisan teas, spices, and cocktails.
Must See: A few of our favorite vendors….