Nothing says wintertime quite like ice-skating, and one of the best rinks around, in our humble opinion, is at the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park, conveniently located between 5th and 6th Avenues in midtown.

Ice Skating at Bryant Park

Skating is free, so bring your own skates, or rent a pair for $14 and show off your skills – or maybe just your super-grip on the railing. They have a few deals going on, like a $100 family pass for 4 which includes VIP admission, rental skates, bag check, hot chocolate and 10% off at Celcius, the resident restaurant with rink side views. Lockers are no cost, so if you want to save $ on bag check, just bring or rent a lock.

Get in some holiday shopping while you’re there with the 125+ boutique-esque pop-up shops that surround the rink and which offer gift ideas for everyone on your list. You’ll find food, jewelry, home goods and clothing – just to name a few.

Also a staple is ‘wichcraft, the kiosk serving up affordable and delicious food year round. It was named one of New York’s “best cheap eats” in New York Magazine, and was founded in 2003 by partners Sisha Ortuzar, Jeffrey Zurofsky, and Tom Colicchio, chef and owner of the Craft family of restaurants and head judge of Bravo’s Top Chef.  According to their website, “known for crafting sandwiches with high-quality, fresh ingredients, ’wichcraft puts a chef’s expertise into its menu of sandwiches. Every ingredient is made from real food and nothing is filler, always resulting in a robust and balanced meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.”  And, with sandwiches like those, who could fault you for spending more time eating than skating?

No matter what you choose to do in Bryant Park this winter, let Seastreak take you there!  Save big $ when you ride with us because kids under 12 ride free now until Memorial Day!  Click here for our schedules and fares!

Sea you soon,


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