NYC Guided Bus Tours in February: Winter in New York City
February may not be the most popular month to visit New York City, but it’s a perfect time to take advantage of our award-winning NYC bus tours! Stay toasty in our climate-controlled buses while seeing the sights, and let our itineraries help you create a magical winter wonderland experience.
One of NYC’s most dazzling winter events is Chinatown’s Lunar New Year parade, celebrating the Year of the Rooster on Sunday, February 5th.
Marvel at the ornate Chinese dragon floats and the red lanterns, and cheer on the magicians, acrobats, and dancers. Our daytime NYC bus tour takes you through Chinatown and Little Italy, so ask your guide where the best views are before the parade.
Afterward, warm up with some dim sum: Chinese small plates, served family-style. I particularly love the soup dumplings — that’s right, dumplings filled with steamy broth — at Shanghai Asian Manor or 21 Shanghai House. Be careful when you take a bite, though! Otherwise, you’ll find all that delicious soup down your shirt, not in your mouth.
Speaking of food, our “Big Apple in Lights” nighttime bus tour stops for dinner at iconic Chelsea Market. Sample a crêpe at Bar Suzanne, eat “farm to tray” burgers and Milkshakes at Chelsea Creamery, or “tuck into” an Aussie meat pie at Tuck Shop. Don’t forget to save room for a gooey brownie from Fat Witch bakery or munchkins at the Doughnuttery!
Have a warm cider or coffee in hand for our next stop: the High Line, New York’s most famous and beloved new park, located on an abandoned elevated train line. While less lush in winter, you’ll still be captivated as you trace the old tracks, or sit and watch the traffic below at the 10th Avenue Overlook. It’s a unique, second-story view of the city you won’t want to miss.
Winter is also a great season to get lost in a museum. Get your fill of Pollock and Warhol at the Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District, then browse the nearby high-end clothing stores lining the cobbled streets before heading south to Greenwich Village: the hippy heart of New York. Bleecker Street is bursting with boutiques and bakeries, so enjoy some shopping before taking in Washington Square Park’s marble arch gleaming in the moonlight on our NYC evening bus tour.