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New York City is bustling with activities 24/7, so there’s really no bad time of year to visit The Peninsula New York — deciding when to stay really just depends on what you want to do. If you love walking outside and taking in free cultural shows, visit during the summer, when you can travel Manhattan on foot and eat outside. Go for a morning jog in Central Park when the trees and flowers are in full bloom and then walk from boutique to boutique along Fifth Avenue. The Peninsula New York is conveniently located within walking distance of several cultural venues and museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art, so you can avoid the cabs or public transit you’d take in the winter months.
Of course, the winter is also a great time of year to visit, because despite the cold and snow you can feel the palpable holiday energy flowing through Midtown Manhattan. You’ll want to see the stores decorated in lights on Fifth Avenue and make a trip to see the tree at nearby Rockefeller Center where you can ice skate on the open rink. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel decorates its lobby in December with lights, a tree and a menorah and there are activities like gingerbread-house decorating for children. You can also visit nearby cultural venues to catch popular holiday shows, such at The Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet and the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.
Any time of year is a great time to visit The Peninsula New York, but during the summer we open the terraces of Salon de Ning, our rooftop bar. You can sit outside sipping your favorite cocktail 23 floors above the hustle and bustle of the New York City streets below. We also open our Sun Terrace during the summer months. Here, you can lounge in luxury after a dip in the pool or after enjoying a revitalizing treatment at our acclaimed Peninsula Spa by ESPA.