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While we don’t think there’s ever a bad time to visit New York, each season has its perks that you might want to consider before booking a room at The St. Regis New York. If you’re visiting in the summer, then you’ll be able to enjoy a stroll down Fifth Avenue and shopping at the myriad department stores and boutiques close to the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star New York hotel. The trees in Central Park also will be in full bloom, providing perfect scenery for your morning jog. New York offers many free activities during the summer, such as Shakespeare in the Park, and the hotel’s prime location in Midtown brings you within walking distance of several museums and cultural venues, eliminating the need for cabs or public transit you’d take in winter months.
Now, while nobody really likes trekking through the blustery winter, should you decide to brave the elements, you’ll be able to enjoy the luxury hotel’s classic holiday decorations. Pine wreaths and twinkly white lights adorn the Beaux-Arts exterior and a Christmas tree and menorah in the cozy cognac room, next to the fireplace. You can even put a tree up in your own room, courtesy of an in-house florist. Of course, no winter in the city would be complete without a visit to the Rockefeller Center — just a seven-minute walk from The St. Regis — with its giant tree and open skating rink. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel is also within a mile of cultural venues that put on special holiday shows, including The Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet and the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. For New Year’s Eve, consider spending the night dancing in Astor Court, the hotel’s elegant bistro.
My favorite time of year is the fall and winter, especially when the city is bustling with the excitement of the holiday season.
The best time of year to visit The St. Regis New York is over the holidays. It’s always exciting to see what decorations we have up each year.