New York Seasonal February 02, 2018
14 Reasons No One In Their Right Mind Visits New York In The Winter
There’s no harm in feeling like the grass is greener on the other side. In fact, it’s entirely natural to say to yourself “I hate winter” at least once a month during this brisk season. But almost always by the time you’re done angrily ranting about winter, you find yourself remembering why it is you love having this season in New York so much. Reminding you not to take yourself too seriously, you’ll meet your daily quota of sarcasm by the time you finish this post.
1. First off, the scenery during this season is downright atrocious.
If you're looking to visit New York, you won't want to come during winter. I mean, everything just looks terrible with a fresh coat of snow on top of it. Yuck!
2. Our state parks pretty much rot away, rapidly transforming into unsightly destinations that aren't worth visiting.
What exactly is appealing about seeing a frozen waterfall or familiar scenery covered with a dusting of snow? I refuse to see what the fuss is all about when it comes to checking out one-of-a-kind ice formations.
3. There's absolutely nothing to do outside, you'll be overwhelmed with boredom.
Don't plan a trip to New York unless you're interested in catching a wicked case of cabin fever. There's simply no way to enjoy yourself outdoors!
4. Put a pause on any hiking plans you have, the view from our summit's are nothing short of undesirable.
You may be itching to get out and hike during the winter, but don't even dream about waste your time in such a ridiculous way. Clear winter skies that beautifully reflect off ice and frozen bodies of water just aren't appealing or worth the effort it takes to make it to the top.
5. All New York residents are unpleasant to be around during winter, we turn into grumpy balls of anger that eventually blossom into ticking time bombs.
With so many reasons to be angry that it's winter, finding a smile upon a New Yorker's face is pretty much equivalent to getting your hands on a golden ticket.
6. None of the good restaurants stay open during winter and there's a good chance that you'll die of starvation by the time spring rolls around.
We hate to break it to you, but there isn't anywhere worth dining at during New York's winter months. All you can do is pray that spring has a quick return and hope for the best!
7. And all of our best outdoor attractions are closed for the winter.
If you're someone who enjoys exploring nature and taking adventures, you won't find any way to occupy your time during this season in New York. All the best places are closed from October through March.
8. New Yorkers lose all sense of creativity during the winter. We might as well be hibernating.
Don't ask us to do something like make a creative sled out of cardboard and duct tape, this scenario is one that can only end badly. We're completely useless during this season and there's no way around the subject.
9. This season is just flat out bad. There's no way to turn lemons into lemonade once things freeze over.
What's the point in taking a trip out to our favorite lake if it's frozen over? There's absolutely no way you'd be able to harvest ice from a frozen lake to create a castle or anything magical of that sort.
10. Forget about making plans for after you get out of work, there's nothing fun going on once it gets dark.
Night skiing isn't anything to write home about. You're better off just staying home and doing the dishes or counting all of your gray hair.
11. It's the worst time of the year to see our waterfalls, talk about a crummy view.
Seeing a frozen winter waterfall in New York is like eating out-of-state pizza. Things may look familiar but in the end, it'll just never be what you were hoping for. Try coming back in the summer when things don't look like Narnia!
12. Don't bother heading out to any of our lakes — there's no point.
It's hard to imagine that anyone would actually be interested in things like ice fishing or ice skating. How boring!
13. You're not going to be able to make any exciting plans all season long since there are no good festivals happening.
Plan on taking a bite out of all those binge-watching bucket lists you've been putting together all summer long because there's nothing better to do in winter than sit inside in front of a screen!
14. Sunrises and sunsets just don't look the same during winter, they're the definition of lousy.
Winter sunsets in New York happen so early in the day. Why would you ever want to take advantage of the fact that you don't need to stay up super late to watch this display of colors in the sky? It seems like there are better things you could be doing with your time.
Tell us in the comments if you think visiting the Empire State during winter is a crazy thought to have! Looking for more advice about this chilly season? Then read about the
14 Things No One Tells You About Surviving A New York Winter!