Guide to Planning Your Holiday Trip to NYC

Couple holding champagne glasses in times square

We may be a bit biased because we love our city, but New York City is the ultimate place to take a holiday vacation to celebrate the season. There are so many incredible seasonal sights to check out in Midtown Manhattan and throughout NYC to ring in the holidays and spend time with the ones you love.

But as we all know, holiday season can be a stressful time, so it’s important to take some time out for yourself and rekindle your relationships. In this article, we discuss how to plan a holiday trip to NYC to see the festive sights and enjoy some relaxing time to ease seasonal tension.

Fun Holiday Activities in NYC

New York City transforms itself into a winter wonderland that inspires our imaginations and brightens our spirits around this time of year. Once the snowflakes start falling and the decorations are hung, the city becomes a magical place for families, couples, and people of all ages to gather together and enjoy each other’s company. Try to book your transportation and accommodations as early as possible so you don’t miss out on this amazing experience!

The holiday season kicks off with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with amazing floats, balloons, and entertainment. And then the festivities keep going with the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting, ice skating at Bryant Park Winter Village, and the dancing extravaganza of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Holiday window shopping in New York is a favorite tradition, especially along Fifth Avenue. Also make sure to check out the Christmas Market at Union Square Park in Manhattan to shop for unique gifts for everyone on your list. New Year’s Eve is an unforgettable time to be in NYC, with the Times Square ball drop and live entertainment that’s broadcasted all around the world.

Taking a Break for Couples Massage NYC

Rushing around between stores to finish your holiday shopping and squeezing in as many festive activities as possible during your stay can be lots of fun, but also a bit stressful. This holiday season, make sure to take some time out for yourself or to spend with the ones you love the most. After all, that’s what the holidays are truly all about!

If you’re traveling to New York with your partner, family member, or close friend, take a city break to indulge in couples massage NYC. At Aura Wellness Spa, we specialize in body massage therapy, body scrub treatments, and face spa treatments, and we offer private rooms so you can enjoy your own personal space together. Without outside distractions, this is a wonderful way for you and your travel companion to bond while benefiting your own health as well.

New York City Spa Tour

Another fun way to see the city in a relaxing and rejuvenating way is to take a New York City spa tour. At Aura, we are proud to be among the top spas in Midtown Manhattan and offer a wide range of services, including singles and couple’s packages and romantic couples massages. When you stop by our spa on your holiday vacation, pick up a day spa gift card for that special someone on your shopping list who could benefit from a little holiday season relaxation as well!