• Posted:Monday, November 23, 2009
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New York on the list of best places for winter travel
I'm a bit of a yo-yo when it comes to winter - I can never decide if I love it or hate it. When the days are crisp and clear and the sun is shining, then I always think that I much prefer winter to any other season, but when it's doom and gloom and nothing but wind, snow and ice, then there's really nothing worse. It makes me want to go on holiday - and I'm sure most people would feel the same. If you're contemplating taking a vacation at this time, consider booking a room in a New York hostel as one journalist has placed the city in the number two spot of best places to travel to in the colder months.

Writing for Chicago Flame, Mike Persley has bigged up the Big Apple, not that that's strictly necessary. New York's fame generally precedes it but, as Mr Persley puts it, "New York is New York, no matter what time of the year". He says that some of the perks of heading to the town for a bit of festive cheer include being able to walk into the museums without having to stand around in a giant queue for hours, or do some skating at Rockefeller Centre.

"There's a million things to do in the city that never sleeps," he said. "Accomplishing just a few is well worth it."

But if you're looking for an experience that's a little off the beaten track, a trip to Hell's Kitchen might be a fun idea. Time Out recommended taking in the New Yorker Hotel which, back in 1929, was the biggest hotel in the city and used to have an underground nightclub that came with its own miniature ice rink.

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