Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day, coming for Fashion Week, ready to get rowdy for Mardi Gras or planning a long weekend away this President’s Day, there are plenty of things to do and reasons to visit the entire month. February already has plenty of shows, concerts, basketball and hockey games and special events and attractions to make any visit unforgettable, whether it’s for a special occasion or not. NYCTourist.com lists all the best things to do in NYC February 2013.
NYC Fashion Week 2013
The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week will be held from February 7-14, 2013. While the all of the shows are invite-only, this is the perfect opportunity for celebrity spotting in New York City, as more over 100,000 people come to Lincoln Center for these eight days to see the Fall 2013 collections. No invite? Check out one of the spin-off New York City events. Nolcha Fashion Week runs from February 11-14, Small Boutique Fashion Week is open to the public on February 10 at Metropolitan Pavilion and of course there’s always the chance to host your own personal fashion week at pop-ups shows, sample sales and famous NYC stores available year-round.
Mardi Gras in NYC 2013
The Big Apple isn’t exactly the Big Easy, but they sure do know how to party like it is. Catch the flavor of New Orleans on Fat Tuesday at some of the best places to celebrate Mardi Gras in NYC. Every day is Mardi Gras at Bourbon Street Bar & Grille on Restaurant Row (47th St) but it will probably be even better this February. Some other places to find some Mardi Gras festivities are at Jalopy in Brooklyn, celebrating “Mardi Gras from the Bayou to Bourbon Street” or the “Second Avenue Mardi Gras Stroll” at T.G. Whitney’s. The NYC Nightlife scene is going all out on Mardi Gras, whether it’s at a Bourbon Street themed bar or not.
Valentine’s Day in NYC
Of course, everyone likes something a little different on Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t mean to wait until the last minute planning a special night. Head out for an evening of cocktails and mingling at one of the trendiest bars, or make some dinner reservations for a special night out at one of the best New York City restaurants. This is the perfect night to take her to that show on Broadway she’s been dying to see, or even a romantic horse-drawn carriage in Central Park. There are tons of things to do on Valentine’s Day in NYC, from casual evenings to the most romantic night imaginable. If this is the year to go for the later, check out all the sweet romance packages and getaway deals at romantic hotels in NYC.
New York City Concerts
February is packed with concerts in NYC every weekend, and throughout almost every week too. Fun is kicking off this month at Radio City Music Hall with a concert on February 2nd. The same night, Flogging Molly will be at Roseland Ballroom and moe. at the Best Buy Theatre. Mumford and Sons will be following on February 6th at Barclays Center. Chris Young will be at the Best Buy Theatre on February 15. February 23 is going to be a tough choice between Lady Gaga at Madison Square Garden or heading to the Izod Center to see Maroon 5 with Neon Trees and Owl City.
On top of all the great things to do in NYC this February only, don’t neglect all of the other popular attractions. There’s still the chance to go ice skating at Rockefeller Plaza, check out some of the popular and limited-time exhibits at local museums and make time for one of the current shows on Broadway. Now’s a great time to head to New York City, so bundle up and have fun.