It might not be possible to do everything in New York, visit every attraction and check out each neighborhood festival. However, it can be a lot of fun to try. What you don’t get around to in one trip can put at the top of the list for next month or next year. New York always has something exciting to do – even in February, which most people consider the dullest, slowest and shortest month of the year. Let’s correct that mistaken impression right away- 2020 is a leap year with an extra day in February, and New York always offers visitors a good time. Take the bus to NYC and experience winter at its finest.
Make the Most of Leap Year and Leap Day with Bus Travel
Take the bus to NYC with a group of your closest friends to celebrate Leap Year, and Martz Trailways can accommodate large groups for festive trips to NYC that create priceless memories. You won’t have to worry about mundane concerns while you pursue your travel dreams.
The bus handles all the details so that you can relax and visit with friends or family members while traveling. New York City is bustling with winter events, and you can enjoy many of its attractions without overwhelming crowds during the “off” season – when you can save time and money. Some of the events and attractions for February of 2020 include:
1. Visit the Empire State Building
If you’ve never been to the top of the Empire State Building, it’s a perfect way to begin your trip to NYC. The building is an icon that transcends the race to build ever-higher buildings throughout the world. Empire State Building tickets are available at esbnyc.com, and the building is open every day from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Your visit to the Empire State Building at 20 W. 34th Street is a perfect complement to a Broadway show – before or after the show. You can check newyorktheatreguide.com to find shows and curtain times for these popular shows:
- Moulin Rouge! The Musical
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
- West Side Story
2. Chinese New Year Parade and Celebration
If you didn’t get enough time to celebrate New Year’s Day last month, you can get a do-over on February 9. The Chinese New Year Parade features all kinds of excitement that includes dragons, lights, dancing and stunning costumes. The parade runs on February 9 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Chinatown around Mott and Canal Streets.
3. Cupid’s Undie Run
Cupid’s Undie Run is a great way to start a Valentine’s Week celebration for the holiday on Thursday, February 14. The date this year makes Valentine’s Day the perfect day to launch a long, intimate weekend in New York.
Cupid’s Undie Run is also a perfect way to show potential love interests what they’re missing. It’s all good fun that raises cash for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. The cost to register for the event on Saturday, February 9, is $35. After the run, most participants head to the city’s bars to get warm, meet people and enjoy a convivial evening. The event combines the best of raucous fun while raising money for charity.
The run starts at 2 p.m., and there is a party at Stage 48 afterwards that lasts until 4 p.m. You can sign up sponsors, and those who raise more than $250 get open bar privileges at the party. Strangely enough, it’s the perfect pre-Valentine’s Day event for both supporters and critics of the holiday.
4. Valentine’s Day
February revolves around Valentine’s Day, and those who aren’t in a relationship often criticize the day as a creation of Madison Avenue to get people to spend money during the slow month of February. Well, the strategy certainly worked because Valentine’s Day ranks as the second busiest day of the year for restaurants. New York is full of restaurant deals in February for romantic dinners and special events.
Find out more about NYC Valentine’s Day celebrations, but make your reservations fast. You can find lists of the most romantic restaurants, bars and things to do. You can enjoy a decadent dinner, romantic tour of the city, great music and top-tier shows. The best romantic dream might be getting snowed in from February 14 through Sunday, February 17 in some romantic hideaway.
5. Leap Day
Miracles come true on Leap Day, and this year will be especially magical because Leap Day – February 29th – falls on a Saturday. New York hosts many events for every taste, but the Second Quadrennial Late-Night Leap Day Bonanza is a great option. The show will be held on February 29 at Club 54, an iconic NYC address at 254 W. 54th Street.
The show features comedy, music and interactive performances that feature Preston Max Allen, Megan Amram, Liam J. Enight, Alsion Fresca and more. You can enjoy All Star, Rise, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and School Girls. There will be custom videos made by Jim O’Heir and Penn & Teller. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event on a Leap Year Saturday.
Enjoy a Little “Me” Time in February in NYC
After months of holidays, resolutions and family-related events, many people take the time to pamper themselves. Take the bus to NYC and enjoy doing the things you like to do. There’s something for every taste, and you can enjoy an intimate Valentine’s Day dinner, celebrate your first real birthday in 4 years on Leap Day or just explore your favorite restaurants and attractions. Book your trip at Martz Trailways to dream your impossible dream.