Daryl Thompson

9 ways for seniors to beat the winter blues in New York City…

9 ways for seniors to beat the winter blues in New York City….

As we all can attest to, it’s been a long, cold and brutal winter. Just because you’re getting older, it doesn’t mean that opportunities for entertainment, enrichment, and all around fun have to disappear. In New York City, opportunities for senior citizens are all around.

So, if you’ve been suffering from the winter blues. Below is a list of nine great activities in New York City that would be perfect for you to consider. Whether you decide to take a cruise, a sightseeing tour or see a Broadway show, we have the perfect choice for you.

1. New York City Water Taxi Tour: Why not visit some of the most notable locations in New York, all from the comfort of a New York Water Taxi. The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn and Verrazano Bridges and Castle Clinton are just some of the landmarks your tour will take you to. This activity is perfect for those who want to avoid the rush of the city, excessive walking, and steamy tour buses.

2. Manhattan Experience Tour: If you want to see New York in comfort, why not board a comfortable motorcoach and see the sights on this exciting tour. Your guide will take you by land and sea to see some of the most enticing sights. Visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on a harbor boat ride. Your motorcoach will take you Central Park, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Grant's Tomb and more. The efficiency of transportation makes this activity perfect for seniors.

3. Broadway: Times Square/ Broadway: Times Square and the Theater District, which is the center of Broadway Theater District. This is a great place for music and theater lovers to explore. By many, the shows on Broadway are considered the best in the world.

4. Greenwich Village. Greenwich Village, which is the center of American Art movements, from literature, to music, comedy, rock and roll, etc. Today, it is the most populated neighborhood for famous artists,including movie and television stars.

5. Wall Street. Wall Street and downtown New York is the center of American history, and it is here that you can find the statue of liberty, Ellis Island, Wall Street, and Federal Hall, where George Washington was sworn in and the bill of rights was written.

6. Chinatown: Great shopping for oddities. Food is for the adventurous. It is always interesting and never boring. Yes, Chinatown is a shopper’s and food lover's mecca, you can find nearly anything in Chinatown, from stereo equipment to fresh fish to jewelry to industrial art supplies, truly one of America’s most dizzying arrays of products available all in one area.

7. Chelsea: Nice and cosy shop with lots of interesting stuff with many food choices. For example, there are lots of international restaurants with falafel, burritos, handmade pasta etc. and a lot of fish.

8. South Street Seaport: The area is a calm oasis in manhattan. The shops are plentiful and are really quiet compared to fifth avenue. There's loads of high end shops as well. Really good views of Brooklyn bridge. Also there are several small kiosks snack eateries everywhere.

9. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts: The ballet, philharmonic, opera -- all the favorites are here. The world's finest musicians all come here. The space itself is breathtaking and glamorous. New York's most fashionable, cultured individuals are here -- great people watching.

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