NYC Winter Travel Guide

New York City is a favorite of mine year-round, but there’s something magical about the city that never sleeps at Christmas. The lights and colorful, fully-decked storefronts bring the Christmas spirit out in full force. I recently traveled to NYC and am excited to share some of my favorite recommendations if you find yourself venturing to New York!



  • Casa Ciprioni
  • Fig & Olive
  • Zero Bond
  • Nobu Fifty Seven
  • American Bar
  • Balthazar
  • Raoul’s
  • P.J. Clarkes
  • Saint Theos
  • Catch
  • Sugarfish


  • Jack’s Wife Frieda


  • Honeybrains
  • sweetgreen
  • by Chloe.
  • Ladybird
  • abcV


  • Barry’s
  • CorePower Yoga
  • Equinox Printing House
  • FHitting Room
  • Rumble Boxing
  • ModelFIT New York City
  • Box + Flow


  • Blue Bottle Coffee
  • Blank Street Coffee
  • MatchaBar
  • Variety Coffee Roasters
  • La Cabra
  • Ralphs Coffee Bar


  • See the Rockette’s Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Hall
  • Go ice-skating at the iconic Rink at Rockefeller or in Central Park
  • See the Rockefeller Christmas Tree
  • Union Square Holiday Markets
  • Visit the MET or MoMA
  • Brookfield Place New York in Battery Park (one of the City’s best-kept secrets!)
  • Go see the New York Botanical Gardens Glow
  • Walk through Central Park

Hi! I'm Gracie.

I’m the former Miss Kansas USA 2021! I’m an avid sports fan, fitness enthusiast, and work in Public Relations for the Kansas City Chiefs, while also currently pursuing my Master’s in Sport Management at the University of Kansas. I hope this blog inspires your everyday and encourages you to go Live Gracefully!

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