The mecca of snow days, Central Park's Pilgrim Hill draws quite the crowd after winter storms roll in. The hill is both steep and gentle, with a perfect denouement—that's sledspeak for a smooth finish. It's a tremendous experience for all visitors, of which there are plenty. Our suggestion: Get there early. Enter at 72nd St and Fifth Ave (centralparknyc.org).
You know what to do when a blizzard comes our way and schools are closed: Head for the hills! By that we mean the best sledding hills in NYC of course—sledding is one of our favorite winter activities for kids, so grab a warm coat and a pair of the best winter boots for kids, and prepare for an epic day in the snow.
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We mapped out all of our go-to hills for sledding in NYC. What's on your list? Central Park? Van Cortlandt Park? Prospect Park? Options abound when planning an epic snow day.
Once the sun starts to go down in the early afternoon and you're ready to pack it in why not head out for some of the best hot chocolate in NYC for kids and grownups? Winter can be so much fun. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!