Truth is, I absolutely adore Manhattan during the holidays. There's no better place in the world. It was tough to come up with a top five must do list, but I considered everything from literary lushness to naked ambition.
There is something truly unique about New York City around the holidays. Every year, my family and I head into Manhattan to spend the day skating (for my boys), shopping (for me) and stopping by a few of our favorite spots.
While New Yorkers may have access to most of the latest and greatest stuff on the planet, we just don't have the space to bring it home with us -- which can get a little tricky for parents during the gift giving season.