7. Ride a Vintage Subway Car

Vintage nostalgia rides on NYC subway

See what train travel used to be like with the Transit Museum’s Holiday Nostalgia Rides. Every year, on select days during the holiday season, vintage 1930s R1-9 train cars are mixed in during regular service on the F, A, C, and D lines of the New York City subway. The trains start running between 2nd Avenue in Lower Manhattan all the way up to 125th street on Sunday, December 1st.

For the price of a regular MetroCard swipe, you can travel back in time and ride in one of the original cars of the IND, the first subway company operated by the City of New York. The cars feature rattan seats, paddle ceiling fans and vintage advertisements. Head to the Transit Museum’s website for a full list of schedules and routes for the vintage subway cars and buses.