So, you have decided to visit New York! Congratulations! Check out this handy little calendar below to help you decide when to visit.
In January, the weather is cold and since a lot of people do not like the cold and will skip visiting New York, most times you can find great airline bargains when reserving flights to New York.
In February, the restaurants are full for Valentine’s Day and so are the theaters. If you plan to visit during this February, you should plan on reserving hotels in New York in advance from the previous year along with the restaurants you plan to dine.
In March, the weather gets warmer (with temperatures above freezing) with fewer crowds around the city giving you the opportunity shop and visit all of the New York City attractions.
In April, the weather can be rainy and cool but fun nonetheless. If you are traveling with a mate, have a nice visit at romantic places in Central Park and be sure to watch out for falling tree branches due the the wind and rain. While you are visiting, be sure to avoid the doing so during their curfew hours.
In May, the weather is great but unfortunately does not offer a lot of summer activities for the general public but there will be a few invites only events. Now is the perfect time to get to know the city and learn how to use the public transportation should you decide to move here.
In June, the weather will bring “summer like” temperatures and will draw a lot people needing to see reduced and free concerts and films. The temperatures are nice so you will see people out jogging and training for the upcoming ING Marathon in November.
In July, you will start to see a peak with the temperature but it will be comfortable and bring concerts galore. Hotels and airfares will unfortunately rise and start to fall after the Forth of July has passed.
In August, the weather is still perfect for all your outdoor activities. Occasionally, you may experience a little rain but it won’t ruin your fun. Keep an umbrella handy and take on the city like a local.
In September, you will get hit with the heat and higher prices across the board but you will avoid most of the summer tourist crowds who left to go back to school in their city. Crowds you may see are from college students using their student discounts and non-college students on field trips with their teachers at museums. To avoid them, arrive as early as possible at the venue.
In October, the city has great weather for visiting even though it can get cold. Prices will begin to climb even more for the upcoming ING Marathon that is followed by a majority of the locals and annual visitors of the Thanksgiving Parade. If you do not have a strong umbrella for the winds, take along water resistant clothing for scattered showers and early snow falls.
In November, it is time for walking and Shopping! Shopping! Shopping! Thanksgiving and the parade is also right around the corner followed by Black Friday shopping along with the NYC ING Marathon, the tree ceremonies and other activities. A great time to visit if you are comfortable with the crowds.
In December, the month will bring in the holiday season and the crowds. If you don’t mind the crowds wishing to see snow, the holiday tree, the New Years Eve Ball, then visit and help bring in the New Year and become one of 50 million tourist who visit each year.
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