Wondering when you should visit New York City? These month by month guides to New York City highlight some of the most popular events and feature information about weather, crowds and prices throughout the year in New York City.
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January is a great time for bargain hunters who don't mind the cold to visit New York City. The holiday season crowds will have left New York City, leaving great shopping bargains and hotel savings for January visitors.
February weather tends to be a bit milder than January, but Valentine's Day and Winter Break bring romantics and families to New York City in February.
Despite March's rainy reputation, March can still be a great time to visit New York City. New York City celebrates St. Patrick's Day with great vigor, making it a fun holiday to experience in New York City.
May is a wonderful time to visit New York City, as the weather is perfect for spending lots of time outdoors during your trip (whether you want to go on a New York City Walking Tour
or just enjoy a picnic in Central Park
) without the summer crowds.
June's warm weather welcomes visitors to New York City who want to enjoy walking around the streets of New York City, and many of New York City's exciting summer activities begin.
If you don't mind the heat, visiting New York City in August is a great way to celebrate the end of summer.
might mark the official end of Summer, but it also makes for a great long weekend visit to New York City. September continues to be warm, but nights are a bit cooler, offering visitors lovely weather for exploring New York City without the summer crowds.
October is probably my favorite month in New York City. Warm days and cool nights make for comfortable exploring, and seeing the leaves change colors in Central Park is a sure sign that autumn has arrived in New York City.
November begins with the New York City Marathon
, a great event for runners and spectators alike. Of course, November's most famous event is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
-- if you haven't experienced it in person, you should definitely plan a trip to New York City to see the balloons floating down Central Park West on Thanksgiving Day.
The holiday season is a popular time to visti New York City -- whether you want to do some holiday shopping, check out the Holiday Window Displays
or visit the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
, there are festive events and sights to experience in New York City throughout December. And of course, there's no where like Times Square to celebrate New Year's Eve