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New York City Month By Month

Decide when to visit New York City with these helpful monthly guides.


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.

1. January in New York City

Frozen snow on branch after snow storm
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.

2. February in New York City

Lunar New Year Parade
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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.

3. March in New York City

St. Patrick's Day Parade
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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.

4. April in New York City

Easter Bonnet Parade
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April marks the beginning of Spring in New York City, making it a wonderful time to visit! Early April can still be chilly, so pack some warm clothes and your umbrella but don't let it keep you from visiting during April, or else you'll miss out on celebrating Easter, celebrity sighting at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

5. May in New York City

The Literary Mall in Central Park
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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.

6. June in New York City

Alice in Wonderland Statue in Central Park
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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.

7. July in New York City

Monument Park in Yankee Stadium
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If you want to see some amazing fireworks, you can't beat
  • Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks in New York City. There are many other reasons to visit New York City during July, including
  • Shakespeare in the Park and Central Park SummerStage.
  • 8. August in New York City

    Great Lawn in Central Park
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    If you don't mind the heat, visiting New York City in August is a great way to celebrate the end of summer.

    9. September in New York City

    Fashion Week Tents at Bryant Park
    Labor Day 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.

    10. October in New York City

    Village Halloween Parade
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    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.

    11. November in New York City

    Thanksgiving Day Parade
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    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.

    12. December in New York City

    Rockefeller Center Tree
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    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.
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