If you're planning a trip to New York City, the first thing to figure out is when to visit New York City. A year-round destination, every season brings its own advantages to New York City visitors.
1. Winter in New York City
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2. Spring in New York City
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As the weather warms, New York City becomes a more vibrant, fun place to visit. New Yorkers tend to be so excited as spring arrives that you'll see them spending time in New York City's great parks, including Central Park
. The weather makes it a wonderful time to visit New York City -- it's the perfect time of year to explore NYC on foot, whether on your own or on a walking tour
. Bring comfortable shoes for walking, and an umbrella (and rain boots!) in case it rains, and you're in for a treat during springtime in NYC.
Spring in NYC
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4. Fall in New York City
Autumn in New York -- it's no wonder that the season's beauty and charm has been captured in the classic tune. It's my favorite time of year in New York City -- warm days and cool evenings make it perfect for enjoying everything New York City has to offer, from walking tours and public parks to museums and fantastic restaurants. Of course, during fall visits to New York City you can enjoy the region's fall foliage
or maybe you'd like to experience Halloween
in the big city.
Fall in NYC
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5. Holiday Season in New York City
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While most places have four seasons, New York City really has five -- the holiday season in New York City really has it's own draws and charms. The holiday season in New York City spans from Thanksgiving through New Year's and draws many visitors who want to experience the city's amazing holiday decorations and events, as well as many folks who want to do their holiday shopping in New York City's great stores. Visiting during this popular time will mean paying a premium for airfare and hotels, but you'll be creating memories for years to come.
Holidays in NYC
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