When to visit New York City?

Weather, Crowds and Prices

January
Cold
H 38 F | 3 C
L 25 F | - 4 C
Precipitation (rain/show) 41%
February
Cold
H 40 F | 4 C
L 26 F | - 3 C
Precipitation (rain/show) 34%
March
Cool
H 49 F | 9 C
L 34 F | 1 C
Precipitation (rain/show) 37%
April
Warm
H 60 F | 16 C
L 43 F | 6 C
Precipitation (rain) 40%
May
Warm
H 68 F | 21 C
L 53 F | 12 C
Precipitation (rain) 35%
June
Warm
H 79 F | 26 C
L 63 F | 17 C
Precipitation (rain) 39%
July
Hot
H 84 F | 29 C
L 68 F | 20 C
Precipitation (rain) 30%
August
Hot
H 83 F | 28 C
L 67 F | 19 C
Precipitation (rain) 33%
September
Warm
H 76 F | 24 C
L 60 F | 16 C
Precipitation (rain) 29%
October
Warm
H 65 F | 18 C
L 49 F | 9 C
Precipitation (rain) 30%
November
Cool
H 54 F | 12 C
L 41 F | 5 C
Precipitation (rain/snow) 32%
December
Cold
H 42 F | 6 C
L 30 F | - 1 C
Precipitation (rain/snow) 33%

Wondering when you should visit New York City? Here are some usefull information that could help you make up your mind.

January

January is the coldest month in New York City. In addition to the low temperatures, the wind will make you feel even colder. At the same time, it will typically be warm in stores, subways and attractions, so be sure to dress in layers.

If you don't mind the cold, you might enjoy the fact that the holiday season crowds have left New York City, leaving great shopping bargains and hotel savings.

February

February weather tends to be a bit milder than January, and less likely to be rainy, but it's still among the coldest months in New York City. In addition to the low temperatures, the wind will make you feel even colder. At the same time, it will typically be warm in stores, subways and attractions, so be sure to dress in layers.

While the cold weather continues to keep the accommodation and flight prices low, Valentine's Day and President's Day holidays can mean inflated prices and crowding.

March

March tends to be rainy, but temperatures mostly stay above freezing. However, it is cool, particularly at night, and when it's wet it feels even colder.

On the bright side, cooler weather continues to make bargain accommodations and flights to New York City available, and March is typically less crowded than April or May.

April

Spring is a wonderful time to visit New York City. Early April can still be chilly and rainy, but the warmer temperatures make it more comfortable than March.

Warmer weather and the week of school break can make the streets crowded.

May

May is the perfect time to visit New York City. Weather is warm enough to spend a lot of time outdoors, but cool enough to remain comfortable.

Also, summer crowds have not yet arrived.

June

June's warm weather welcomes visitors to New York City who want to enjoy walking the streets of New York City, and the many exciting summer activities in the city.

More crowds can be expected, especially later in the month when schools are out.

July

July is the hottest month of the year, so together with high humidity, it can be quite uncomfortable, especially in the subways. Also, when it's hot outside, you might find the air-conditioning in stores and museums uncomfortable.

New York City attracts lots of tourists during summer, so crowds can be expected.

August

August can be quite hot and humid, though it's a bit cooler and drier than July, especially later in the month. Subways are still very hot and air-conditioning in stores and museums is still strong and unconfortable is you are not dressed properly.

New York City attracts lots of tourists during summer, so crowds can be expected.

September

September continues to be warm, but nights are a bit cooler, offering visitors lovely weather for exploring New York City without the summer crowds. Subways are still unconfortably hot.

October

October is a beautiful month to visit New York City. Warm days and cool nights are perfect for enjoying walking tours and the autumn colors in Central Park are absolutely amazing.

However, hotel prices and airfares rise as New York City enters its peak travel time.

November

New York City weather in November can be chilly, but snow is unlikely. Some of the most famous New York events take place in November - the New York City Marathon and the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

High prices from October continue, as November is still considered to be the peak travel time.

December

The holiday season is a popular time to visit New York City. The weather can be quite cold and the prices are high, but the New York City is still a great place to do your holiday shopping. Don't miss the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and the Times Square New Year celebration.

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