Best Time to Visit New York City, Manhattan
New York City isn’t only Manhattan. It's also Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island.
New York also includes destinations and places such as Long Island, the Niagara Falls, the Hudson Valley and the Catskills or the Adirondacks Mountains.
But Manhattan really is New York City's heart though: the heart of a celebrated architecture, many exceptional museums and all types of dance, theatre, music and other arts; the heart of American financial district; the heart of all imaginable types of eating and drinking at any time of day; the heart of shopping...
Best time to visit New York
When not to go to New York
New York Weather Table
New York State - Travel Destinations Map
MAIN GEOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES
WHAT TO VISIT IN NEW YORK CITY?
The island of Manhattan is divided into three big zones: Downtown (below 14th street), Midtown (from 14th street to 59th street - Central Park) and Uptown (from 59th street up).
Downtown Manhattan references
The statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
The Financial District: New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street and its surroundings
SoHo (New Museum of Contemporary Art)
The East Village
Times Square and the Theater District: Broadway, etc.
The Lower East Side
Former World Trade Center
Midtown Manhattan references
Empire State Building
New York Library
Grand Central Station
United Nations Buildings
Museum of Modern Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History
Uptown Manhattan references
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
New York City Travel Destinations Map
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL & VISIT NEW YORK CITY
New York weather is very changeable with moderate precipitation all year long, some heat waves in the summer and very cool weather in the winter and early spring. Snow is concentrated in the winter months, but not precipitation.
Considering the weather issue alone, then the best time to visit New Yorkwould be spring - April, May, June – or late-summer and early-fall – September, October - when Central Park becomes particularly beautiful-
However, there are, of course, other issues when considering a visit to New York. So, it all depends on what you value most. For some people, there is nothing like Christmas time to experience Times Square, the Rockefeller Center and the city’s shopping ambiance.
WHEN NOT TO GO TO NEW YORK CITY
For many people summer should be avoided. Humidity and high temperatures may turn July and August into very uncomfortable months. But, strangely, these are also the most visited months of New York.