Winter in New York

The Best Things to Do in New York this Winter

17. April 2019
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Many people would argue that winter is the best time to visit New York! Why? Well, some major events take place in New York in the winter: Christmas, New Year’s Eve and the holy Super Bowl! That’s not all yet, though! In this article we’ll share everything you need to know about this season, including our top things to do in the winter in New York!


View of Lower Manhattan from Brooklyn in the winter

New York Winter Weather

How best to describe NYC winter weather? Short answer: COLD! NYC winter temperatures can be pretty extreme, hitting an average low at around 29°F. That is, however, no reason at all not spend winter in New York. It’s time to bundle up and explore – there are just too many amazing winter activities and events going on that you shouldn’t miss!

Temperature (Day)Temperature (Night)Snow [in]Rainy Days
December45 °F 32 °F58
January39  °F 27 °F78
February41 °F28 °F96

Best New York Winter Pictures

If you are lucky, you will experience New York as a perfect winter wonderland, completely covered in snow with blue skies and the sun shining. On the other hand, you may experience a crazy snow storm, like we did early 2018, when visiting New York in the winter.

Winter Activities in NYC

Yes, winter in New York is the perfect time to check off indoor activities, but there are some unique outdoor activities in New York during winter, too! There is no doubt that ice skating is the ultimate top thing to do in New York in the winter. The Big Apple is well known for its numerous ice skating rinks, so there is no way you can get around putting on those skates! Apart from ice skating and winter markets, you should know that a few rooftop bars will remain open during the cold months. Most of them will have fire places and provide you with blankets, which makes a visit super cozy. At 230 Fifth near the Flatiron Building, you can even sit in a heated igloo while enjoying breathtaking views of the skyline – how cool is that?

New York Winter Events

Why so many people travel to New York in the winter? That’s because some major events are taking place during that season! The obvious ones are Christmas and New Year’s Eve in December, but don’t forget about other great events like the Super Bowl (scheduled for February 3rd), Valentine’s Day and Fashion Week in February. As you can see, hibernation in New York does not exist! You can find more detailed info in our monthly articles.

Other Seasons in New York

You have a tip for us that relates to winter in New York? Let us know about it and we’ll add it to our list!

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juhn chris(ezekiel idama)

i agree with u newyork is the best places to be either summer or winter even in holidays” i love newyork!!!


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