New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Broadway theater is staged in neon-lit Times Square.
The Brooklyn Bridge connects Manhattan to the borough of Brooklyn, where varied neighborhoods range from Williamsburg – a hotbed of indie music, art and nightlife – to beachfront Coney Island and its amusement parks. The borough of Queens has Flushing Meadows Corona Park, with its 12-story 1964 World’s Fair globe sculpture, the Unisphere. The Bronx, NYC’s northernmost borough, is home to the landmark New York Botanical Garden and renowned Bronx Zoo. The Staten Island Ferry links Manhattan to NYC’s southernmost borough with views of the city skyline and Statue of Liberty.
Based on different categories to help you out what time of year to visit! Learn about New York weather by month to better plan your trip.
- Best Time for Great Weather: May to October.
- Best Time for Sightseeing: April to Early November.
- Best Time for Honeymooners: May, June, September & October. Probably Nov-Dec too!
- Best Time for Nightlife: Year round.
- Best Time for Kids & Families: Summer – June to September.
- Best Time for Broadway Shows: January & February and then in the Early Fall & Early Spring.
- Best Time for Holiday Window Displays: End of November, December.
- Cheapest Time to Visit NYC: January & February, then March-April & September-October.
- Most Expensive Time to Visit NYC: July, August, End of November and December.