New York is a vibrant city with a confident energy and attractive vibe that is hard to beat. It offers something for everyone from the skyscraper views, the vast expanse of Central Park - often considered the lungs of the city – to the hustle and bustle of Times Square and art wonders of MoMA.
New York is a real melting pot of cultures and despite the awful unforgettable events of 9/11 with the terrorist destruction of the World Trade Centre Twin Towers in 2001 it continues to thrive and grow.
Reasons to visit New York
For the culture vultures New York offers many museums such as those tracing the history of the immigrants which made their way to Ellis Island in the city, the dinosaurs, and the Jews escaping the holocaust. There is also a host of art galleries offering the old masters and modern art which have inspired so many visitors.
We must not forget Broadway and a music scene which attracted famous stars such as John Lennon who was so tragically killed in this lively city. Search our interactive Google map so see some of the famous places in New York’s varied neighbourhoods from Little Italy, to Chinatown and Greenwich Village.
For those that enjoy the bright lights, Electric Avenue, Times Square and the Broadway theatre district is a tribute to the showy character of New Yorkers. Be dazzled by the sheer volume of night time neon which is admired by more than 50 million visitors to the city every year.
For those that remember the horror of 9/11 there are many that wish to remember the thousands of victims and visit Ground Zero, a must for any visitor to see the continuing tributes to those who lost their lives.
We love New York for
Ice skating (winter only)
Outdoor concerts (summer only)
When to go to New York
The city does not have a marked high season and is popular year round, however there are big differences in temperature. We recommend that you consider a trip during the Spring or Autumn months if you are not bound by school holidays, where you will find some great hotel and airfare deals.
Weather in New York
The driest and sunniest months are September and October and are recommended or alternatively a spring visit can be very pleasant. The weather can be very hot and sticky around July and August with high temperatures of 29C and low of 18C.
The coolest months are November to March when steam belches from the sewers and the temperature can be -4C and even colder. The city can suffer the occasional snow storm when getting around can prove difficult and airline schedules can be severely affected.