New York is one of the most magical city’s in the world, no matter the time of the year! It’s steeped in history and culture; no two trips need ever be the same!
From lazy summer strolls through Central Park to Christmas ice skating beneath the Rockefeller Center, this city has so much to offer!
Springtime marks the return of the Yankees and Mets, as well as the start of the minor league baseball season. Public parks and botanical gardens in every borough welcome visitors for flower shows as the fauna explodes with colour. A variety of parades celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Greek Independence Day, and Cuban Day, make their way through the city streets in spring. As this is outside of the peak holiday seasons, you will find better deals and more availability around the city.
Summer sends New York residents and visitors outdoors to enjoy film festivals, music, public parks and beaches. For baseball lovers, the season continues, while tennis fans head to the U.S. Open in Queens. Summer also is time for annual celebrations; the Museum Mile Festival features nine museums along Fifth Avenue, for a mile-long festivity of free access and entertainment. Make sure you check it out!
In Autumn, the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera host their opening nights, while the New York Film Festival features films of national and international directors. Later in the season, visitors and locals enjoy the New York City Marathon, the New York Comedy Festival, the NewYork Chocolate Show and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Winter in New York brings traditional holiday celebrations, including the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Rockefeller Center, the world’s largest menorah on Central Park South, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The city is host to several winter shows including the National Boat Show, the Winter Antiques Show, and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Fashion-lovers can also enjoy the release of new collections during Fashion Week.
Take a look at our Trusty Map for some tips and recommendations for places to stay, eat and drink when you’re in the city!