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New York in Feb/March

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New York in Feb/March

Hi, is it advisable to visit NYC in late Feb, mid March? Or will weather be too cold/unpredictable? Also, can you recommend a good sight-seeing tour to book for first timers including kids/senior citizens? Thanks!

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1. Re: New York in Feb/March

We went in March and we found New York to be cool, by this I mean a good all weather jacket padded, gloves and scarf at the time they were expecting a snow storm something they don't usually get at this time. Just the weather pattern was out of wak. So in my opinion this is a nice time to travel in March not to hot. The best sightseeing tour would be the HOP on HOp off Red Bus

no need to book this one before you go. When you arrive go to the Port Authority Building and buy your tickets, there they have tours to Up Town Down Town and a Night Tour which I recommend. We took all of them you can get a 48 hour ticket and what you didnt see on day one do on day 2 the tickets also can include the Statue of LIberty Tour and Ellis Island . Dont forget to visit the Rockefeller Centre and watch the Ice Skating. If you are into Air Craft Carriers that is worth a visit I think its the Enterprise . We found that value for money was the HOP on Hop Off you can take your time to look at the attractions and the buses go every 20 mins from special marked stops.

For eating you don't need to go to restaurants you can try the Delicatesan's

they some times have places to eat with in the store. Hope this is a help enjoy the big apple.

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2. Re: New York in Feb/March

It's the Intrepid, not the Enterprise.

People live here in the winter, so it is not "too cold." Whether it is too cold for you to be comfortable is a personal question. We have a saying here, "there's no bad weather, only bad clothing." If you dress for the weather, you should be fine, unless you personally cannot stand the cold.

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You could luck into relatively mild, cool weather, but you could also get bitter cold with icy precipitation. Since your group includes seniors and children, you'll want to be sure that they are all prepared to cheerfully tolerate uncomfortably cold and windy weather. It can be an invigorating adventure if you're all prepared with thick jackets and layered clothing.

On the plus side, it's a more affordable time of year for hotels.

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4. Re: New York in Feb/March

February is usually cold to very cold.

March is variable. Could be T-shirt and shorts weather near 80 degrees F (that would be 27 degrees C for you). Could be bitter cold and 15 degrees F (that would be about -12 C for you). Most likely will be somewhere between the two, and you'll see the beginnings of our spring weather. Look at the weather immediately before you leave, bring layers, and you'll be fine.

By the way, NYC has tons to do indoors, so if the weather is really awful, you won't be lacking for fun activities. The city rarely shuts down, and on the rare occasion when it does, you can see NY'ers actually taking the time to sloooow down for a few brief moments. Go to Central Park, build a snowman, have a snowball fight, and/or grab some hot chocolate from a nice cafe.

Edited: 02 January 2012, 19:51
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I was going to say I didn't think NYC ever hit 80 in March but I double checked and NYC has.

March 13, 1990 saw 85 degrees. March 13, 1888 saw +6 degrees F.

March 31, 1998 saw 86 degrees. March 31, 1923 saw +14 degrees F

March can be a month of wild extremes but generally it is moderately cold - not as cold as January and February but not quite as pleasant as April.

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6. Re: New York in Feb/March

Love this thread,we are there from feb 28th -march 3rd,Can't wait to get back to nyc

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7. Re: New York in Feb/March

Thanks for all the feedback, really helpful. Good jacket, layers of clothing - check! Any hotels to recommend?

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8. Re: New York in Feb/March

am going Feb 2, went Marchg last year, cold but not antartic, went Feb a few years back, cold but still done and seen all we had to.

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9. Re: New York in Feb/March

Diageo -- There are lots of good hotels in New York City and some pretty bad ones too. Trip advisor ranks 430 of them.

Hotel prices vary from one time of the year to the next, and even from day to day depending on what is going on in town. Feb/Mar is one of the less expensive times of the year, unless of course there's a major event bringing people to town.

In order for the kind folks here at the NY City forum to give you the best advice, they need information: what are your travel dates? How many people in your group and how many beds to you need (are you a couple who will share a bed or are you travelling with a friend and want 2 beds?) and lastly your budget per night in US dollars.

Remember, hotel rates are quoted PRE-TAX and tax adds about 16%, so a $200 hotel room will cost approximately $232.

Edited: 03 January 2012, 11:45
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