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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to New York City

Peak Season: September to October; December; May to June

If you're visiting in the fall or spring expect great weather and high prices; rates spike again during the holiday season, as the city overflows with shoppers.

Off Season: January to February; July to August

Winters, averaging 35 degrees, are cold, but if you don't mind bundling up, you'll be privy to discounted post-holiday rates on flights and hotels. Summers – hazy, hot, and humid – also see discounted hotel rates.

Sweet Spot: March to April; November

You’ll cash in on good deals during these months, but gamble on the weather – spring can be rainy and, like fall, temperatures can be fickle: averaging in the upper 40s, but often jumping unpredictably up and down the thermometer. Just watch out for the Thanksgiving holiday when parade-goers to the city serve to spike hotel rates.

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“Travel by train. In most cases, it's cheaper than flying and you'll see more of the country up-close.”

Danielle Long Assistant Deals Producer

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