New York

iStock International
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

Peak Season: May to October

New York City’s summer temperatures can swelter, with highs reaching well into the 90s, while the rest of the state enjoys pleasant and long 70- to 80-degree days. September and October are glorious, with bright skies and fall foliage to rival New England, but without the sky-rocketing hotel rates.

Off Season: December to February

Winter hits everywhere north of New York City hard, with average temperatures from 20-30 degrees, and some areas receiving more than 100 inches of snow. The ski resorts of Hunter, Whiteface and Gore mountains aren’t complaining, though.

Sweet Spot: November; March; April

Upstate can be cold, wet and dark on the borders of winter, but New York City is a wonder in any season, especially when those exorbitant hotel rates dip a little.

Compare Rates to New York






Laura_motta

“Always ask for a room upgrade when you arrive at your hotel. They may laugh, but it never hurts to try!”

Laura Motta Director, Deals Publishing

Sign up for the Top 25 Newsletter
to get exclusive weekly deals