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User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

After missing a big international trip to europe with my family because of college, my parents or at least my mother wants to make it up to me on the condition that we find the cheapest ticket. We decided New York in January because of relatives and that's when I have vacation. We found one with our airline United from LA. The problem is that my mother is having second thoughts about booking because she thinks that the weather will be horrible. Hows the weather like during this period. Does anyone have other reccomendations on cities we should visit instead of NYC?

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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

Well, NYC is one the the greatest cities on Earth, but having had a girlfriend who lived just a few miles north in Yonkers for two years, it will be Pretty Freakin' Cold. I spent every other weekend in NYC for some two years. Those streets set up like wind tunnels, too. I will say they do an AMAZING job at removing snow, but be prepared for a foot and a half of snow at a days notice.

Prices should be relatively low at that time of year, and you can cab it anywhere if you don't mind paying. If you're from LA, my advice is to go in May or September. As for January, go to Maho beach.  Wink

NYC weather is not so different from BOS, and it can get pretty hairy, especially in January/February.


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3015 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

I'm also planning a trip to NYC from the 6th to the 10th of January. I would also like to know about the whether up there. I would imagine it gets quite cold....

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5869 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

i'll be in the apple from 21-24 january...can't wait to see how cold it really is!  Wink


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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2528 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

There's nothing like NYC in the winter... While it can get pretty cold, the average highs will be in the 40's, and the lows in the 20's or so. Like the other guy said, it gets windy between the buildings so bundle up with a hat and gloves.

That said, you'll have an amazing time. Try to go more toward the beginning of January so you can get the Christmas tree in Rock. center, the window displays on 5th ave. etc. I wouldn't really worry about snow unless there's a major noreaster or something rolling ther, otherwise a few inches will just add to the "ambiance"


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1993 times:

I love NYC in the winter, i've been four times and only once did i go in the summer...

**Dreams**

Ice skating at the Rockerfella Plaza was just amazing, there is definatly something about new york... its definatly supposed to be a "cold" city.

It was 16 below zero when i went in january last year...



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User currently offlineMark777300 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

It truly depends on the year we're having. January can be very cold and usually snow is common around those times. It has been very warm up here lately with temps in the low to mid 60's, and that's a bit unusual for the month of November. It has been a bit wet though, so if the temps dip in Jan., we get plenty of snow, so my advice is bundle up!

User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 3):
i'll be in the apple from 21-24 january...can't wait to see how cold it really is!

You will see how cold it is Monty! Why do you think I get my ass out of here! The Mojave is much nicer than NY in the winter!  cold 

While it can get pretty cold, the average highs will be in the 40's,

In January?  confused 

Enjoy your trips to the big apple folks, I will toast you in the hot tub one night in the Mojave!  biggrin 


User currently offlineRoger136913 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1956 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 5):
It was 16 below zero when i went in january last year...

The Weather Channel listed NYC's lowest temp ever was -4 degrees, so it could not have been -16 when you went lol.


User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 1949 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 5):
I love NYC in the winter, i've been four times and only once did i go in the summer...

**Dreams**

Ice skating at the Rockerfella Plaza was just amazing, there is definatly something about new york... its definatly supposed to be a "cold" city.

I agree. I have also been 4 times and only once in the summer. NYC is a winter city, for sure.

I guess its because I used to watch Home Alone 2 a lot when I was a kid...maybe!

Aghh, I so want to go to NYC in the winter this year!

Adam


User currently offlineMCIrunway From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Quoting Roger136913 (Reply 8):
The Weather Channel listed NYC's lowest temp ever was -4 degrees, so it could not have been -16 when you went lol.

He probably means -16 c and not -16 f.


User currently offlineCPH757 From Denmark, joined Sep 2005, 684 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad cloth....As old people say  Smile

I would like to visit NYC in the winter. Visited Beijing last winter, it was amazing. The weather was very clear, although cold (-5 to -10 C). But that just gives you an option to visit more hot and nice pubs for a beer or two  wink 

I'm going to California this winter. It seems that San Diego and LA has a decent weather, like 15-20 C in daytime. But we will sure experience some winter weather when getting into the mountains. Planning on driving from LA-Tijuana to San Francisco through the mountains and death valley.

I am not trying to highjack the thread, but if anyone feel to comment on California winters, please don't hesitate  Smile



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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

Well I usually go to NYC during winter time, last winter I spend one week end of November to do some Christmas shopping, and in February I went again to see "The Gates"...ok, that's a lie, I never need an excuse to go there, but Gates was pretty anyway.

So what was it like: Not too cold actually, some snow, but not much, watched it fall from a 40th floor hotel room above Times Square by night...very pretty! It thawed away pretty soon, rather wet and dirty in the streets.

The city will not be too crowded, it's down season (during Gates it was crowded, but the funny thing was, they never increased prices, which was very pleasant).

Prices will be at the lowest, so go shop till you drop (no, sorry, that was Dubai), and go see a "musical" on Broadway, "Spamalot" starring Tim Curry, and put on some diapers for the night, I swear you'll wet yourself laughing, it's Monty Python all the way...HILARIOUS.

Oh and if you like good Chinese food, go to the Chinese restaurant on 20, Mott Street in Chinatown, downstairs (NOT upstairs, there's another restaurant, not good!), and drown in delicious Dim Sum.



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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1927 times:
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For me the biggest reason to go to New York in the winter is not the weather, but the ridiculously low fares on offer from London. I went 3 years ago in February for a dirt cheap £198 return. Can't ignore deals like that. It does get cold but it's just like Paris or London as far as the temperatures and weather conditions are concerned.


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Quoting AirWillie6475 (Thread starter):
Hows the weather like during this period.

My girly I have been to NYC last January, I felt like I was at Antarctica during the whole 3 days we were there, we had snowstorms and extremly cold temperatures but it was no problem, it was great to walk through Manhattan and everything was covered with snow. The only disadvantage: I got a cold because I went often outside to smoke when we were at a bar in the evening.

Patrick


User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Quoting Roger136913 (Reply 8):
The Weather Channel listed NYC's lowest temp ever was -4 degrees, so it could not have been -16 when you went

That could have been the temperature with the wind chill, in which case that is warm. The year before was much colder.

I hate NYC, but if anyone is coming over for spotting and not sightseeing, let me know and I'll meet up with you, unless we have a big snowfall, then I won't be driving all the way up there!


User currently offlineMrmeangenes From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

NYC is a god awful place in the winter. It's on islands, so the cold is damp and penetrating.


gene
User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Airwillie,

You'll have a really good time in NYC, rest assured. It can get very cold in January, but it's bright and not dreary. It's a lot better than visiting in midsummer - hot, hazy and humid.

January is 'in season', so the city will be abuzz with life. There's a lot to see and do, and a lot of places to nip into if it's too cold! If you are staying in the 'city' (Manhattan), public transportation is very convenient.

I do hope you won't change your plans. Once you're here, you won't want to go back...


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Quoting Mrmeangenes (Reply 16):
NYC is a god awful place in the winter. It's on islands, so the cold is damp and penetrating.

AMEN!  pray 

Exactly, January here is the worst. Can't wait to hit the holland tunnel and interstate 78 DUE WEST!

Good luck guys, hope you get some decent weather.


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