AirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2132 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?
Logan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2125 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.
NYC weather is not so different from BOS, and it can get pretty hairy, especially in January/February.
Corey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2530 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2110 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"
Mark777300 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2103 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!
CPH757 From Denmark, joined Sep 2005, 684 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2046 times:
There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad cloth....As old people say
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
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
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Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2046 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.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2039 times:
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.
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.
Comorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4908 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1995 times:
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...