high season: June to August
low season: March to May
shoulder season: September to February
Weather InformationExtreme temperatures envelop New York City during July and August when humidity reaches nearly 90 percent. Close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean causes a long frost-free period, typically delaying snowstorms until December. Much of the rest of the state experiences mild and pleasant summers. Winters in upstate New York can be extreme, with heavy snowfall and ice that can last into mid-May.
Crowd InformationThe summer high season has the highest number of visitors, especially in New York City.
Closure InformationRestaurants, hotels, and shops generally stay open year-round, though this varies by region. It is advisable to call ahead before making any concrete travel arrangements.
When to SaveNew York City offers special incentive packages January through March, as well as during the summer.
When to BookLast-minute deals are usually readily available in the spring, the late fall, and early winter, but book early if you're planning a vacation upstate during the summer months.
Information provided by New York State Department of Tourism