- Average High: 36°F (4°C) - Average Low: 26°F (-3°C)
- January is typically the coldest month of the year
in New York City. Being in a city full of tall
buildings can make the wind feel colder and stronger than
normal, so be sure to pack appropriately for the weather.
What to Wear:
boots or galoshes are essential for keeping your feet warm
and dry during this very cold time in NYC.
- Dress in
layers -- it will typically be warm in stores, subways and
attractions, but it is nearly impossible to visit New York
City without spending time outside, so you'll want to
ensure you're warmly dressed for walking around. Many
visitors to NYC are surprised at just how much time they
spend outside -- unless you hire a private driver, you'll
likely find yourself walking to the subway or standing on
the corner hailing a cab and being exposed to whatever
potentially unpleasant weather NYC is experiencing.
- A warm
coat, hats, earmuffs, scarves, and gloves/mittens
tourism drops off after the Christmas holidays, this is a
great time to find bargain accommodations and flights
to New York City
- Its easier
to get tickets to Broadway Shows because there
are less visitors. Lines are also much shorter at TKTS,
but it's also much colder!
- January is
also a great time to take advantage of the great post-holiday
sales at New York City stores
- Dine at
some of New York City's best restaurants at a
great discount during New York City Restaurant