May is one of the best times of the year to visit New York. The days are warm and the night pleasantly cool with an average temperature highs and lows of 79?F (26?C) and 64?F (18?C). Being a multi-faceted city, the occasional rain does still occur, so packing an umbrella and a couple of sweaters would be advisable. Also, due to the sheer size of New York, comfortable walking shoes are a must.
Although the public transport system is among the best in the world, the sights of the city are numerous, so walking it shall be. May offers a multitude of walking tours and due to the fact that the hoards of summer vacationers have not yet arrived. This is a great time of year to get the most out of the tour guides.
Things to look out for include the AIDS walk and Cinco de Mayo. For those with a discerning palate, May is also the host month of the Ninth Avenue International Food Festival as well as the ??Toast of the Town?? Wine Tasting.
To get a feel of what it’s like to be a New Yorker, May is also baseball season and New York is home to the world-famous Yankee Stadium. No holiday is complete without experiencing a solemn day alongside the locals.
The last Monday in May is May Day which commemorates the fallen soldiers in America’s defence. There is more than ample to do in New York on every sensory level.