If visitors are looking for a good time to visit New York City, September might be the perfect month to do so. This is the time when the summer visitor crowds have thinned out significantly and children have returned to school. This means that visitors will be free to discover New York without having to battle their way through to see popular destinations. In addition, September is still early enough in the fall to avoid paying the steep prices for hotel rooms that come with the peak travel season.
While most local New Yorkers escape from the city during the summer months to avoid the heat and humidity, September brings with it a coolness that makes it quite pleasant. True, subways and streets may still be uncomfortable in the lingering summer heat, but it is usually pleasant enough to enjoy a walking tour and most evenings are cool enough to even require a jacket. Average highs in September are 76 degrees Fahrenheit (24 degrees Celsius), with average lows being 61 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius).
It is still essential to remember to pack an umbrella for sudden summer showers, as well as a waterproof jacket or sweater for cooler nights in NYC. While most summer activities have ended by now, it is still recommended to pack a waterproof blanket to enjoy sitting on the grass in the parks with a picnic basket in the evenings. As far as foot attire goes, it is probably best to pack good walking shoes, preferably closed and waterproof, for some serious pavement pounding.