January in New York City

by Naomi Young

True, January is known to be the coldest month of the year in New York City. Snow, cold winds and wet weather make many escape the city for warmer regions, however if one comes prepared for the elements, there are some wonderful reasons to visit New York during this month. 

Because January is the month after the holiday rush, visitors will be able to find some super deals in accommodation and travel. Hotels are vying for tourists and will offer excellent promotions during the winter months. One should bear in mind that snowy weather may hamper travel trips and flexibility should be the name of the game when it comes to holiday planning.  

Less visitors to the city also means that tourists need not stand in long lines to find tickets to a Broadway show. Besides ticket availability, prices are usually cheaper as well.  Post-holiday sales are also an excellent reason to visit New York during January and visitors can pick up designer clothes and other specials at the fraction of their price throughout New York City stores.  

New York is a culinary lover’s delight in January, especially during New York City Restaurant Week where visitors can dine at some of the city’s top eateries at greatly reduced rates.  

Visitors are advised to dress well for their visit in January. With temperatures reaching average highs of 36 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius) and dropping to below freezing, obviously warm coats, gloves and scarves are a necessity. However, visitors are advised to dress in layers as stores, subways and museums are heated. The constant leaving and entering of locations may require the removal and addition of layers as the situation calls for. Wind and rain may also cause puddles and visitors should ensure that their footwear is warm and waterproof. A little forethought in terms of what to bring will ensure that visitors enjoy all the wonderful things that New York City has to offer in January.

Head to NewYorkJourney.com for great deals on New York City hotels.

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