New York City is great to visit in any weather, and the month of March in no exception. The big freeze of January and February are hopefully a thing of the past and visitors can enjoy slightly better weather and less travel troubles caused by snow. Nevertheless, the weather is still cold enough to make bargain accommodation and travel quite common in March, allowing visitors to take full advantage of some of the super-cheap deals still available out there.
Average March highs are 50°F (10°C) and lows 35°F (2°C), with an average of 4 inches of precipitation. It is vital that visitors to New York during this month remember to pack a waterproof winter jacket. Obviously, warm clothes are also an absolute necessity, as well as closed, water-resistant and comfortable walking shoes or boots and a sturdy umbrella.
March is usually the time when many university students head to the Big Apple for their weeklong Spring Break, giving the city a vibe that is as young and bustling as always.
The Easter weekend is a great time to visit New York, bringing with it the traditional Easter Day Parade on Fifth Avenue and a range of activities geared towards the entire family. Visitors should check to see which stores are closed on the Friday before Easter if they are planning on shopping in order to avoid disappointment. It is usually business as usual on Easter Sunday and Monday.
March 17th is also an exciting day in the city when New Yorkers of every persuasion swoop down on bars and pubs to celebrate the traditional Irish holiday of St. Patrick’s Day. Throughout the month, many New York museums and cultural centers hold activities to commemorate the day, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade – one of the city’s oldest and largest – is greatly enjoyed by all involved, with its bag pipes, kilt-adorned men and marching bands.
Look out for plenty of March action in New York City!