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Welcome to New York

New York City serves as a top destination for meetings, conventions, and other events, thanks to its convenient location to major hubs and its range of venue and hotel options—at any size and price point—across its five boroughs. Plus, the Big Apple boasts plenty of dining choices, activities, entertainment, attractions, and group outings. After all, it is the city that never sleeps. So if you’re looking to work hard and play hard, New York is your kind of town.
New York Highlights
Get the most up-to-date information regarding business openings and closures across the city’s five boroughs, stay posted on transportation alerts and schedule changes, find out the latest news for meeting planners, and more by visiting the following important tools and resources. You’ll also find the 411 on local laws and safety guidelines here.
The High Line
The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line above Manhattan’s West Side.
Times Square
Known as the Crossroads of the World, Times Square is located in Midtown and boasts brightly lit billboards and ads.
Central Park
Central Park is a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the busy city streets.
Empire State Building
Considered the most photographed building in the world, the Empire State Building is an iconic symbol of NYC.
Broadway
This is where you can catch a theatrical performance—a must-do for visitors to NYC.
Domino Park
Located along the East River in Williamsburg, this park is built on the site of a former Domino sugar factory.
Statue of Liberty
Located in New York Harbor, this symbolic sculpture serves a reminder of freedom, as well as a popular tourist attraction.
One World Observatory
The observatory sits atop One World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower, which dominates the downtown skyline.
The High Line
The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line above Manhattan’s West Side.
Times Square
Known as the Crossroads of the World, Times Square is located in Midtown and boasts brightly lit billboards and ads.
Central Park
Central Park is a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the busy city streets.
Empire State Building
Considered the most photographed building in the world, the Empire State Building is an iconic symbol of NYC.
Broadway
This is where you can catch a theatrical performance—a must-do for visitors to NYC.
Domino Park
Located along the East River in Williamsburg, this park is built on the site of a former Domino sugar factory.
Statue of Liberty
Located in New York Harbor, this symbolic sculpture serves a reminder of freedom, as well as a popular tourist attraction.
One World Observatory
The observatory sits atop One World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower, which dominates the downtown skyline.
New York Weather
Located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., New York City experiences all four seasons, with a rainy spring, humid summers, crisp fall days, and snowy winters. Spring and fall are considered the best times to visit because of the mild temps, but if you’re willing to deal with the brisk coldness of January and February, you could score cheaper hotel rates then.
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New York Weather Essentials
MonthHighLowPrecipitation
September76°61°4.0 in
October65°50°3.4 in
November54°41°3.8 in
December44°32°3.6 in
January39°26°3.9 in
February42°29°3.0 in
March50°35°4.1 in
7 Day Forecast
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Mon, Sep 27
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Wind: 16.2 m/s
Tue, Sep 28
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Humidity: 79%
Wind: 11.21 m/s
Wed, Sep 29
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Humidity: 42%
Wind: 14.92 m/s
Thu, Sep 30
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Fri, Oct 01
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Sat, Oct 02
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Humidity: 49%
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Sun, Oct 03
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Humidity: 59%
Wind: 16.51 m/s
Sun, Sep 26
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Precipitation: 0%
Humidity: 37%
Wind: 16.2 m/s
Mon, Sep 27
73°
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Precipitation: 0%
Humidity: 42%
Wind: 16.2 m/s
Tue, Sep 28
69°
Rain
Precipitation: 97%
Humidity: 79%
Wind: 11.21 m/s
Wed, Sep 29
65°
Clouds
Precipitation: 0%
Humidity: 42%
Wind: 14.92 m/s
Thu, Sep 30
60°
Clear
Precipitation: 0%
Humidity: 42%
Wind: 11.59 m/s
Fri, Oct 01
64°
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Precipitation: 0%
Humidity: 48%
Wind: 11.72 m/s
Sat, Oct 02
63°
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Precipitation: 100%
Humidity: 49%
Wind: 12.19 m/s
Sun, Oct 03
62°
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Precipitation: 51%
Humidity: 59%
Wind: 16.51 m/s
New York Resources
Get There
What is the best way to get to New York?
Flying: Visitors can access NYC by flying into John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), or Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in neighboring New Jersey. (NYC is the code for all New York City airports.) Taxis, buses, subways, and commuter trains are available to take travelers from the area airports to their final destinations.
Train: Amtrak operates from New York Penn Station, and its Acela express service runs between major stations along the East Coast including Washington, D.C., Boston, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Nearby travelers can also reach NYC by NJ Transit, Long Island Rail Road, or Metro-North Railroad.
Car: While driving might not be the best way to get NYC, there are numerous routes that lead into the city including I-78 and I-80 from western New Jersey and beyond; I-87 from upstate New York and Montreal; and I-95 from Miami, which runs up the Eastern seaboard.
What is the best time to visit New York?
Anytime. That’s because you’ll never be bored in the Big Apple, and if you’re OK with bundling up during the winter months, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular holiday window displays and the twinkling Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Throughout the year, NYC plays host to a variety of events, festivals, parades, and more, including the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in November; the St. Patrick's Day Parade in March; and Pride Month and Shakespeare in the Park in June. You’ll encounter fewer tourists from January to March, the city’s off-peak season, which means you typically can score bargains on airfare and accommodations during that time. And like most travel destinations, summer tends to be a popular season for families since kids are out of school.
Get Around
Walking: Since New York is a totally walkable city, it’s best to travel short distances on foot, if you can. It’s the easiest and quickest way to learn the neighborhoods and get acquainted with your surroundings. Just remember to wait for the walk signal, especially if you’re unfamiliar with NYC.
Transit: The massive citywide network of subway trains and public buses allows visitors to navigate New York quickly and cheaply. You can purchase a MetroCard to use on the bus and subway, or you can pay for your subway fare through the OMNY (One Metro New York) system, which allows you to use contactless cards (credit, debit, or reloadable prepaid card), smartphones, and smartwatches to tap and pay.
Taxi: Hail one of NYC’s ubiquitous yellow taxi cabs or hop in a green one (these cabs are authorized to pick up passengers in northern Manhattan and in the other boroughs). Numerous local car services and app-based options like Uber and Lyft are also readily available.
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