Weather in New York City in February
Whatever be the month, New York City is always buzzing. Although the winter takes this city to a different dimension of beauty altogether. If you are planning to visit New York in February, expect really cold weather. February is definitely a bit warmer than January when the temperature drops to around 3°C during the day and drips further to -3-5°C at night. During February, expect around 2-5°C temperature at day. Although if you are lucky enough, you might even witness a crisp sunny day but never count on that. Remember to have your warm clothes packed. The possibility of rain could not be crossed off entirely either. To your advantage, the accommodation rates will be relatively lower during winters and you might as well grab a good flight deal.
Although if you start preparing a bucket-list of things to do in New York City in Februray, you will probably run out of paper. There are so many fun activities to do and places to explore in New York, that it is never enough. But we would highly recommend you to not miss out on the activities stated below.
8 Delightful Things to Do in New York in February
1. Witness The Chinese New Year Parade
Firstly, if you are planning to visit New York City in February, you should definitely check if the Chinese Lunar New Year collides with your visit dates. If yes, you can witness the huge parade down Mott and Canal Street in Chinatown. It is a merry festival that includes drum concerts, martial art performances and dragon and lion dances. Grabbing some Chinese food would be a good idea too.
2. Marvel at The Iconic Statue of Liberty
The obvious destination for anyone travelling to NYC will definitely be “The Statue of Liberty”. The 305 feet(93 metres) statue commemorates the friendship between the people of the United States and France. Visitors reach the observation platform either through stairs or the elevator.
3. Pay Your Respects at the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Another place we strongly suggest is “The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum”. The museum is built as a moving tribute to people who lost their lives in the horrifying 9/11 attacks and people who risked their lives to save and help others. The enormous museum provides a rather moving experience and you should go there once to pay your respects.
4. Enjoy the Brilliant Art
The next place you should try visiting is again a museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the city's most visited museum. Admirers of art will be absolutely enchanted by the vibe of this museum. Having over 5000 years of artistic brilliance in it, the museum is a perfect place to spend a couple of hours. The place will make you feel immersed in the depth of art.
5. Try Ice Skating
Another really fun activity that you should certainly try if you are planning your winter visit to New York is the ice skating rinks. There are plenty of options for you to choose from all over the city. The rink at Bryant Park is absolutely free of cost if you have your own pair of skates. Although there are abundant rinks situated in different parts of the city. The experience is absolutely wonderful.
6. Take in Epic Views of the Skyline
Moving on to the next location that we have in the bag for you is the Brooklyn Bridge. It is almost impossible to plan a trip to New York City without The Brooklyn Bridge being in your wishlist. Opened in the year 1833, the bridge provides a passage between Brooklyn and Manhattan for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. The bridge is iconic and provides an unbelievably beautiful view of the country's skyline. Very friendly advice will be to dress warmly because the wind is super biting more often than not. The epic bridge provides enchanting views of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
7. A Leisurely Stroll at Central Park
No New York trip is complete without paying a visit to the spectacular Central Park. During the month of winter, it is expected to be completely covered by snow, but that should not stop you from taking a stroll.
Other places of attraction include Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, Manhattan skyline, The High Line, One World Observatory, St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York Public Library etc. A trip to Niagara Falls, shopping at Chelsea Market or 5th Avenue, a food tour across the city and a sightseeing cruise are also very good options.
8. Devour the Delish Food
Among the cuisines, you should try New York Cheesecakes, Bacon Egg and Cheese Sandwich, Bagels, Meat Over Rice, Black and White cookies, Eggs Benedict and several other mouth-watering dishes.
In the above article we talked about New York City in February, but the “Big Apple” is always welcoming for a trip. There are a ton of things to do in NYC not limited to the ones mentioned above. The best way to explore this city of dreams is bit by bit.