New York City enjoys a status as one of the most popular and well-known cities on the planet. Every year, millions of people from around the world travel to the ‘City That Never Sleeps’ either on business or for a personal trip. But when is the best time to travel to NYC? Surely, such a great city is a place that is amazing at any time of the year. While that is true, there are times when the place becomes even better.
If you are thinking of traveling to New York in the near future, think about heading there during one of these events.
Christmas and New Year
New York is always one of the cities shown on the news when New Year celebrations from around the world are shown. What you have seen should alone be enough to inspire you to head there to see in 2014.
Why not go even earlier and enjoy Christmas in New York? An iconic image that many have of the city is gentle snow in Times Square or Central Park, and while the weather cannot be guaranteed, an amazing feeling and experience definitely can be.
The city comes to life over the holidays, with musical events, carnivals, amazing fireworks displays, and so much more going on that you just have to head there.
Fourth of July
While the holiday season might be good, Fourth of July does, after all, represent the biggest celebration that the United States will hold at any point of the year, which is as good a reason as any to head there.
Celebrations are on a grander scale even than at New Year, and Macy’s fireworks parade is the biggest in the country to be held on Independence Day. Everyone gets in on the act at this time of year, with special promotions in shops and restaurants, for example, and the people of New York open their arms and welcome the world to celebrate this day with them.
If there is a major event happening in New York, then you have the opportunity to travel to that, experience a great venue while embracing a hobby, and also get to visit the rest of the city.
You could be traveling to the MetLife Stadium for a rock concert, to Madison Square Garden for a championship boxing bout, or to the annual Comic Con event. The fact that these regularly take place within the city means that you will always be presented with an opportunity to travel there, and you would never go to New York and not explore as much of the city as you can.
Whether you are heading to a large sporting event or decide that the Macy’s fireworks sound like great fun, you just need to bite the bullet, so to speak, and organise a trip to New York as soon as you can.
It is a city that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime, so why not do it at a time when there is so much going on around town that will make your experience even better?
Stuart is an online writer across a number of industries, with a specific interest in traveling and parties, including where to celebrate special occasions, what fireworks to add to a party, and how to hold a great event yourself.
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