VISITING NEW YORK CITY IN
NYC weather in March is typically unpredictable as March is the month of
seasonal transition, NYC is starting to get more visitors in March,
particularly in the 2nd part of the month. Pack appropriate outerwear to
ensure warmth while traveling outdoors. There is a multitude of shopping
options in the event you desire any extras.
What to expect
- Average Daytime Temperatures: 48 F (9C)
- Average Overnight Temperatures: 36 F (2C)
- Sunny or partly sunny days: 19
- Rainy days: 10-11, 3 with significant rainfall
What to wear
- Check your weather app as temperature will vary from scarves and gloves to skirts and short sleeves
- Pack a windbreaker or light jacket for layering when it gets colder
- Wear comfortable walking shoes, closed toe shoes and water resistant if possible, you will be happy you did after the long day
NYC Prices in March
Many prefer to take vacations in the off-season, which often means that you
save money on flight and hotel costs, but prices will go up around Easter
Book your flights and accommodation in advance for best prices, midtown &
times square are the most popular choices, but there are plenty of other
options, especially in Brooklyn with convenient transport options to
Planning your trip is a key to a balanced budget, use free online resources
like our maps & guide or the itinerary tool, if you are going to visit
some iconic attractions, get a sightseeing pass, it will easily save you
50% on regular admission prices – see more
Getting around New York City
NYC is easy to navigate, but if you can't walk to your destination there are plenty of options
The quickest way to travel around, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from
as low as $2.75 per ride, with stops usually every 8-10 blocks.
If the top taxi number is illuminated it's available, minimum metered fare
is $2.50, which increases 50 cents every fifth of a mile or every minute.
Hop on, Hop off Buses
These buses connect major attractions all over the city and provide many
photo opportunities, it's also a good way to catch a break or eat your
sandwich while still sightseeing.
Things to do in NYC in March
Check out the following list of ideas for fun things to do in New York in March:
1. NY Botanic Garden
If the weather permits in New York City in March, venture to the
amazing garden, which is one of the city's oldest landmarks. The
52-acre destination care for a wide variety of plants that thrive
in all seasons. Popular spots include the Japanese Hill-and-Pond
Garden. The Lily Pool Terrace boasts nearly 100 different types of
water lilies. Indoor exhibits include a bonsai museum and a
collection of rare exotic plants.
2. Museum of Natural History
March events include the chance to spend the “Night at the Museum.”
The sleepovers take place once a month from January through May.
The opportunity provides guests with a memorable family-friendly
experience. Embark on fossil and fact-finding missions with a
flashlight. Encounter live animals. Enjoy an interesting private
tour. Bedding and snacks are also provided.
3. St. Patrick's Day
The popular annual parade brings more than two million spectators
each year. The procession travels down Fifth Avenue for 1.5 miles.
Along with the extravagant parade, many enjoy the “New York Seaport
Irish Stroll.” St. Patrick's Day is prime for partying and the
action takes place during the weekend before the big day. More than
one dozen bars participate in the pub crawl, which enables guests
to enjoy the spectacular waterfront view.
4. New York Peace Film Festival
The two-day event takes place during the third weekend in March at
the All Souls Unitarian Church. Moviegoers have the chance to see
any or all of the 12 films shown during the festival. The specially
selected movies originate from many world countries. However, they
all feature anti-war themes.
5. The Armory Show NYC
New York City in March brings the renowned art show to Piers 92 and
94 for the five-day event. The century-old festival features
exhibits displaying contemporary and modern pieces. The art show
is considered one of the most important on the planet, as it
attracts celebrity talent from the world over.
Rainy Day Options in NYC
Taking a Broadway show will chase away any rainy day blues during your visit to
New York City. It might not be possible to get last minute tickets to every show,
but you can find something a couple of hours before the show starts by visiting
the box office of the theatre. With every sightseeing pass purchased on this site
we offer a $40 credit voucher, valid for many of best NYC Broadways shows -
Your weather app says it’s going to be raining the whole day? Head over to one of
the best NYC Museums. Whether your interest is in art, science or city history,
there’s something for everyone in just about every neighbourhood. Pick from
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Whitney Museum of American Art orMuseum of the City of New York.