New York in March

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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: 48F (9C)
  • Average Overnight Temperatures: 36F (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
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, closed toe shoes and water resistant, so you can enjoy your walking tours, as well as something a bit more fanciful for the nightlife.
  • Pack a windbreaker or light jacket for layering when it gets colder

New York 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 holidays.

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 Manhattan attractions.

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

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Getting around

New York 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.

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Things to do 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.

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Rainy Day Options in New York

Broadway Shows

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.

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NYC Museums

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 MoMA, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of the City of New YorkorEl Museo del Barrio.

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