Sometimes a New Yorker wonders what makes Manhattan the most famous of the 5 boroughs in the cosmopolitan city of New York, often confused with the "big apple" itself. Why does he live in an overcrowded, noisy Babel, with difficult weather conditions, living at a thousand miles an hour? The truth is that the inhabitants of the City are nourished by the prodigious energy of this city that never sleeps. Silence does not suit them, immobility disturbs them. And Manhattan is so full of life that they always find something to fill their agenda, between museums (including the famous MoMA) and art galleries, shows and events programmed every day by the dozen, fashionable bars by the hundreds, chic or low-budget restaurants serving innovative cuisine or keeping know-how from the four corners of the world, deluxe or trendy shops (ideal for shopping)... Adventure awaits them on every street corner! Strolling through the streets of Manhattan is also about soaking up the excesses of its skyscrapers while enjoying a bagel or a hot dog. From Soho to Harlem, from Greenwich Village to the Lower East Side, Times Square, Central Park (New York's green lung) and Broadway, Manhattan's tour guide explores the island's 21.5 km long and 3.7 km wide to reveal its quintessential beauty.
When to go to Manhattan?
When to go to Manhattan? There is no high or low season in New York, the city is operating at full capacity 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Some seasons can be particularly pleasant for their climate or their relative tranquility in terms of tourist numbers.
Spring is very mild (May and June) and it is also a very busy time for festivals and cultural events, with prices tending to rise. Be careful, sometimes winter extends until mid-May.
September and its famous Indian Summer is certainly the best time to go to Manhattan: temperatures in the 20 to 25°C, beautiful sunshine, clear skies and a quieter city, where the months of July and August are often hot, stuffy and overcrowded.
Finally, spending the Christmas holiday in New York can be a great experience if you're wondering when to go to Manhattan. It is very cold, of course, but it is a dry cold that makes it possible to tolerate the level of mercury. The oceanic climate of the city often gives a blue sky and a vigorous sunshine (ah! the New York light...) which makes the immaculate snow cover of the Big Apple even more brilliant (very beautiful walks in Central Park in perspective, where you have every chance to meet a ski room in the park's valleys). As Americans have a sense of celebration and celebration, you will discover a city entirely decorated with Christmas colours and gigantic festivities.