New York in November

November marks the start of the holiday season. The Thanksgiving Parade is the most important event of the month, appealing to locals and visitors, children and adults alike. While if you enjoy sports, don’t miss the New York Marathon at the beginning of the month.


Expect the weather to be chilly, so make sure to bring a sweater and a jacket. Gloves can be helpful, as well. It doesn’t snow often here this time of the year, but the wintry weather is approaching. The days are still rather warm, but the evenings and nights are cool.

Some temperatures

Albany avg high 62.2F (16.8C) / avg low 43.4F (6.3C)
Buffalo avg high 60F (15C) / avg low 43F (6C)
New York avg high 65F (18C) / avg low 50F (10C)
Niagara Falls avg high 60F (16C) / avg low 42F (6C)

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The holiday season is just starting and the prices are high. While you can still find bargains when looking for flights , you will have to settle with a hostel if your budget is limited. Hotels are insanely expensive pretty much all the time here, but during the holiday season you can see what high prices really are about.

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Things to do

On the first Sunday of November, it’s the New York City Marathon. The event features about 35,000 athletes and millions of spectators.

The Veterans Day Parade takes place on November 11 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. It’s a federal holiday and the banks and other public institutions are closed.

The fourth Thursday of November marks Thanksgiving and also the Thanksgiving Parade , which takes place every year between 77th Street & Central Park West and Macy’s Herald Square. Many people arrive very early in the morning (6:30 a.m.) in order to secure spots with good view.

During November, the fall foliage is at its peak. Enjoy it in Central Park or rent a car and take a road trip in the state.

A variety of street fairs and festivals take place in November in New York. The 6th Avenue Autumn Fair , the University Place Fall Fair , and the Times Sq. Holiday Fair are just some of them.

Although you’ll probably be busy with all the fairs and parades, you should find some time to explore the museums and take a ferry ride to Ellis Island .

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