Things To Do in New York in March

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Best March New York City Activities

The best Things To Do in New York in March range from huge March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day parties, to the more low key Orchid and Auto Shows.


Catch March Madness

Between St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness, March is a HUGE party month in NYC! The bars are packed and the TV’s are full time on college basketball March 15-27, 2016 with St. Paddy’s Day falling right in the middle on the 17th.

For the first time ever, Barclay’s Center will host the NCAA first and second rounds on March 18 & 20, and Madison Square Garden is hosting the NIT March 29 & 31, 2016.

If you can’t make it live, there’s nothing like a great NYC sports bar to join the fun and catch all the action. Some huge spaces to try: Ainsworth (Chelsea or Union Square), 40/40 Club, Sidebar, AOA Bar & Grill and Tonic East.

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Check the NYC Insider Guide March Events Calendar

Check out all our cool March NYC events: BNP Tennis Showdown NYC with Serena, Ringling Brothers Circus, Disney Live! Doorway to Magic, St. Patrick’s Day, Auto Show at the Javits Center, Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden, Easter, Pro Basketball, Hockey and Soccer and so much more.

NYC Insider Guide March Events Calendar

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Buy Your New York Pass

Towards the end of March is the time of year when all the NY Passes have figured out the new attraction and tour prices for the year – and that is when they will announce their price increases. So buy your NY Pass (all are good for a year from purchase) while they still have last year’s pricing!!!

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Make sure to check the pre-built itineraries on the passes. For example, use the New York Go Select Pass and save on only exactly what you want to do. Check out their Historic New York Package, which includes the Hop on Hop off Downtown Bus Tour, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty Ferry Ticket and 9/11 Memorial plus Water Taxi.

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NYC Designer Sample Sales March

March 2016 NYC Sample Sales

March is the first month to really kick off the sample sale season in NYC. While most sample sales are announced with only a few days notice, they usually take place the same time every year.

Prior March NYC Sample Sales Calendar included Diptyque, David Yurman, John Hardy, Cynthia Rowley, J Brand, Roberta Freymann, Morgane Le Fay, Eileen Fisher, J Mendel, Scoop Warehouse Sale, Jack Rogers, Roger Vivier, Vince Camuto and more.

Stay up to date with this year’s sales at NYC Designer Sample Sales.

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Fun Things to do in New York in Winter

Fun Things to do in New York in Winter

There are so many things to do in New York in Winter, making it one of the BEST times to visit NYC. Yes, the weather can be cold and wet, so it is a risk. However, there are two huge payoffs, depending on a pre-or post holidays visit. Enjoy unique Tours, fireplaces, day spas, museums, shows, Broadway, Opera, skiing and snowboarding, indoor rooftops, sports, ice skating, sledding and so much more!

Here are some of our top picks for Fun Things to do in New York in Winter.

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Ice Skating in New York City

Ice Skating New York City | Rockefeller Center

March is still a great month to hit the ice in NYC! For tourists and locals alike, ice skating at Central Park, Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park is a classic New York winter experience.

Here are the details for Ice Skating in New York City, including rates and dates plus NYC Insider Tips for discounts and coupons.

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Make Your Spa Week Reservations

Spa Week NYC - Great Jones Spa

Reservations open March 21st

From April 11-17, 2016, hundreds of top spas around the city offer treatments for $50. Facials, massages, laser hair removal and more. My favorite spa is Great Jones (photo), because of their amazing water lounge, steam and sauna, however, they no longer have the best spa week deals. Another great spa that partakes in Spa Week is Elizabeth Arden.

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March Weather in New York

As the saying goes, March tends to be “in like a lion, out like a lamb,” though that has not been true in recent years. March can bring anything from blizzards to 60+ degree days and is likely one of the most unpredictable months of the year. Generally speaking, it is on the colder side and more winter than anything else, with little variation from day to night.

Historical March high/low temperatures are 48/34 (F) and 8/1(C). It is best to pack hats, scarves, gloves, waterproof shoes/boots, sweaters, coats, umbrellas; or be ready to buy them fairly cheaply on the street.

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Sightsee from the Sky

Top of the Rock, Empire State Building or One World Observatory? Which is best and, if we have to choose, which should we visit? There is no easy answer, but here are some facts to help guide your choice.

New York City Tourist Attractions

  • Empire State Building - (86 and 102 floors) Best for patient movie and history buffs who need to check it off their bucket list
  • Top of the Rock - (67-70 floors) Best for sweeping 360° vista views, including of the Empire State Building and Central Park. Shorter lines and cheaper than the ESB.
  • One World Observatory - (100-102 floors) Best for those who want to be first. Newest, most modern and high tech, with phenomenal views

See All: Top New York City Tourist Attractions

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Things to do in New York with Kids

One of the best parts of NYC is that what is fun for kids is usually just as much fun for adults. If you are joining us in NYC for a family vacation, then please read all about our local kid's favorites, along with special tips just for visitors.

Things to Do in New York With Kids

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FREE Things to do in New York City

There are tons of free things to do in New York all day, every day! Tours, attractions, museums, events, shows, sports, movie and more. Kids, adults, outdoors, indoors, active, lazy...you name it!

Free Things to Do in New York City

See All: Free Things to Do in NYC - weekly calendar of all free walking tours, free museum admissions, free things to do by season and more

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Get Out of NYC for a Day

NYC is within 3 hours of so many other cities and areas you can visit for just one day: Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls, the Hamptons, Woodbury Common Shopping Outlets and more quite easily. Top choices for 1-day Out of Town:

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New York City Nightlife

How do you make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps?? Some of the best 'only in NYC' nightlife experiences include skyline views, dinner cruises, Museums and attractions open late til 2am, rooftops, night tours, comedy clubs and more. Some of our top NYC Nightlife picks:

New York City Nightlife

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Save Big on Things to do in New York City

New York City Coupons and Discounts are available for almost everything one can do in NYC: concerts, shows, Broadway, sports, events, tours, attractions, beauty and spa and much more!

New York City Coupons

Sites we use ALL the time to save are:

  • Groupon - save on dining, tours, things to do, attractions, cruises, shows
  • Gilt City - upscale deals on dining, exclusive events, Broadway, shopping
  • NewYork.com - huge sightseeing tourist discounts

See All: Insider Guide to ALL our NYC Coupons

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Explore and Indulge Like a Real NYC Foodie

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