No matter what the forecast, it’s always good weather in Manhattan. In fact, below you’ll see the latest temperatures and weather forecast. It updates regularly so bookmark this page and check back often to know how to plan your day.
Current Forecast for Manhattan
Good morning! Welcome to Manhattan! If you are new to our fantastic city, you may not believe that you can participate in outdoor activities all year-’round, but you can. In fact, Manhattan has a plethora of things to do to enjoy the outdoors no matter the weather. Here are some of the best places to enjoy the outdoors.
World-famous Central Park spans across 863 acres right in the middle of Manhattan. So, you can freely stroll its lovely paths and bridges, run on the trails, and climb the steps of the Belvedere Castle. And, you can also fish (catch and release) or row a boat around the lake. Play beach volleyball, toss a frisbee or enjoy a round of croquet near Sheep Meadow. Try a game of tennis on the clay courts.
Run counterclockwise or race a model sailboat at Conservatory Water. Roller skate at the Roller Disco and in the winter. Or, you can ice skate on Lasker Rink or Wollman Rink, and under certain conditions, you can even skate on Conservatory Water. In the park’s grand meadows, take a turn cross-country skiing and even snowshoeing. Think there are no hills on Manhattan? You’d be wrong. The park boasts two popular sledding slopes: Cedar Hill and Pilgrim Hill.
Outdoor checker and chess tables, the carousel, and the zoo are also open all year.
Lesser-Known Local Spots
- On the West Side of Manhattan, you’ll find the High Line. It is on an old freight line. And in 2009, it opened to the public. The High Line stretches 1.45 miles between Gansevoort and West 34th. There, you’ll find seasonally rotating works of art, gardens, performers, and food vendors. Because it is open year-round, it a fantastic way to discover a truly unique perspective on Chelsea.
Hudson and East River Kayaking.
- Explore the riverbanks and the striking Manhattan skyline from the water. Several boathouses offer free kayaking. Check out the one organized by the Manhattan Community Boathouse, at Pier 96. Park visitors take utilize 20-minutes of free rentals on a first-come, first-served basis.
Inwood Hill Park.
- At its northernmost tip, you’ll find Manhattan’s only natural, non-landscaped park. This extraordinary 196-acre (79ha) jewel offers cliffs and forests, coves and trails. You’ll find historic, picturesque sites along the trail that leads to the crest of the hill. There is where the park’s oldest trees cast their shade. For a bit of New York City History — the park is the setting of NYC’s most legendary tale of the Dutch colonist Peter Minuit. It is said that in 1626, he bought the island of Manhattan from the Lenape Native American tribe, all for a handful of baubles.