3 weeks vacation in USA - New York doable?

Oct 29th, 2014, 06:53 AM
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3 weeks vacation in USA - New York doable?

My girlfriend is coming for the first time to USA and she will be staying here 3 weeks during January.

I am trying to decide where we could go. She kinds of wants to see New York but I am concerned about weather in New York at that time (plus any flight delays). Do you think New York can still be doable? How much should we spend there out of our 3 weeks.

Otherwise, I had on mind California (San Francisco and drive to LA possibly). Or Florida.
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Oct 29th, 2014, 07:05 AM
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Are these either/or destinations, or do you really want to hit all three? You'll lose entire days flying from east coast to west coast and then back. And you can encounter weather-related delays anywhere in January.
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Oct 29th, 2014, 07:23 AM
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Where are you starting from?
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Oct 29th, 2014, 08:11 AM
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I have in mind to hit two. Depending on how many days we should spend in New York.

California and Florida are either or.
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Oct 29th, 2014, 08:13 AM
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We are going to fly from Alabama.
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Oct 29th, 2014, 08:24 AM
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Yes, NYC is colder than Alabama - but it;s not Siberia. You can get very cold weather and substantial snow (although the city is prepared to deal with anything up to 8 or 9" without missing a beat - it takes a true blizzard, perhaps one every several years to make a very substantial impact. But typically the high may be 40 or so and lows not much below freezing.

So yes, you can absolutely see NYC in Jan - and have the benefit of super low hotel rates, lots of bargains and greater ease of getting into restaurants and broadway shows. Just be sure you have proper winter clothing - including waterproof booties with non-skid soles.
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Oct 29th, 2014, 09:01 AM
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Maybe we go there then. How long should we spend there? How many days? Where else could we go besides New York?

The reason why I was thinking about San Francisco because it takes only 5 hours to fly from New York non-stop.
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Oct 29th, 2014, 09:14 AM
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I would go to New York for a week and California for 10 days. Fly into LA, San Diego or San Francisco.

Leave a day or two at the beginning and end of the 3 weeks for your girlfriend to just relax and adjust a little to the time difference. I doubt she will want to arrive and immediately get on another plane to fly somewhere, probably won't want to fly back to Alabama and then immediately get on another plane to go back home.
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Oct 29th, 2014, 11:39 AM
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I agree with that, also -- maybe at least 3 days in NY, then go to California. Don't waste your time on FL IMO, no comparison to everything you can see in California.
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Oct 29th, 2014, 11:52 AM
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Me, three-- I agree with WhereAreWe, as well. 5 days in NYC, the rest in CA, is how I would split it up.
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Nov 4th, 2014, 03:37 AM
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Hi! 3 weeks is enough (or at least okay) to enjoy NYC! Well, temperature on January is a bit colder compared to other months of the year but it's still a nice place to travel.
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I agree with those who've mentioned some time in NY then fly to California. You can see San Francisco, LA, San Diego and enjoy many sites in a 2 or 2 1/2 week period. Southern California will have great weather in Jan. It will be high 60's to low 70's with blue, clear skies. It's my favorite time of the year.
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Nov 4th, 2014, 03:58 PM
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>>great weather in Jan. It will be high 60's to low 70's with blue, clear skies. It's my favorite time of the year.<<

Really??? That's not what I recall. It snowed once there in the 1950s.

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