......, we almost religiously avoid going there during January and February.
A) Owing to its astonishing and fascinating array of peoples
B) No matter how frigid it gets there in December
C) Albeit it's not especially congenial to a longish stay
D) Inasmuch as we've never liked it there in the summertime
E) Irregardless of how much some of us truly loathe the cold there