Spring is coming and what better place to enjoy it than in New York City? Chock full of entertainment options, both low-brow and high, New York is the city that never sleeps, especially once the snow melts and the birds in Central Park start singing. Spring is a great time to peel off those sweaters and venture out into the world, stay healthy, and have fun.
Check out these eight fun things to do in the Big Apple in the spring.
Stop And Smell The Orchids
Take an uptown train to the Bronx where the New York Botanical Garden presents a spectacular tribute to the flora of Singapore, where the national flower is the orchid. Wander amid a magical natural display, check out the “supertrees,” the dramatic vertical habitats, and don’t miss the light show after dark.
Forest Bathe Under The Cherry Trees
Come March, shoot across the East River to the rival Brooklyn Botanical Garden for the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival, NYC’s annual homage to Japanese culture. Wander through the Japanese Garden and enjoy the calming influence of nature.
Walk The High Line
Located in the Chelsea area of Manhattan, the High Line is a mile-and-a-half long green way upon old railroad tracks. It’s a great way to get some exercise, people-watch, and take in the sights and sounds of a vibrant city.
Celebrate Spring At The Holi Hai Festival
Every year, the spring equinox marks the Holi Hai festival, and Governor’s Island is the place to be. Join exuberant revelers by tossing around water balloons and pigmented powder to cheer the (very colorful) arrival of spring.
Browse An Art Show
Every May, Randall’s Island Park hosts Frieze New York, a massive art fair under a massive tent. It’s a fully immersive experience that happens to include an amazing line up of food stalls.
Bike The Brooklyn Bridge
Use your own wheels or rent a CitiBike for about ten bucks to get some exercise while enjoying a stunning view of the Manhattan as well as the Brooklyn skyline.
Visit The Bronx Zoo
You’ll get a full dose of fresh air exploring this iconic zoo, the largest in the U.S. at 265 acres.
Skate Your Troubles Away
The calendar may say it’s spring, but cold weather can linger in NYC well into April. fortunately, the Wollman Rink in Central park is open until April 7, 2019, so you can enjoy making figure eights even as the tree buds start to bloom.