There are two reasons why springtime in NYC is a breath of fresh air. For starters, you can throw open your windows, go for a walk and actually breathe in the fresh air. And secondly, it’s also the start of a new phase of life.
We’re in a post-COVID wake and the onset of spring should help awaken our spirits as we get outside even more and rediscover our favorite city. We’re feeling invigorated by the warmer temps and blooming signs of life all around.
Springtime in NYC is a breath of fresh air, so throw on your shoes and start exploring!
A Walk In The Park
Did you know that there are over 1,700 parks in NYC? Many parks have great websites with a calendar of events, offer free or minimum cost activities, and let you know what will be in bloom during particular months.
- The Brooklyn Heights Promenade offers incredible views of downtown Manhattan, the East River, and the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s a go-to spot for joggers, walkers, and even has benches if you prefer to sit and take in the views.
[Source: NYC The Official Guide]
- LIC Gantry Park has views of the midtown Manhattan skyline, piers, manicured gardens, and restored gantries.
- Did you know that Riverside Park has over 400 acres of parkland that spans from 59th to 191st Street? You can visit their site here before exploring all the park has to offer – which is a lot!
- Other areas to explore in the springtime are the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy as well as mainstays like Central Park, Bryant Park, Madison Square Park, and Washington Square Park – just to name a few!
Springtime can’t come soon enough after the long, bitter winter we’ve had on the East Coast. Take the time to breathe in the warm, fresh park air while keeping your step count up.
Springtime Is In Bloom
New York City has a surprising amount of green space and a love for botanicals. City life in New York is great because there is always something for everyone. What better way to breathe some fresh life into your daily routine of work and/or school than to tour these gorgeous attractions?
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens is renowned for its cherry blossoms, but there are also many other blooming delights to take in. Their website offers a handy ‘featured bloom’ so you know what is opening up before you go.
[Source: Home and Garden]
And speaking of floral attractions, Macy’s flower show is coming back this year after canceling in 2020. This year’s theme is ‘Give. Love. Bloom’ and will be held May 2-16 at their Macy’s Herald Square location.
New Yorkers know when the warmer weather kicks in, the rooftops open up. Rooftop restaurants and bars are a fun way to take in the NYC scenery from an entirely new angle.
This list of the best rooftop restaurants in NYC is a great place to start. We highly suggest doing your research ahead of time due to lingering COVID safety restrictions that may be in place for some establishments.
Source: Webster’s Rooftop Area]
Guests at Webster can enjoy rooftop access as well (photo above). On any given day, guests can be seen taking their meals outside, reading a book, connecting with other guests, or simply take in the views. Webster also has a lush outdoor area (pictured below).
[Source: Webster’s Outdoor Area]
Spring Has Sprung
There are so many things to do in NYC, rain or shine. It has us thinking of this quote:
Spring drew on…and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps. – Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre