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What to do in Spring in NYC

Spring in New York City is truly magical. After months of dormancy, the flowers in Central Park begin to bloom, outdoor food and theater festivals return, and live music can be heard on virtually every street corner. Springtime in New York is the perfect chance to take a Central Park boat ride, have a picnic on the Highline, and take a tour of the Statue of Liberty. Here are some of our top picks for things to do for Spring in New York.

Central Park Boat Ride

The perfect spring day in New York includes an afternoon Central Park boat ride. To rent a boat ride, enter Central Park from 72nd Street and Central Park West, and walk east across the park. After passing the picturesque “IMAGINE” mosaic and the iconic Bethesda Terrace, you will reach the Loeb Boathouse. This is where your Central Park Boat ride will begin. But first, stop into the Loeb Boathouse for a meal. You can either dine inside and get a gourmet meal with an expansive view of Central Park or grab a traditional NYC hot dog and french fries from their casual outdoor café. When you are done, head over to rent your boat. You will be renting a rowboat for $40 (cash only) and when you return the boat, you will get $20 back. All-in-all, an an hour in a rowboat on the Central Park lake will cost only $20. Row under the Bow Bridge (featured in the Spider-Man movies), gaze at the Angel of the Water statue and take a picture in front of the San Remo apartment. This Central Park boat ride is perfect for families, friends, and even a romantic rendezvous. Your springtime Central Park boat ride in New York will be a memory to last a lifetime.


Deciding where to eat in NYC is always a challenge. There are so many incredible restaurants to choose from! Springtime in New York means the return of Smorgasburg, the largest open-air food market in America. Smorgasburg has several locations, including at the World Trade Center and Prospect Park. Each Smorgasburg location features dozens of NYC’s best food vendors. Options include grilled lobster, Cajun cuisine, BBQ, oysters, tacos, Japanese food, and delicious ice cream for dessert. If you are a foodie, Smorgasburg is an amazing stop for you! Visit the official Smorgasburg(opens in a new tab) website for locations and hours. It’s the perfect foodie paradise during Spring in New York. Visit Smorgasburg with friends and split a bunch of different dishes. It’s the perfect way to experience the best food NYC has to offer all in one place.

Take a Tour

Springtime in New York is the perfect time to take a tour! The weather is warming up, but not yet becoming the brutal summertime heat. This is the perfect season for walking around and learning about the city. Spring in New York is a whimsical time to visit any of New York City’s parks(opens in a new tab) (we have over 600 of them!) and to learn the secret histories each park hides. For instance, over 20,000 dead bodies are buried under Washington Square Park! The Highline is built on top of an abandoned elevated railroad! This spring, New York also introduced a 170,000 square foot public rooftop park on Pier 57! It’s the largest public rooftop park in the city, brand new this year!

Spring in New York is also the perfect time to visit the Statue of Liberty. To visit the Statue of Liberty, you must take a boat ride to Liberty Island. Spring in New York can give you blue skies and beautiful weather to view the Manhattan skyline from the boat, before hopping off to explore Liberty Island and Ellis Island.

Springtime in New York is when locals and tourists alike head outdoors to experience the best the city has to offer. It is a great opportunity to wander and explore the city’s streets, window shop, and listen to live music. You won’t want to miss a minute of Spring in New York.

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