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There are millions of reasons to love Springtime. Beautiful flowers, the smell of freshcut grass, warmer temperatures, baseball and BBQs are a few of the favorites. But those are not the only reasons that we're looking forward to Springtime.

When Spring hits New York City, the crowds start to pick back up, but they aren't as heavy as they are in the summer or holiday season. The weather gets a little more bearable, and we might get a few more snows before summer comes around, but we'll also have some days where you can walk outside without a sweater. The parks are calling out names, the farmers makets and street fairs are coming back to life and there are plenty of holidays, sports and events that will give everyone a reason to plan a trip to New York City!

The Views from Top of the Rock
As the season changes adn the colors of the flowers, grassy knolls and trees start turning, the view of New York City and Central Park gets better and more beautiful than ever. And there's no better place to enjoy it than from the Top of the Rock.

St. Patrick's Day Parade
Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, and New York City has one of the biggest parades in the world, so everyone pretty much blends in to this eccentric crowd. Who doesn't love beer and kisses? Just make sure you wear your green!

Union Square Green Market
Head to Union Square every Saturday morning this Spring and check out the local produce, fresh flowers and homemade treats at the Union Square Market. It's one of our favorite NYC Street fairs!

Opening Day at Yankees Stadium
Take me out to the ball game! Opening Day at Yankees Stadium is always an event - Don't worry, we've got NY Yankees tickets for that game, and every game of the season.

Macy's Flower Show
The one time of year we can enjoy the smell of roses instead of the overpowering blast of perfumes is when the Macy's Flower Show takes over the first floor of Macy's New York for a month.

TriBeCa Film Festival
A time for celebrity spotting at it's finest!

Walking Tours in NYC
After a few months of staying close to the heaters in buildings and buses, it's finally time that we can get back out and explore this beautiful city while walking around. Walking tours start picking up more, but they aren't nearly as crowded as they will be in a few months, so enjoy the beauty and history of the city, and maybe a few hours of serenity on a walking tour. 

Cherry Blossoms at Brooklyn Botanical Garden
April is one of the most beautiful times of the year, who doesn't love seeing Brooklyn: Pretty in Pink! Take a stroll through the pathways lined with newly-blooming trees, and be sure to bring your camera!

Rooftop Bar Season
Many rooftop bars in NYC are adding on and staying open all year long. We like the rooftop bars that really make you feel like you're out on the rooftop though, and we can't wait for Springtime to roll around so that we can enjoy a nice afternoon or evening at one. 

A New Season of Shopping on Fifth Avenue
Who doesn't love going home with a few new things for your closet? You spring trip is a perfect time to go shopping on Madison, Fifth and at any of the current sample sales going one while you're here so that you can add some fun, new pieces to your wardrobe.

A Day at Central Park (without earmuffs and mittens)
Need we say more? We're definitely looking forward to not layering up for a walk or run in the park and being able to sit down with a book or picnic and enjoy the day! 

Beautiful Churches on Easter in NYC
Whether you're religious or not, Easter is a great time to spend a weekend in New York City. There are egg hunts all over the city (for kids, dogs and grown-ups) and an annual parade and Easter Bonnet Festival (Fifth Avenue between 49th and 57th). Pick out a big hat, a new sundress, spend the morning at one of the beautiful historic churches in NYC and the afternoon at Easter brunch. There's no better time this Spring to head to NYC with the whole family!

  • St. Peter's Church - Evangelical Lutheran
  • The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine - the largest church in the United States - Episcopal
  • St. Thomas Church - Episcopal
  • St. Patrick's Church - Catholic

Brunching on the Patio
New Yorkers love their brunch! And when the weather warms up and the sun is out, we love brunching on the patios. Nothing goes better with a mimosa and French Toast that warm air, a cool breeze and a few bugs to swat away. 

Memorial Day Weekend
Technically, summer doesn't start until after Memorial Day, but many people think that Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer season. Officially, no, but unofficially the weather starts it's turn toward beautiful spring and summer temps which means it's the perfect time to visit NYC. A 3-day weekend filled with warm, sunny days, mimosas, tons of fun events and more. Why wait for summer to officially start before you plan a summer vacay when you can kick yours off with the rest of New York City on Memorial Day Weekend?



NYCTourist Travel Info

Check out All the Tours to Take This Spring!

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NY Harbor Cruise


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Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest


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New York Water Taxi Tours


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Private Tour with Personal Photographer


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Statue & Skyline Cruise by Classic Harbor Line


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