New York City is great all year round. But it’s even greater during the spring! Whether you are coming to visit for Spring Break or just sight-seeing, it has something to offer.
Despite there being a bit of rain in the early spring months in New York City, the attitude is always fun and vibrant.
Cooler Months in New York City |
If you’re stopping by in the cooler months, visit the Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center (it’s open until April), where thousands of visitors come to skate every year.
It’s less than $10 to rent skates and definitely a memorable experience.
If it’s still chilly when you arrive and you don’t want to be outside, why not visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art?
It’s not only massive and beautiful, but it’s also filled with differing exhibits, the art of all kinds and a great café. It’s located at 1000 Fifth Avenue.
Admission to the MET ($20 for adults) also gets you into The Cloisters which are located uptown at Fort Tyron Park.
America’s only Medieval museum, The Cloisters are located in nature right along the majestic Hudson River.
To get to this secluded area, take the A train to 190th street (and walk through the park) or take the M4 Bus.
If you’re more interested in science, the American Museum of Natural History has got a lot for you too.
It’s located at Central Park West and West 79th Street. A suggested donation of $8 gets you into the museum and the Rose Center. Try to catch a star show!
Tip: The above museums charge a suggested donation. This means $20 is ideal but most people in New York donate less. It’s perfectly common not to pay the whole fee.
Parades in New York City
If you’re coming in March, be sure to take part in any St. Patrick festivities.
There are plenty of Irish pubs that will throw a grand party, too.
But first, stop by the parade – this goes on at 5th Avenue all the way from the 44th-87th streets.
There are thousands of marchers every year – so be sure to wear green, get some Irish food and drink and join in.
Easter Sunday in New York City is something you may want to catch if you’re interested in bonnets, bunnies, and baskets.
There is a giant parade down Fifth Avenue from 49th-58th streets. It usually runs during the early morning into the late afternoon from about 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
Outdoors in New York City
Once it gets a little warmer out, try visiting the Southstreet Seaport.
It’s located at Pier 17 at South Street and Fulton Street in lower Manhattan.
With a shopping mall, boat rides, dining, and bars, it’s a treat to look out at the water of New York. And you can catch a water taxi here that will give you the grand tour.
If you’re visiting in April, why not try the Central Park Zoo? It’s $8 for adults to enter and is open all day, though feeding hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s located on 5th Avenue south of 65th Street.
Try asking the locals what they prefer to do.
You never know where people might direct you! The best suggestions come from experienced New Yorkers