From A-Z: 26 Things To See And Do in NYC This Spring

Spring time in New York City is magical. Here’s an alphabetical list of things to see and do.
A- Art

New York is known for its vibrant art culture and spring is one of the best times to experience it. Check out one of the multiple museums or get lost wandering around looking for street art!

[Rey Rosa Photography/NYC Street Art]
photo: Rey Rosa Photography/NYC Street Art
B– Brunch

What more is there to say? Brunch is amazing during any season. Here are some of our recommendations.



C– Cherry Blossoms

New York is officially in bloom when the Cherry Blossoms are out! You can spend a beautiful day at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden walking through the trees and taking totally instagramable pictures with the pink and white blooms. Check out more here.

D- Dogs

People walking dogs. It happens all year round but it’s better in spring.


E- Eat

Who said bathing suit season is coming up? With all the options at our fingertips, its hard to resist all the amazing food options NYC has to offer. Sweet, savory, bagels, pizza- all things you can enjoy without the finery like forks and knives. So grab a bite and head outside.

F- Food Trucks

When it’s nice out, no one wants to be locked up inside. So swing by a food truck, bring your book and park yourself on a bench or in a park. Check out this list of some of the best food trucks in the city.


G- Governor’s Ball

This is the festival of all NYC festivals, check out the line up for 2018!

H- Hudson River

Take a walk, jog or bike ride along the Hudson and enjoy the views.

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photo: lazyllama/
I- Immerse yourself in a book at Central Park

What would spring time be without a casual afternoon spent in the park with a picnic, a book and good company?

J- Jazz

Head up to Harlem to check out some of the original jazz hot spots or, if you get lucky you might just stumble upon some jazz in the park.

K- Kentucky Derby NYC style

Ok, so this one isn’t necessarily a plan made for the city but it is the season and it’s a totally acceptable excuse to day drink dressed in your fanciest outfit. This Derby Day party at Hotel Chantelle is a multi-level rooftop party and definitely an awesome way to spend the day with friends.


L- Luna Park

Head down to Luna Park on Coney Island to enjoy the rides and the Boardwalk.

M- Macy’s Flower Show

The Macy’s Flower Show is a spring time must see.

N- Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

In May, swing by Hell’s Kitchen for one of NYC’s oldest and largest food festivals. Food vendors,  arts and crafts and live performances from local groups are held. From 10am-6pm you can join in on the party.


O- Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden

The Orchid Show takes place through the end of April. Stop by to smell the… orchids!
P- Pretzels

If you haven’t eaten at least one of these in your life, you’re definitely not a New Yorker. Stop by any stand on any street and you’re pretty much guaranteed a good one. Extra mustard, please.


Q- (Queens) World’s Fare

The World’s Fare (which takes place in Queens) will be held on April 28th and 29th and pays homage to the great Fair of 1964. Over 100 vendors from 100 culture will be there with food, music and booze!


R- Rooftop Bars

Rooftop Bars and spring go hand in hand. Check out this list of some of our recommendations.

Facebook/The Attic Rooftop & Lounge
Facebook/The Attic Rooftop & Lounge
S- Smorgasburg!

Spring time is basically the same as “it’s finally nice enough to eat outside” time. And of course this includes the weekly Brooklyn Smorgasburg. You need to check out some of these vendors.

T- Tribeca Film Festival

This festival gives movie lovers the chance to chase movies all over Manhattan in theaters from Tribeca up to Chelsea and goes on for two weeks in April. Check it out here.


U– Union Square Greenmarket

Although the Union Square Greenmarket takes place all year long, what better time to take a walk through and get some fresh produce or artisan breads and cheeses than spring?

V- Valley Coffee & Tea Festival

Spring weather is perfect for exploring. Take a day trip to the Hudson Valley for the A Cup of the Valley Coffee and Tea festival and a hike through Hyde Park on April 22nd.


W- Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park is one of the most beautiful places to spend a few hours once the weather warms up. This weekend, bring your pillow for the NYC pillow fight.

X- XXX Check out the Museum of Sex

This radical museum is a hysterical and fun way to bring in the season of love.

Y- Yankee Game

Spring marks the official baseball season! We all know the Bronx Bombers are the real city favorite so make sure you have a game marked somewhere on your calendar.  Yankee stadium is really upping its game with their drink and food options this year too.


Z- Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo is the largest urban zoo in the country. With over 265 acres of land and 4,000 animals, taking a stroll through this beautiful park is a great way to spend the day.


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