Top Ten Spring Activities in Greater New York
Take in a Broadway Show, check out the Bronx Zoo, and enjoy a slice of NY-style pizza.
Get a Deal on Theater Tickets
See New York from the Top of the Empire State Building
The Big Apple looks completely different from nearly a quarter-mile high! And you get views of Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more. To save time, buy tickets online.
Eat a Pastrami Sandwich
In the 1800s, immigrant Jews in New York City gave the city a reputation for serving this especially delicious type of beef sandwich. Go to one of these favorite New York delis, and taste the magic!
See the First Blooms in Central Park
From mid-April to mid-May, watch for magnolias that grace the Great Lawn. As you’re exploring the Ramble, look out for lavender crocuses, white snowdrops, and winter aconite pushing up through the brush.
Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge
Go out in the Meatpacking District
Watch a Performance at Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center presents some of the world’s best opera, ballet, jazz, theater, and orchestral and chamber music on the planet. See a show, and/or take a guided tour of the building and the arts history that’s been made there.
Go Gallery Hopping in Chelsea
With more than 350 art galleries in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea, you can walk from 16th Street to 27th Street between 10th and 11th avenues and enjoy cutting-edge art displays for free. Check out this brief guide to the galleries.
Eat a New York Bagel
Jewish bakers began making these rings of bread in New York City in the 19th century. Their methods of handshaping and boiling the dough before baking make the bagels chewy and delicious. Find a great N.Y. bagel.
See Beautiful Cherry Blossoms
Enjoy 52 acres of specialty gardens at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Late March through mid-May, 200 cherry trees of 40 different varieties come into bloom.