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.

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Get a Deal on Theater Tickets

There is nothing better than a New York Broadway show – except a Broadway show for half price! You often can get discount tickets for performances happening that same day.

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 crocuseswhite snowdrops, and winter aconite pushing up through the brush.

Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

On a weekday with good visibility, treat yourself to the exhilarating views earned from a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. On the Brooklyn side, extend your walk through Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Go out in the Meatpacking District

In the 1900s, some 250 meatpacking operations earned this Manhattan neighborhood its name. Today, the neighborhood is known for its over-the-top nightclub scene.

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. 

 

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