Spring is in the air! And you know what that means … long days of sunshine tempting you to get out more and enjoy all the exciting things to do in New York City. With flowers blooming, as you contemplate your springtime days in the Big Apple, consider planning your activities with Harlem Spirituals – NY Visions. Whether you want to spend a great day in Manhattan or are looking to catch some sun while exploring the City’s other boroughs like Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, or even all three of them, our guided visits are intended to make sure that you get the most out of your time in New York City. Are you looking for super fun things to do in Gotham this season? Read on for some more exhilarating ways to welcome spring in New York City.
1- Bike the Big Apple
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Forget going to the gym and energize outdoor! Because this is the ideal time for biking as the refreshing breezy air put even more spring in your stride. Take a Bike and Boat guided tour and you’ll be rewarded with the sprawling views of the Big Apple from atop the Brooklyn Bridge as you pass by several of the city’s famous landmarks. For other outdoor biking activities, get out and explore on the New York at Night Guided Bike tour, the Waterfront and Central Park Bike Tour or get a Full Day Bike Rental Pass.
2- Get new perspectives along New York Harbor
Nothing says spring like cruising along New York Harbor on a beautiful sunny day. For those who are seeking a thrilling experience, get up close and personal with the Island of Manhattan on this Daytime Sailing Cruise, the Best of NYC Full Island Cruise, or the Harbor Lights Cruise. As if the magical views of New York City’s famous skyline weren’t amazing enough, you can also enjoy a full buffet with open bar on board of the Champagne Brunch sailing Cruise!
3- Do some animal observations
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While many of New York City’s zoos remain open year-round, spring may be the ultimate time to visit. When the climate is warm enough to happily spend a whole morning or afternoon strolling through the many acres in places like the Bronx Zoo, which is a whopping 265 acres big and harbors about 4,000 animals. To appreciate this season’s weather at the Bronx zoo and its neighboring landmarks, join us on our Bronx Tour and Bronx Zoo Experience (starting on April 1st) to enjoy the cuteness overload of the animals at this zoo.
4- Eat and drink Al Fresco!
In a city as busy as the Big Apple, having some leisure time outdoors is an essential way to unwind. Eating and drinking Al fresco in NYC is one of the reasons why practically every New Yorker looks forward to warmer weather. But if rooftop bars and restaurants aren’t really your thing, then pack a picnic basket and head to one of our favorite New York City parks. Spring is also the beginning of several months of nice temperature, so check out our list of NYC’s top rooftop bars and toast to this season with some cocktails!
5- Stop and Smell the flowers
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You know it’s spring in NYC when a quick visit to Macy’s Herald Square location includes extravagant floral displays at their Annual Flower Show. If you don’t have time to walk through the store, Macy’s windows are also decked out with elaborate floral displays. NYC has a lot of beautiful gardens; but when it comes to the best flower shows in spring, nothing beats the New York Botanical Garden’s orchid exhibitions and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
6- Go on an Adventure!
Plan a springtime getaway with your loved ones, friends or even by yourself. If you ever wanted to see the Big Apple’s neighboring states, our day trips requires no research or planning on your part. To escape to the countryside, join this Philadelphia and Lancaster County tour. You can also do a Niagara Falls one-day trip by air to explore the celebrated waterfalls. A visit to The Freedom Trail, and other landmarks in Boston can be done on the One-day trip to Boston. Or you can take some time to shop and explore the Hamptons on this day trip. Our nation’s capital has numerous attractions and is often brimming with life during this time and you can uncover many of its corners on this Washington DC One Day Tour.
Regardless of your activity of choice, spring is the perfect time to get out more and experience new things again. So switch it up a little bit this year by kicking off the season with biking, cruising, exploring, or simply eating and drinking al fresco. Because why not start fresh by introducing yourself to some new activities!