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Spring is in the air, bringing along long days of sunshine and blooming flowers. Consider planning your springtime activities with Harlem Spirituals/New York Visions. Whether you want to spend a day exploring Manhattan, or want to branch out to the City’s other boroughs of Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, 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
(Photo by Thomas H. – Flickr)
Forget going to the gym and exercise outdoors! Springtime is an ideal time for biking, with refreshing, breezy air offering more spring to your stride than you are used to. Take a guided bike tour for the best views of the Hudson River and the city skyline along with the Central Park scenery. You also have the option of getting a Full Day Bike Rental Pass to explore the city on your own.
2- Get new perspectives along New York Harbor
(Photo by Julienne Schaer/ NYC & Company)
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 an exquisite brunch and live jazz on board of the Lunch/Brunch Cruise with live jazz!
3- 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. You may also choose from Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Staten Island Zoo or the New York Aquarium.
4- Eat and drink outside
(Photo by Clayton Cotterell/ NYC & Company)
In a city as busy as the Big Apple, having some leisure time outdoors is an essential way to unwind. Eating and drinking Alfresco 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
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
(Photo by Wes Tarca/ NYC & Company)
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 require 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. 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 and experience new activities. Switch it up a little bit this year by kicking off the season with biking, cruising, exploring, or simply eating and drinking in open air. Start fresh by introducing yourself to some new activities! If you are interested in finding more to do in New York City, search through our complete range of tours, attractions and activities. We can also tailor-make programs specifically to match your desires and budgets. Harlem Spirituals is the ideal one-stop-shop to simplify your planning! Find more information on www.harlemspirituals.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.