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New York City is a beautiful place to visit year-round. Whether dusted with snow and frost in winter, or painted red, gold and brown in fall, there’s pretty much no bad time to plan a trip to the Big Apple.
However, one of the best times to plan a trip to NYC is the spring. There’s something truly wonderful about New York when the birds are singing, the flowers start to bloom, and the warm weather begins to blow the snow, frost and ice away.
When spring comes around, visitors flock to New York. Spring is one of the best times to go cruising from the Big Apple, and the onset of warmer weather and sunny skies make it the perfect time for a weekend break, too. Whether you are in town for a week or just a few days, take a look below at some of the best things to do in New York in the springtime.
Spring marks the start of the baseball season in the US, and a day out at the ball game is one of the best ways to get under the skin of authentic New York life. Head to Yankee Stadium or Citi Field and enjoy America’s favourite sport.
Art and culture
Spring is when New York is at its most artistic and most cultural, with a vast array of shows, exhibitions and fairs to attend and explore. The Affordable Art Fair is a great way to pick up quality artworks at prices that won’t leave your wallet empty, while Frieze is one of the most anticipated art events of the year. With the Tribeca Film Festival and free movies in the parks as well, there’s enough to keep the most cultural tourist satisfied.
New York in bloom
NYC is covered in flowers as soon as the first spring notes appear. The Orchid Show transforms the Botanical Gardens into a paradise of petals, while Macy’s Flower Show features nearly one million flowers, plants and trees. For something a little alternative, the Cherry Blossom Festival in Brooklyn’s Botanical Gardens paints the trees pink, and will have you believing you’ve been transported to Tokyo.
St Patrick’s Day
New York’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade is iconic, a world famous expression of Irish craic that turns the city green and has everyone digging up their Irish roots. The Parade has been running for over 250 years, and is a true NYC tradition, and something not to be missed.
Another huge New York tradition, Fashion Week is when the city hosts one of the fashion industry’s largest and most exciting events. Designers, models and fashion fans from all over the world flock to the runways and catwalks of the Big Apple, for the unveiling of the Fall/Winter collection to the chic and sophisticated New York audience. So don your chicest of clothes, and rub shoulders with the beautiful people at this exceptional fashion happening.
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